FRIDAY JUNE 7

13th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 3-9, 2019

5:30 PM | RIGLER

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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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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CROSSING (Diavasi)

Greece, 2018, 5 min, North American Premiere

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

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Director(s): Nikos Mathios
Producer(s): Vassilis Mazomenos, Angelos Argyroulis
Cast: Arriti Kehagia

A young woman is having a pleasant walk in the forest. Or not?

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7:45 PM | SPIELBERG

½ NEW YEAR

United States, 2018, 75 min, West Coast Premiere

June 7, 2019 7:45 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Tom Morash
Writer(s): Georgia Menides, Drew McAnany
Producer(s): Zachary Block
Cinematography: Pierce Cook
Music: Eric Hirsch
Cast: Drew McAnany, Shanley Caswell, Rome Flynn, Bo Youngblood, Brooke Lewis, John Ierardi, Matt Schulte, Jeff Dye, Rebecca Vinagro

An ensemble dramedy, about a group of friends who celebrate 6 months into a year with a big party. Last year, relationships were tested and truths were revealed that would forever change the way this fun-loving group sees the world and each other. This year, pieces are still being picked up as the group bands together to wish one of their own a farewell, as he prepares to move cross-country.

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8:00 PM | RIGLER

CLIFFS OF FREEDOM (Not in Competition)

USA, 2019, 137 min

June 7, 2019 8:00 pm
Rigler Theater - Egyptian

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Director(s): Van Ling
Writer(s): Van Ling, Marianne Metropoulos
Producer(s): Casey Cannon, Marianne Metropoulos
Cast: Tania Raymonde, Jan Uddin, Raza Jaffrey, Christopher Plummer

The story of an ill-fated romance between a young Greek village girl and a conflicted Turkish officer during the dawn of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.

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9:30 PM | SPIELBERG

HOLY BOOM

Greece, 2018, 159 min, West Coast Premiere

June 7, 2019 9:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Maria Lafi
Writer(s): Maria Lafi , Elena Dimitrakopoulou
Producer(s): Lilette Botassi, Tefta Bejko
Cinematography: Ilias Adamis
Editor(s): Yorgos Paterakis, Kenan Akkawi
Music: Lakis Halkiopoulos
Cast: Nena Menti, Luli Bitri, Anastasia Rafaela Konidi, Samuel Akinola

Multiple storylines take place in a multicultural area of Athens during Orthodox Easter. The lives of four strangers, who live in the same neighborhood, change dramatically when, on Palm Sunday, the neighborhood’s postbox is blasted just for laughs. The consequences are relentless while Thalia watches everyone in the neighborhood, having lost her only chance to find happiness.

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NOWHERE

Greece, 2018, 14 min, US Premiere

June 7, 2019 9:30 pm
Spielberg Theatre - Egyptian

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Director(s): Sotiris Palaskas
Writer(s): Sotiris Palaskas
Producer(s): Maria Drandaki
Cast: Effi Rabsilber, Merlin Rose

You have a family, a house, a life. Then, in a moment, you lose everything. And violence seems to follow you in every step you make.

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