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Hellenic Film Society Resumes Streaming Greek Movies; Two Films Available for 10-day Period Each Month

ASTORIA, NY—Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has announced that it is resuming its popular streaming series Greek Films on Demand. Every month, it will offer two Greek films for a 10-day period. In March, it will present “My Name is Eftyhia” and “Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head”, from Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 13. This is in addition to its monthly “Always on Sunday” monthly series, in person, at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Both films are in Greek with English subtitles.

At the height of the pandemic when movie theaters were closed, HFS began offering two films on demand every month. It was a popular series with viewers from across the US and around the world, but when theaters reopened last fall, HFS returned to in-person screenings. In response to the many requests from viewers outside the New York metro area asking for Greek films to stream, HFS is resuming the series now.

“My Name is Eftyhia”, directed by Angelos Frantzis, is an award-winning, song-filled biographical drama about the life of Eftyhia Papagiannopoulou, who escaped the burning of Smyrna in the early 1920s to become the beloved lyricist of Greece. The film won eight 2020 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Film. It also won HFS’s 2021 NY Greek Film Expo Audience Award for most popular film. Both screenings sold out at the Expo in October.

“Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head”directed by Vasilis Christofilakis, is a smart, award-winning comedy that follows the trials and tribulations of a young hapless, anxiety-plagued movie director. The film won three awards at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017, including the FIPRESCI Prize for Best Greek Film.

“It has been gratifying for us to see the outpouring of requests for streaming Greek films,” said Jimmy DeMetro, president, Hellenic Film Society USA. “Although we prefer to show films in movie theaters where they were made to be seen, we are pleased to give our audience, especially those outside New York, the opportunity to see Greek films where they otherwise have no access.”

For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497 and follow on Facebook and Instagram.