THE ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NY TO PRESENT, IN COLLABORATION WITH MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE AND THE NEW YORK CITY GREEK FILM FESTIVAL,A DISCUSSION WITH PANTELIS VOULGARIS AND IOANNA KARYSTIANI
ON THE OCCASION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF BRIDES
OCTOBER 22, 2014
Moderated by Scott Foundas, chief film critic of Variety
New York, NY, September 23, 2014 — The Onassis Cultural Center NY will present an event honoring legendary filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris in its Fall 2014 Cultural Series Program. The event will celebrate the tenth anniversary of Voulgaris’s Brides, with a screening of the film and a discussion moderated by Scott Foundas, chief film critic of Variety, with Voulgaris and screenwriter Ioanna Karystiani. The event will be held at Museum of the Moving Image on October 22 at 7 pm.
About the Filmmakers
Pantelis Voulgaris (b. 1940) studied film directing at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. His first feature film The Engagement of Anna (1972) won the FIPRESCI, Otto Dibelius and OCIC awards at the Berlin International Film Festival. Since then, his films have won international acclaim and numerous awards, establishing his reputation as one of the foremost Greek film directors of his generation. His latest film, Little England, won the Golden Goblet Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actress at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival. The film also received six Hellenic Film Academy Awards including Best Picture and participated in the World Greats section of the 38th Montreal World Film Festival. Pantelis Voulgaris is an honorary professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and has been honored for his work by Harvard University. He is currently teaching film directing at the New York College in Athens.
Ioanna Karystiani (born 1952) is the award-winning author of seven novels and considered one of Greece’s most renowned writers. Karystiani was born in Chania, on the island of Crete, in 1952, and is of Asia Minor parentage. She has written the scripts for three movies, which were directed by her husband, Pantelis Voulgaris: Brides (2004), Deep Soul (2009, in collaboration with Pantelis Voulgaris), and Little England (2013).
About the film:
Directed by Pantelis Voulgaris
Written by Ioanna Karystiani
Executive Producer Martin Scorsese
Music Stamatis Spanoudakis
Starring Damian Lewis, Victoria Haralabidou
Running time 128 minutes
In the summer of 1922, a ship sails from Constantinople. Among the passengers are seven hundred mail-order brides, the vast majority of them Greek, bound for New York and their waiting husbands-to-be. New and old-world cultures clash when a romance develops between one of the women, a seamstress named Niki, and Norman Harris, an American photographer who is also traveling aboard the SS King Alexander. This powerful and timeless love story illuminates the hopes, fears, and desperation of these courageous young women.
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Ave, Astoria, New York
Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above
Advance tickets will be available online at http://movingimage.us
About the Onassis Cultural Center NY
The Onassis Cultural Center NY of the Onassis Foundation (USA) presents a wide range of cultural programs that explore all phases of Hellenic civilization from ancient to modern, including art and archaeological exhibitions complimented by publications and educational programs, concerts, lectures, panel discussions and public dialogues, as well as literary readings and theatrical performances. All OCCNY events are free and open to the public.
The OCCNY is undergoing an extensive renovation. Our doors will reopen in the spring. Programs and events of the OCCNY continue at venues around NYC.
About the New York City Greek Film Festival
Now in its eight year, the New York City Greek Film Festival establishes a presence for Greek films in New York City. The festival aspires to bring the best work of Greek filmmakers to New York audiences and to show the films in the most up to date screening facilities. The 8th annual festival takes place from October 18 through 30, 2014, at venues around New York City, including opening weekend at Museum of the Moving Image.
About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media by presenting exhibitions, education programs, significant moving-image works, and interpretive programs, and collecting and preserving moving-image related artifacts.