2011 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival closes tonight. The CLOSING NIGHT GALA will take place at the Writer’s Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211). All the screening of July 12th will take place at Laemmle’s Sunset 5. Laemmle’s Sunset 5, 8000 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
1.2 MILLION CHILDREN (1.2 Ekatommyria Paidia)
Greece, 2010, 3 min, US Premiere (Animated)
Director: Effie Pappa
Producers: Effie Pappa, Stelios Polychronakis
This animated short brings light to the tragic issue of children being bought and sold across international borders.
WHAT TIME WILL YOU BE BACK? (Ti Ora tha Gyrisis?)
Greece, 2010, 20 min, US Premiere
Director: Maritina Passari
Producer: Panayiotis Karabinis
When Eurydice rebels against her mother to follow her dream of becoming a punk-rock singer, she realizes that the mother-daughter relationship is not one-way.
THE GAME MUST GO ON (Ta Paidia Den Paizei)
Greece, 2010, 80 min, LA Premiere
Director: Angeli Andrikopoulou, Argyris Tsepelikas
Producer: Rea Apostolides
Tired of being hassled by their neighbors for playing soccer in the streets, an ambitious group of children set out to build a playing field of their own by daring what most adults would not: Cutting through the red tape and going up against the machine of local politics.
USA/Canada, 2010, 18 min, World Premiere
Director: Jonathan Crow
Producer: John Kapelos, Ira Miller
What starts as a simple behind-the-scenes commentary recording session between a film producer and director becomes a hilarious conflict of personal relationships.
Greece, 2009, 97 min, LA Premiere
Director: Sofia Papchristou
Producer: Sofia Papachristou, Stavros Meleas
Engineer Peter sets off to build a power generator fueled by toxic waste on an uncharted island, but unexpectedly finds magic amongst the backward islanders and is faced
6 PM Red Carpet Event
The CLOSING NIGHT GALA will take place at the Writer’s Guild Theater (135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).
7 PM Closing Night Gala
Angelo Tsarouchas, one of the most in demand comics on the global comedy stage as well as in TV and film, will serve as LAGFF Closing Night Orpheus Awards emcee.
BURNING HEADS (To Gala)
Greece, 2011, 99 min, World Premiere
Director: George Siougas
Producers: Christos Konstadakopoulos, Manos Krezias, Kostas Labropoulos, Dionisis Samiotis
When Russian immigrant Adonis introduces his bride-to-be to his mother and schizophrenic brother, deep-rooted rifts within their family explode as Adonis seeks to ease his guilt and his mother tries to restore the bond their family once knew in their long-lost homeland.
Festival sponsors: ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America) – John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation – 1821 Pictures and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consulate General of Greece.