ASTORIA, NY – The Hellenic Film Society USA presents the powerful drama, 18, on Sunday, February 26 at 3pm at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.
Directed by Vassilis Douvlis, the film just won the Audience Award for Best Film at the Cypriot and Greek Film Festival of Barcelona.
The powerful coming-of-age film portrays the difficulties faced by misguided adolescents as they try to navigate a world forged by economic crisis, the resurgence of fascism, and the pandemic. The film is in Greek with English subtitles. A trailer for the film can be found on the Hellenic Film Society’s YouTube channel.
“Director Vassilis Douvlis has created a gripping film that holds viewers’ attention”, says Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society. “It is an important film that intelligently deals with alarming social issues that are not just Greek, but global. I am delighted that 18 is getting the accolades it deserves”.
The screening is part of Always on Sunday, the Greek film series presented monthly by the Hellenic Film Society at the Museum of the Moving Image.
About the Hellenic Film Society USA
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, Antenna Satellite TV, and NYC & Company. For additional information, you can visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org .