The New York-based Hellenic Film Society USA has resumed its popular monthly streaming series “Greek Films on Demand” with two critically-acclaimed movies available to stream through Sunday, March 13.
“My Name is Eftyhia” and “Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head” are this month’s selections and come in addition to the society’s “Always on Sunday” monthly in-person series at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens.
Both films are in Greek with English subtitles.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic when movie theaters were closed, the Hellenic Film Society began offering two films on demand every month. The series quickly became popular with viewers from across the United States and around the world, but when theaters reopened last fall, HFS returned to in-person screenings.
In response to the many requests from viewers outside the New York City metropolitan area, HFS has since resumed the series.
“My Name is Eftyhia,” directed by Angelos Frantzis, is an award-winning, song-filled biographical drama about the life of Eftyhia Papagiannopoulou, who escaped the burning of Smyrna in the early 1920s to become the beloved lyricist of Greece. The film won eight 2020 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Film. It also won HFS’s 2021 NY Greek Film Expo Audience Award for most popular film. Both screenings sold out at the Expo in October.
“Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head,” directed by Vasilis Christofilakis, is a smart, award-winning comedy that follows the trials and tribulations of a young hapless, anxiety-plagued movie director. The film won three awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017, including the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Greek Film.
“It has been gratifying for us to see the outpouring of requests for streaming Greek films,” HFS USA President Jimmy DeMetro said. “Although we prefer to show films in movie theaters where they were made to be seen, we are pleased to give our audience, especially those outside New York, the opportunity to see Greek films where they otherwise have no access.”
For further information or to purchase tickets, visit the Hellenic Film Society’s website.
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