12th Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

June 4-10, 2018

$150 all-access GOLD PASS includes:

* Opening Night Premiere @ UCLA with Reception, June 4

* Opening Night Premiere with Reception catered by Good Greek Grill, Super-Premium Greek wine tasting by Georgós, and additional catering by PETROS, June 6

* Closing Night Premiere with Reception catered by Good Greek Grill, Super-Premium Greek wine tasting by Georgós, and additional catering by PETROS, June 10

* Orpheus Awards, with Tribute honoring George Chakiris, June 10

* Filmmaker Brunch at Consul General’s Residence catered by Restaurant Republic

* Guaranteed access to all screenings & events, June 6-10

* Priority entry and preferred seating for all events

* Access to VIP hospitality lounge

DAY 1 | Opening Night | Monday, June 4
Opening Night Premiere @ UCLA & light reception

1968 | Greece | 2018 | 94 min | West Coast Premiere
Monday, June 4th, 7pm @ UCLA, James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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 and a light reception. Parking is available at UCLA for $8.

April 4th, 1968. The Kallimarmaro Stadium is abuzz, with thousands of people gathered and millions listening through their radios. The AEK vs. SLAVIA of 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 become 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.

DAY 2 | Opening Night | Wednesday, June 6
Opening Night Premiere @ Egyptian, catered reception & live entertainment

SMUGGLING HENDRIX (Fygadevontas ton Hendrix)
Cyprus | 2018 | 93 min | West Coast Premiere
Wednesday, June 6, 7pm @ Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Marios Piperides’ comedy SMUGGLING HENDRIX will open LAGFF at the Egyptian, on Wednesday, June 6, 7 pm. Still, as a project, SMUGGLING HENDRIX won the IPDF Aegean Award in 2014. Last April it won Best International Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. Filmmakers will be in attendance, and the screening will be followed by a catered reception at the Egyptian’s courtyard. Lot parking is available for $10-20.

Yiannis, a fading musician, is planning to leave crisis-ridden Cyprus for a better life abroad. His plans are put on hold when his dog Jimi runs away and crosses the UN buffer zone to the occupied side of the Island. Through the simple story of a man who searches for his dog, SMUGGLING HENDRIX gives a vivid demonstration of how the fences we build, both real and imagined, between ourselves and others, can be broken down once we recognize the familiarity in the face of the unknown.

DAY 3 | Thursday, June 7
All day/evening screenings, TBA

DAY 4 | Friday, June 8
All day/evening screenings

DAY 5 | Saturday, June 9
All day/evening screenings

Filmmakers Brunch @ Consul General’s residence
GOLD PASS holders only

DAY 6 | Closing Night | Sunday, June 10
All day/evening screenings
Orpheus Awards Ceremony

Greece | 2016 | 93 min | West Coast Premiere
Sunday, June 10, 6pm @ Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

The screening of Thodoris Atheridis’ PERFECT STRANGERS will close this year’s LAGFF at the Egyptian, to be followed by the Orpheus Awards ceremony, catered reception and live entertainment in the courtyard (more to be announced).
Seven friends meet for dinner on a Friday night. An idea emerges. Every text and call they receive through the night must be shared with the whole group. When the game forces complete transparency, secrets are revealed and relationships are deeply threatened.

George Chakiris, Orpheus Honoree

George Chakiris will receive the 2018 Honorary Orpheus Awardat the 12th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. Chakiris 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 by Rita Moreno as part of the Orpheus Awards ceremony following the closing night film on June 10 in Hollywood.

Orpheus Awards hosted by Chuck Dukas

Chuck Dukas’ ability of hyping up contestants before the start of TV shows accompanied with his infectious personality, made him a name as an audience warm-up host for top shows such as American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, Fuller House and many Nickelodeon projects. Along with warming up TV audiences Chuck serves as a live event emcee and auctioneer having worked for some of the largest companies and corporations in America. For three consecutive years, Dukas has been the number one emcee and auctioneer from based on total bookings.

With the participation of comedian ANT

ANT has steadily climbed the comedy hill to become one of the most successful comedians of our time. A regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Tyra Banks show, ANT is the only comedian to appear on all five seasons of NBC’s hit series Last Comic Standing. He is recognized as the host VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and in the LOGO series, U.S. of ANT. ANT ventured out of his comfort zone, appearing in Celebri-Cadabra, a competition show featuring magic and celebrities.

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