The Hellenic Film Society USA will present the award-winning film, “Siege on Liperti Street” on Sunday, January 23 at 4:00pm at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.
“Siege on Liperti Street” is part of the society’s monthly “Always on Sunday” Greek film series which began in 2018. The Cypriot film, written and directed by Stavros Pamballis, won five Best Picture awards at the 2019 Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The film is in Greek with English subtitles.
“Siege” is set near the buffer zone dividing the city of Nicosia, Cyprus, where a desperate father crushed by economic austerity fights to keep his family’s home from being repossessed, at any cost. The film stars Constantine Markoulakis, one of Greece’s most acclaimed theater actors.
“’Siege on Liperti Street’ is a very powerful film the captures a simple man’s love for his family and the desperation that drives him to do whatever is necessary to save them from financial ruin,” Hellenic Film Society President Jimmy DeMetro says. “This is a most impressive directorial debut for Pamballis and we look forward to seeing more work from him in the future.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the society’s website or call 347-934-9497 and follow the society on Facebook and Instagram @hellenicfilmsocietyusa. The society is asking customers to use the discount code SUNDAY20 upon purchase.
The Museum of the Moving Image is located on 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, near public transportation. In accordance with New York City and State public health protocols, the museum requires proof of vaccination and masks for all visitors. Visit the museum’s website for more details.
The Hellenic Film Society USA is a 501c3 non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema can and should be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization promotes feature films, documentaries and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.
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