DOCUMENTARIES

13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 3-9, 2019


BACK TO THE TOP

Greece, 2018, 74 min, North American Premiere, Documentary

June 7, 2019 5:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Stratis Chatzielenoudas
Writer(s): Stratis Chatzielenoudas, Ioanna Petinaraki
Producer(s): Ioanna Petinaraki
Cinematography: Bazil Christodoulou
Editor(s): George Zafeiris
Music: Vodka Juniors

Leonidas, a 33-year old punk rock paraplegic and his friends plan to climb on the highest peak of Mount Olympus. For whom is it going to be more difficult?

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DYING FOR EUROPE

Greece, 2017, 17 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 9, 2019 2:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Nikos Pilos
Writer(s): Natasha Blatsiou
Producer(s): Goethe Institute of Athens, Nikos Pilos
Editor(s): Pantelis Liakopoulos
Music: Orestis Kamperidis

The largest migratory flow recorded in history since World War II is revealed through fragments of personal stories. The heartrending trilogy focuses on the strength and hope of those who dare to dream a better life in Europe and are willing to even give their lives for a ‘new’ life.

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LAMBDA PI

Greece, 2018, 70 min, North American Premiere, Documentary

June 8, 2019 7:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Cristo Petrou
Writer(s): Cristo Petrou
Producer(s): Giorgos Karnavas, Konstantinos Kontovrakis
Cinematography: Giorgos Karvelas
Editor(s): Tolis Apostolidis

Lena Platonos, a Greek artist ahead of her time in terms of her groundbreaking work in electronica, is now receiving a surge of international attention. With the help of collaborators and international musicians of the electronic music scene such as Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip and the Red Axes, the film goes back to the time her revolutionary records were made.

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OBSCURO BARROCO

France, 2018, 60 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Evangelia Kranioti
Writer(s): Evangelia Kranioti
Producer(s): Evangelia Kranioti
Editor(s): Yorgos Lamprinos
Cast: Luana Muniz, Fabian McCroskey

Obscuro Barroco is a documentary-fiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic homage to a land of extremes; the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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OLYMPIA

United States, 2018, 103 min, LA Premiere, Documentary

June 6, 2019 8:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Harry Mavromichalis
Writer(s): Harry Mavromichalis, Sam Eggers
Producer(s): Sid Ganis, Anthoula Katsimatides, Muriel Moraes, Harry Mavromichalis, Andrew Ford, Keren Seol, Pamela Spyrs
Cinematography: John Ryan Johnson, Federico Cesca
Editor(s): Sam Eggers, Andrew Ford
Music: Paul Cantelon, Alexia Vassiliou
Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Lynn Cohen, Whoopi Goldberg, Laura Linney, Austin Pendleton, Ed Asner, Lainie Kazan, Louie Zorich, Apollo Dukakis

This revealing and unfiltered documentary follows the life and career of Academy Award-winning actress, Olympia Dukakis. This film deals with the struggles and pains surrounding identity and the roles. A deeply moving narrative explores not only Olympia’s rich and storied career  but also her struggle to find a sense of belonging between her American values and the values of her immigrant parents.

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THE LAST DAUGHTER

Chile, 2018, 20 min, US Premiere, Documentary

June 7, 2019 5:30 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Writer(s): Evi Karampatsou
Cinematography: Evi Karampatsou
Editor(s): Evi Karampatsou

Who becomes a mother? Anyone… Anyone ….I could have been her mother… And Aurora could have been my daughter… I didn’t receive her alive but dead…  But it’s the same…

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