Sunday June 11 Closing Night

11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival


Sunday, June 11 | 6:00 PM | RIGLER

Eventbrite - CLOSING NIGHT: SON OF SOFIA & ORPHEUS AWARDS with Courtyard Reception

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

Director/Writer: Elina Psykou
Producer: Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Heretic
Production Designer: Pinelopi Valti
Cinematographer: Dionysis Efthimiopoulos
Editor: Nelly Ollivault
Costumes: Maria Aliferi
Cast: Victor Khomut, Valery Tscheplanowa, Thanassis Papageorgiou, Artemios Havalits, Areti Seitaridou, Ivonni Maltezou, Maria Filini, Marinos Veslemes, Christos Stergioglou

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.

*2017 Tribeca Film Festival – Best International Feature Film Award

LAGFF 2017 Orpheus Awards ceremony with the added talent of

Demetri Martin is a standup comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Martin became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin. He has also appeared in feature films and television shows including Ang Lee’s TAKING WOODSTOCK, Steven Soderbergh’s CONTAGION, Lake Bell’s IN A WORLD, Fox’s New Girl and Showtime’s House of Lies among others. Martin recently wrote and directed his first feature film, DEAN, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film, and is in theaters now.


Wet the Hippo offers a place and an infrastructure to support a widening community of performers and makers who value and encourage a shared search for the ridiculous, sincere, funny, and sublime. The group promotes a loose collection of autonomous shows, experimental in form and content, that abandon fixed rules and seek connection to a live audience.


Founder and Artistic Director of Wet The Hippo, John Gilkey, has performed internationally for more than thirty years in circus, variety, comedy clubs, theater and television. Gilkey has played a lead role in four Cirque Du Soleil productions; Quidam, Dralion, Varekai, and Iris. Gilkey’s career in circus, comedy and theater also includes creative projects with Pixar, Dragone and a whole bunch of others.


The 11th annual Orpheus Awards, honoring Oscar-winning filmmaker, Alexander Payne, will follow the screening.

Alexander Payne will receive the 2017 Orpheus Award at the 11th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Payne was selected by the festival committee to receive this year’s honor because of his worldwide contributions to movies and his extraordinary dedication to the preservation of its history. The award will be presented as part of the Orpheus Awards ceremony following the closing night film on June 11 in Hollywood.

Presented by Platinum Patrons, Aegean Entertainment and Onasis Foundation

Closing Night Reception in the courtyard of the Egyptian Theatre to follow Orpheus Awards
Greek delicacies and wines by Petros