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HFS’ “Always on Sunday” Greek Film Series Resumes November 14 with Digger

Vangelis Mourikis and Argyris Pandazaras in Digger (2020)

ASTORIA, NY – The Hellenic Film Society USA is pleased to present a screening of Digger, a contemporary Western, written and directed by Georgis Grigorakis, at the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, on Sunday, November 14, at 4 pm, as a  part of the HFS’s Always on Sunday film series, featuring monthly Sunday afternoon screenings of Greek films. 

The film, starring Vangelis Mourikis (Nikitas), Argyris Pandazaras (Johnny) and Sofia Kokkali (Mary), is a winner of ten 2021 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Actor. It is also Greece’s contender for Oscar consideration as Best International Feature.

Digger is about a reclusive farmer in the lush backwoods of Northern Greece who battles a giant mining corporation that is digging up the forest and threatening his property. But the greatest threat comes with the unexpected arrival of his estranged son, who appears after a 20-year separation to claim the family land.

In describing the film, Cineuropa said, “Digger is one of the more accomplished films in recent Greek cinema”. It is in Greek with English subtitles.

“The strong turnout for the New York Greek Film Expo last month convinced us that people are ready to go back to movie theaters and Digger is an excellent film to come back to. It’s well made, the performances are brilliant, and the subject matter is topical”, said Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society USA.

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

About the Hellenic Film Society USA

The Hellenic Film Society USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to promote Greek cinema in America. Its mission is to share the richness of Greek films, documentaries and film shorts, with a wider American audience, to promote Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent and to preserve the film heritage of Greece and Cyprus.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is also provided by the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Kallinikeion Foundation, and Queens Council on the Arts. For additional information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497.