12th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 4-10, 2018

Monday, June 4 | 7:00 PM | UCLA, JAMES BRIDGES THEATER

Presented by UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the study of Hellenic Culture

The West Coast premiere of Tassos Boulmetis’ 1968 inaugurates LAGFF 2018 at UCLA on Monday, June 4th, 7 pm, and launches the start of what we hope to be a lasting collaboration with the newly established UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture. The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director Tassos Boulmetis and a light reception. Parking is available at UCLA in Parking Lot 3 (Sunset & Hilgard), adjacent to the theater, $8 cash or credit card.

Greece, 2017, 94 min, West Coast Premiere, Documentary

Director: Tassos Boulmetis
Producer: Makis Angelopoulos, AEK BC
Cinematographer: Yiannis Daskalothanasis
Editor: Lambis Charalambidis
Music: Evanthia Rembutsika
Production Designer: Athinaea Spiliotakos
Cast: Manolis Mavromatakis, Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Ieroklis Michailidis
Makeup: Katerina Mihaloutsou

April 4th, 1968. Kallimarmaro Stadium is abuzz with thousands of people gathered and millions listening through their radios. The AEK–Slavia Prague basketball game has just begun. A girl in love is dreaming of her wedding day, while the future husband becomes more desperate with every Greek ball going through the hoop. An elderly husband and wife remember the home they left behind. A young communist prisoner cheers from his jail cell, and a PROPO betting shop becomes the place where old and new wounds resurface. Years before this night, three Constantinopolitans decided to create an athletic union that will tell their story. At the end of this night, Greek history will have changed forever.