ASTORIA, NY– The Hellenic Film Society USA presents the classic Greek film comedy, My Friend Lefterakis, on Sunday, January 29 at 3pm at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The beloved 1963 farce from Greece’s famed Finos Film Studio stars two of Greek cinema’s most accomplished comic actors, Dinos Iliopoulos and Kostas Voutsas. The screening is part of HFS’s Always on Sunday series of monthly Greek film screenings at MoMI.
Directed by Alekos Sakellarios, the film is about a cheating husband who invents a friend, Lefterakis, as a cover for his womanizing. But his wife is onto him, so she devises a devilish plan to expose his cheating ways. Replete with intrigue and hilarious surprises, the film is in Greek with English subtitles.
“The comedy in My Friend, Lefterakis, really holds up 60 years later,” says Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society. “Seeing it again on the big screen at theThessaloniki International Film Festival this past November was a real treat, and we knew we had to bring it to our American audience.”
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HFS will soon be announcing plans to bring back Greek Films on Demand beginning in February.
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.