All-Access GOLD PASS – 2017 LAGFF

11th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood | June 7-11, 2017


5-Day Festival All-Access GOLD PASS

Over 50 films and special events spanning 5 days and nights in Hollywood.


DAY 1 | Opening Night | Wednesday, June 7

AMERIKA SQUARE (Plateia Amerikis)
Greece/UK/Germany, 2016, 86 min, West Coast Premiere

Director: Yannis Sakaridis

Amerika Square is a Square in Athens. It’s the Casablanca of our times. A triptych revealing the opposing forces of today’s humanitarian challenges. Two friends, Billy, a tattoo artist and Nakos, a “banal” Greek racist, come head to head in Amerika Square in Athens because of the survival journey of Tarek, a Syrian refugee.

Greece, 2016, 26 min, Documentary

Director/Producer: Daphne Matziaraki

A coast guard captain on a small Greek island is suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea.

Opening Night Reception in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre to follow the screening

Greek delicacies and wines by Petros

Presented by Silver Patron, Earth Friendly Products


DAY 2 | Thursday, June 8
All Day/Evening Screenings
including a Tribute to iconic director Nikos Koundouros
with a Special screening of his masterpiece

Greece, 1956, 103 min

A peaceful innocent man is mistaken for a serial ravisher and killer who looks very much like him. He finds himself on the run by everyone that knows him, and finally hides inside a nightclub owned by small crooks. In his face, they see the leader that will give them everything they desire.

DAY 3 | Friday, June 9
All Day/Evening Screenings
including a Tribute to Maria Callas
with a Special screening of

OUR OWN MARIA CALLAS (I diki mas Maria Kallas)
Greece, 2016, 95 min, West Coast Premiere, Documentary

Director/Writer: Babis Tsokas

This Maria Callas dramatized documentary is a voyage to the mythical world of Maria Callas, the soprano we all know. Her life was one with the roles she interpreted, Medea, Norma, etc. Drama rules supreme. The glory from her art only gives way to the love for life. Rejection, pain, loneliness follow. Towards the end she returns to Greece. This film required the selfless work of hundreds of volunteers, while it was filmed in Neohorion Oihalias, place of origin of Maria Callas, Meligala, Kalamata, Tripoli, Athens, New York City, Verona, Milano, Paris and the island of Scorpio.

DAY 4 | Saturday, June 10
All Day/Evening Screenings
including the CLIFFS OF FREEDOM
Actors Panel & Case Study


DAY 5 | Closing Night | Sunday, June 11
All daytime screenings
including Closing Night Film & Orpheus Awards

SON OF SOFIA (O gios tis Sofias)
Greece/France/Bulgaria, 2017,111 min, West Coast Premiere

Director/Writer: Elina Psykou

11-year-old Misha is coming from Russia to Athens during the 2004 Olympic Games to live with his mother. He does not know there is a father waiting for him. While Greece is living the Olympic dream, Misha will get violently catapulted into the adult world, riding on the dark side of his favorite fairy tales.

Followed by the 11th annual Orpheus Awards, honoring Oscar-winning filmmaker, Alexander Payne.

Closing Night Reception in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre to follow Orpheus Awards

Greek delicacies and wines by Petros

Presented by Aegean Entertainment


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