The annual New York Greek Film Expo is gearing up to dazzle audiences at Village East Cinema in Manhattan and the Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee, New Jersey, from October 5 to 15. This year’s festival will highlight an impressive array of contemporary Greek cinema, along with a special tribute to renowned director, screenwriter, and actor Renos Haralambidis.
Haralambidis himself will be present throughout the event, joining other participating filmmakers for post-screening Q&A sessions. Prominent film scholars Andrew Horton of the University of Oklahoma and Foster Hirsch from Brooklyn College will team up with David Schwartz, the founder of Cinema Projects and ex-chief curator at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), to lead interviews with Haralambidis after each of his film screenings.
Four of Haralambidis’ standout films, including “Four Black Suits” (2010), “No Budget Story” (1997), “The Heart of the Beast” (2005), and “Cheap Smokes” (2000), will be featured at MoMI as part of the special retrospective.
The festival line-up also boasts other must-watch titles like “DODO,” “Dignity,” “Broadway,” “Iman,” and “Black Stone.”
Hellenic Film Society President Jimmy DeMetro expressed excitement about the event, stating it will showcase the crème de la crème of this year’s Greek films while offering New Yorkers a chance to revisit and appreciate the substantial contributions of Haralambidis to the world of cinema. Read More: Elemental Draws 26.4 Million Views in First Five Days on Disney+