The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) has launched Always On Sunday On Demand, an online series presenting two Greek films on the first Sunday of every month and making them available on-demand worldwide, on any device, 24/7 for the entire month. Showing now through January 2, 2021, are the romantic drama EYES OF NIGHT and GUINESS, a comedy. Both films are in Greek with English subtitles.
EYES OF NIGHT, written and directed Periklis Hoursoglou is a gripping drama about three people in search of love and connection. Not widely seen in the US after its initial release, the film signals the new sophistication and world-class aspirations of modern Greek cinema. It features Vangelio Andreadaki in an award-winning portrayal of a woman betrayed by the man she loves.
GUINESS, by Alexis Kardaras, references the Greek word “gkinia,” meaning bad luck. The plot centers around a down-on-his-luck gambler desperately searching for buried gold. To his dismay, though, the closer he gets to the treasure the worse his luck becomes. Can the love of a woman help him turn his life around? One guess, please.
“When the pandemic closed theaters, we decided to focus on online presentations,” said Jimmy DeMetro, President of HFS. “Exciting things are happening in the Greek film industry. There are many worthwhile films that deserve to be seen, and we carefully choose what we show. The public has enthusiastically responded to our new online series, confirming our guiding principle that there is a worldwide audience for quality Greek films.”
For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org.
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 can and should 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 is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by Onassis Foundation USA, the Kallinikeion Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts, and the New York City Council through the office of Council Member Costa Constantinides. For additional information please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 646-844-1488.
Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America