Greek film festival Chicago presents "Zorba the Greek"
On May 1st, 2011
Pickwick Theater, 5 South Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL
Promoting Greek Filmmaking Excellence
WHO WE ARE
The Film Hellenes is an alliance dedicated on identifying, promoting and celebrating Greek filmmaking excellence worldwide.
Our name came up as a connection to the Philhellenes of the past, notable people from all over the world - lovers of Greek culture. Philhellenism, their movement, through powerful representations of visual art and travel literature, formed an intellectual "fashion" prominent at the turn of the 19th century, which contributed to the establishment of the Greek nation-state.
It's a dynamic period for Greek films, thanks to rising Greek talent and films like STRELLA (Berlinale), PLATO'S ACADEMY (Locarno), ATTENBERG (Venice, Sundance), WASTED YOUTH (opened Rotterdam), MAN AT SEA (Berlinale), or DOGTOOTH (Cannes), which was also nominated for a foreign language Academy Award. Plenty more coming!
The Greek film landscape is rapidly re-defining itself, in spite of the country's challenges. A new wave of films (both art-house and mainstream) are emerging, which, we strongly sense, will have an appeal not only to the Greek community but also to a wider audience.
As a first step, our non-profit (pending) organization will be bringing back to Chicago what is commonplace and thriving in New York and Los Angeles: A GREEK FILM FESTIVAL