Astoria, NY– The Hellenic Film Society USA presents the award-winning drama .dog, on Sunday, December 4 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The critically acclaimed film stars Andreas Konstantinou, one of Greece’s biggest film stars. The screening is part of HFS’s Always on Sunday series of monthly Greek film screenings at MoMI.
Directed by Yianna Americanou, the gripping drama is about a young man forced to reconcile his values with his love for his father, an ex-con recently released from prison. The performance won Konstantinou, who plays the role of the father, the Best Actor Award at the recent New York Greek Film Expo presented by the Hellenic Film Society. The film won the Youth Jury Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2021. The film is in Greek, with English subtitles.
“.dog is a very powerful coming-of-age film featuring not one, but two, brilliant performances”, says Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society, referring also to newcomer Dimitris Kitsos who plays the role of the son. “The film got an enthusiastic reaction when we showed it at the Village East in Manhattan during our film festival and there was strong demand for us to bring it to MoMI in Astoria.”
The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema deserves to be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization promotes feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.
In addition to collaborating with the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image for its series of monthly Greek film screenings, HFS presents the annual New York Greek Film Expo film festival annually. HFS also hosts a YouTube channel offering free Greek films and interviews with filmmakers.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Kallinikeion Foundation, and Antenna Satellite TV. For additional information, you can visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org