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HFS USA Presents Award -Winning drama MAN OF GOD, May 7, at MoMI

ASTORIA, NY –The Hellenic Film Society USA presents the inspiring drama, Man of God, on Sunday, May 7 at 3pm at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. Directed by Yelena Popovic, the film stars Aris Servetalis, one of Greece’s most highly regarded actors, and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke.

The award-winning biopic tells the story of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, a humble Greek Orthodox priest who lived in the 20th century and was persecuted by religious superiors jealous of his popularity. Man of God was a box office hit in Greece and during limited release in the US. A trailer for the film can be found on the Hellenic Film Society’s YouTube channel. The film is in English.

“American filmgoers have been asking for this film since it was first released to sold-out audiences in Greece”, says Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society. “Many will be inspired by this modern-day saint who endured unjust slander and humiliation, but who led by example and ultimately triumphed over adversity”.  
For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org and follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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. The series is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall. 

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. 

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.