7TH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES GREEK FILM FESTIVAL

June 6, 2013 - June 9, 2013, 8:15 P.M.

Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

  

The USC School of Cinematic Arts proudly supports the 7th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival by co-hosting two screenings during this year's festival:

Boy Eating the Bird's Food

8:15 P.M. on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills

Shorts Program -- Golden Dawn, Dark Nights: 7 Voices

3:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills

TWENTY FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR EACH SCREENING!

The 7th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival will take place from June 6th - 9th, 2013 at the Writers Guild of America Theater and Real D Screening Room in Beverly Hills.

For festival calendar, film synopses, and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://lagff.org/

 

About Boy Eating the Bird's Food

Boy Eating the Bird's Food (To Agori Troei to Fagito tou Pouliou)

Greece, 2012, 80 min, LA Premiere

8:15 P.M. on Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills

Free parking available adjacent to the theater.

Director/Writer/Producer: Ektoras Lygizos
Production Companies: Stefi Productions, Guanaco
Cast: Yannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklesi, Kleopatra Perraki
[TRAILER]

A personal take on Knut Hamsun’s classic 1890 novel Hunger to the Modern Day follows a young man desperately trying to preserve his sense of dignity and overcome demoralizing hunger and loneliness in the streets of Athens.

*2012 Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival, Special Mention for Yannis Papadopoulos
*2012 Toronto Int’l Film Festival, Association Quebecoise des Critiques de Cinéma Award
*2013 Crossing Europe Linz, Crossing Europe Award – European Competition
*2013 Hellenic Film Academy, Best Film, Best New Director, Best Actor

Preceded by:

Cavo D'Oro

Greece, 2012, 28 min, US Premiere

Director/Writer: Siamak Etemadi
Producers: Siamak Etemadi, Elina Fessa
Cast: Kiriakos Hadjiioannou, Elena Mengreli
[TRAILER]

A love story of two strangers who meet by chance, on a barren, isolated beach, and develop a brief but extreme relationship driven by lust, fear and anger.

*65th Locarno International Film Festival, Official Selection

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About Shorts Program -- Golden Dawn, Dark Nights: 7 Voices

Vicious Circle

Greece, 2012, 6 min, US premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Salvador Georgantas
Cast: Argiris Thanasoulas, George Krasadakis, Spiridon Milionis, Vangelis Fotinakis
[TRAILER]

A guy’s unfortunate resemblance to an infamous politician results in a farcical chase through the streets of Athens.

Sphinx

Greece, 2012, 19 min, US Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Konstantinos Karamaghiolis
Cast: Manos Vakousis, Elias Moulas, Euthimis Zisakis, Alexandros Chrysanthopoulos
[TRAILER]

A youth flirting with becoming a member of a fascist group, experiences a reality check.

Santa Who? (Poios Vassilis?)

Greece, 2011, 24 min, World Premiere

Director/Adaptation: Dimitris Moutsiakas
Producer: Dimitris Spyrou
Cast: Dimitris Bikiropoulos, Charis Fragoulis, Andreas Konstandinou, Dimitra Trikka
[TRAILER]

On a Christmas Eve, an old barber and a little girl encounter a dangerous Santa…

Dichotomous

Canada, 2013, 30 min, US Premiere

Directors: Peter James, Philippos Balabanos
Writers: Philippos Balabanos, Peter James
Executive Producers: Angelis Sarbanis, Gregory C. Pappas
Cast: Constantine Kourtidis, Leonidas Pappas, Peter James, Karine Dashney
[TRAILER]

The leader of the Montreal chapter of the ultranationalist Golden Dawn is on the hunt, and the only obstacle in his way will turn out to be a man just like himself.

45 Degrees

Greece, 2012, 15 min, US Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Georgis Grigorakis
Cast: Stelios Xanthoudakis, Giannis Tsortekis, Eleytheria Komi, Bakar Albakar
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Athens, August 2012. 45 degrees. It’s getting dark, but the city is still in the grip of the relentless heat – and so is a family that finds itself between a rock and a hard place.

Km

Greece, 2012, 11 min, US Premiere

Director/Writer: Christos Nikou
Producers: Iraklis Mavroidis, Angelos Venetis
Cast: Evi Saoulidou, Aris Servetalis
[TRAILER]

Stuck in a car, a couple seems to experience the intense end of their relationship.

Jachalay

Greece, 2013, 6 min, World Premiere

Director/Writer/Producer: Manos Gerogiannis and Yannis Zoumakis
[TRAILER]

Aloof witnesses or protective observers, the giant Jachalays stand by humanity in a time of dissent towards something not yet understood.

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About the 7th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF)

The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival showcases new films from Greek filmmakers worldwide. Our foremost goal is to promote Greek Cinema and cultural exchange while bridging the gap between Greek filmmakers and Hollywood. Orpheus Awards are given to the most outstanding new films in the dramatic, documentary and short film categories.

Now in our seventh year, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) is witnessing a new wave of Greek Cinema emerging from an irreverent generation of young filmmakers who insist on breaking ties with past trends and seeing things in their own unique way. The results are impressive and include recognition in global film circles such as the Cannes, Venice and Sundance film festivals. Our place as a center for Greek filmmakers from around the world is taking on new significance as we assume an active role not only in reflecting the blossoming of Greek Cinema but also in promoting modern Greek culture by highlighting its hidden treasures and root.

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Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu