Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Embassy of Greece, in collaboration with the Greek Film Center and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece is proud to present the Panorama of Greek Cinema series at the Avalon Theater in Washington, D.C. This series, which holds screenings on the first Wednesday of each month at 8:00pm, provides a unique opportunity for D.C. filmgoers to experience the best of Greek cinema.
Embassy of Greece Cultural Counselor Zoe Kosmidou remarks, "the Panorama of Greek Cinema will introduce Washington to extraordinary new and old films, talented and innovative filmmakers, fascinating stories, and interesting points of view from Greece. Film enthusiasts are invited to discover some of the most groundbreaking cinema the Greek film industry has to offer! We are grateful to the Avalon for hosting this new film series and to Ted Pedas for his support."
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Admission: $11.00 Adults - $8.25 Seniors - $9.00 Students - $8.00 Children (12 and under)
February 2, 2011 - 8:00PM
Hard Goodbyes: My Father
(Dyskoloi apohairetismoi: O babas mou)Elias is a 10 year old boy living in Athens with his family in 1969 and has an interest in Jules Verne’s stories and in astronomy. His father, with whom Elias has a strong relationship, is a travelling salesman and his absence affects the whole family. On the eve of his departure for a long business trip he promises his son that he’ll be back in time to watch the moon landing on TV together, but he is killed in a car accident. While Elias’ mother and his elder brother deal with the loss in their own way, Elias refuses to accept his father’s death. He creates an imaginary world, in which his father is alive. He shares fictitious stories with his friends, he sends letters to his grandmother on behalf of his father and he dreams of places like he did with him. Elias’ mother and his godfather, who do everything to bring him back to reality, take him to a summer house. On the night of the moon landing Elias meets his father in his own way and comes to terms with his loss. He shares fictitious stories with his friends, he sends letters to his grandmother on behalf of his father and he dreams of places like he did with him. Elias’ mother and his godfather, who do everything to bring him back to reality, take him to a summer house. On the night of the moon landing Elias meets his father in his own way and comes to terms with his loss.
Directed by Penny Panayotopoulou - Not Rated - 113 Min. - in Greek with English subtitles
March 2, 2011 - 8:00PM
The Four Seasons of the Law
(I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon)
This film takes place at a small village at the greek island of Chios, sometime around 1960. When the local field watchman dies, the agronomist must assign a new field watchman to be responsible for this village. We watch as four different people take this job and fail one after the other…
Directed by Dimos Avdeliodis - Not Rated - 178 Min. - in Greek with English subtitles
April 6, 2011 - 8:00PM
Quiet Days of August
(Isyhes meres tou Augoustou)
The figure of a woman at a lighted window, two glances in the empty compartment of the subway, the voice of an unknown man on the telephone, trigger off a human relationship. Three stories about life in Athens in August that are linked by loneliness, the need for human contact and the full moon.
Directed by Pantelis Voulgaris - Not Rated - 108 Min. - in Greek & French with English subtitles
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Hellenic Society Prometheas invites you to a lecture by Dr. Stamatios M. Krimigis, State Department Head Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University and Principal Investigator on several NASA spacecraft; also, member of the Academy of Athens. The topic of Dr. Krimigis' lecture will be "Messenger" to Orbit Mercury: the Technological Challenge.
Friday, January 4, 2011 at 8:00pm
St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall
7701 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Planetary exploration with robotic spacecraft began in 1962 with Mariner 2 and continues to this day, with missions such as Voyager and Cassini-Huygens. Exploring Mercury, however, has been a challenge until now because the solar intensity there is 11 times as much as at Earth. The MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft was launched in August 2004 with the aim of orbiting the closest planet to the Sun, and will be inserted into orbit on March 18, 2011. Designing and operating a spacecraft for such an environment has proved a major technological challenge, and is illustrative of robotic space exploration. The mission implementation took place in the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. The science objectives and the technology development for their implementation will be described, and the findings from the three flybys of Mercury during the past two years will be presented and discussed.
The lecture will be followed by a light reception.
For more information, visit the website of the Hellenic Society Prometheas at www.prometheas.org.