New York City is set to host the much-anticipated New York Greek Film Expo 2023 from October 5th to the 15th, a celebration of contemporary Greek cinema and a tribute to the works of acclaimed director, screenwriter, and actor Renos Haralambidis. Presented by the Hellenic Film Society, this annual event promises to be a cinematic feast for New Yorkers, featuring the latest Greek films and an in-depth retrospective of Haralambidis’ exceptional contributions to the world of film.
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A Cinematic Showcase
The New York Greek Film Expo 2023 will take place at two prominent venues: the Village East Cinema in Manhattan and the Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Moviegoers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a diverse array of Greek films, including titles like “DODO,” “Dignity,” “Broadway,” “Iman,” and “Black Stone.”
However, the true highlight of the event lies in the retrospective of Renos Haralambidis’ works, which will be presented at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMi). Renos Haralambidis, a multi-talented artist known for his roles as a director, actor, writer, musician, and dancer, will grace the festival with his presence, engaging in post-screening Q&A sessions.
A Director’s Journey
The retrospective will feature four of Haralambidis’ films, allowing audiences to delve into his unique storytelling style. These films include “Four Black Suits” (2010), “No Budget Story” (1997), “The Heart Of The Beast” (2005), and “Cheap Smokes” (2000). Renos Haralambidis’ cinematic works are renowned for their profound reflections on modern Athenian life, and this retrospective offers a rare opportunity to explore his artistic evolution.
In addition to the film screenings, the New York Greek Film Expo 2023 will host a panel discussion on the state of Greek cinema. Moderated by Nicholas Alexiou, Professor of Sociology at Queens College, CUNY, this insightful conversation will provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the current landscape of Greek filmmaking.
Jimmy DeMetro, President of the Hellenic Film Society, expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, “The New York Greek Film Expo will be showcasing the best of the current Greek film season. We are pleased to offer a retrospective of the works of Renos Haralambidis, as we give New Yorkers an opportunity to reassess the work of this important Greek filmmaker.”
George Stephanopoulos, the curator of the retrospective and HFS board member, shared his admiration for Renos Haralambidis, noting that the retrospective pays tribute to a true auteur director whose life’s work encompasses a wide range of artistic talents.
The New York Greek Film Expo 2023 promises to be a captivating and enlightening cinematic experience for all attendees, celebrating the vibrant world of Greek cinema and the enduring legacy of Renos Haralambidis. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the magic of Greek storytelling and filmmaking.