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Angelopoulos Retrospective: Alexander the Great

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Alexander the Great (O Megalexandros) Greece, 1980 Theo Angelopoulos insisted that Alexander the Great was his “most simple film” to date for its linear structure, beginning on New Year’s Eve 1900 and proceeding from there. The film’s straightforward chronology, however, belies the complex interplay of Greek Orthodox and Byzantine liturgy, music, and ritual that Angelopoulos...

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Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Hunters

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Hunters (I Kynighi) Greece, 1977 When a hunting party finds the body of a communist partisan perfectly preserved in the snow, they carry it back to their lakeside lodge to open a formal inquest. Representatives of the  conservative elite—politicians, military officers, businessmen, media figures—who have gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1977, they are...

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Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Weeping Meadow

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Weeping Meadow (To Livadi pou Dakryzei) Greece, 2004 A family history told in wide shot, The Weeping Meadow spans the turbulent decades between 1919 and the end of the Greek Civil War in 1949 as they buffet the lives of Eleni (Alexandra Aidini) and her adoptive brother and lover Alexis (Nikos Poursanidis). Taken in...

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Evita Arapoglou, “Asia Minor Hellenism: Heyday – Catastrophe – Displacement – Rebirth”

by Zoom

In this lecture, part of the Hellenic Together 4.0 series held in collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Athens, exhibition curator Evita Arapoglou leads us through “Asia Minor Hellenism: Heyday – Catastrophe – Displacement – Rebirth.” RSVP here. This program is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). About the Exhibit Visitors to the exhibition...

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My Rembetika Blues

Royce Hall, room 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Film screening and discussion with filmmaker Mary Zournazi. My Rembetika Blues is a film about the power of music and what makes us human. Rembetika music or the Greek blues is a music of the streets and a music of refugees. The film explores the heart and soul of Rembetika music through peoples’ stories of...

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Angelopoulos Retrospective: Ulysses’ Gaze

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Ulysses’ Gaze (To Vlemma tou Odissea) Greece, 1995 Theo Angelopoulos once confessed to an interviewer, “I would like to believe the world will be saved by the cinema.” Ulysses’ Gaze gives this hope form as a Greek filmmaker known as A (Harvey Keitel) becomes obsessed with finding lost reels of film shot by the Manaki...

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Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Travelling Players

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

The Travelling Players (O Thiassos) Greece, 1975 A powerful vision of postwar Greek history as experienced by a troupe of actors on perennial tour, The Travelling Players swept the awards at the 1975 Thessaloniki Film Festival and announced Theo Angelopoulos as a major international auteur. A multi-generational ensemble, the players drag themselves and their trunks...

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Polymnia

Little Theater 1167 MacGowan Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Polymnia world premiere presented by the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture Saturday, January 21, 2023 7:00 p.m. UCLA Little Theater Reception to follow Sunday, January 22, 2023 (2nd performance just added!) 2:00 p.m. UCLA Little Theater Running time: 85 minutes, no intermission Click here to view the digital program....

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Themistoklis Aravossitas, “Greek Language Education in North America: New Directions and Challenges” on International Greek Language Day”

by Zoom

The lecture is offered on the occasion of International Greek Language Day. Her Excellency, Alexandra Papadopoulou, Ambassador of Greece to the United States, will offer opening remarks. February 11, 2023, 10:00 AM PST/1:00PM EST/8:00 PM Athens The event takes place on Zoom. RSVP: https://bit.ly/3kz0pMR Modern Greek is taught and learned across North America mainly as...

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Polymnia, a conversation

Polymnia, a conversation February 25, 2023 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. via Zoom To RSVP, visit https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcOiqrzIoGd1cPmL-9eZcPtHDIShg-gpG As a follow up to the world premiere of POLYMNIA, a chamber opera by Theodosia Roussos, join us for a Zoom conversation with the composer and several of the artists who created this wonderful production. They’ll share stories and...

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“Memory, Conflict and Democratization in Post-Junta Greece”, lecture by Professor Kostis Kornetis (Autonomous University of Madrid)

Royce Hall, 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Date: April 11, 2023 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Royce Hall 306 Introductory remarks, by The Honorable Ioannis Stamatekos, Consul General of Greece in Los Angeles Q&A moderated by Simos Zenios, Associate Director, UCLA SNF Hellenic Center Reception to follow In this talk, Professor Kostis Kornetis will examine how distinct political generations experienced and remember the...

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Pigments in Ancient Greek Painting & Medicine: Ecology, Materiality and the Alchemical Laboratory

Royce Hall, 306 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Pigments in Ancient Greek Painting & Medicine: Ecology, Materiality and the Alchemical Laboratory lecture by Ioanna Kakoulli (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA) Saturday, April 29, 2023 3:00 p.m. 306 Royce Hall Reception to follow Ancient Greek paintings between the fourth century BC and the third century AD are characterized by a splendor of...

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Historical Trajectories of Hellenism in Asia Minor, lecture by Paschalis Kitromilides (Academy of Athens)

Royce Hall, room 314 10745 Dickson Ct, Los Angeles, CA

Cplakidas,CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Historical Trajectories of Hellenism in Asia Minor lecture by Paschalis Kitromilides (Academy of Athens) Date: May 7, 2023 Time: 3:00 PM Location: Royce Hall 314 Reception to follow Moderated by Sharon Gerstel (UCLA) & Dimitris Krallis (Simon Fraser University) Professor Paschalis Kitromilides will present a survey of the Greek...

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