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My Rembetika Blues

Royce Hall, 314 UCLA

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

MacGowan Little Theater, UCLA 1167 MacGowan Hall, Los Angeles, CA

Polymnia, a chamber opera in one act composed by innovative young artist Theodosia Roussos, is the culminating event of a year of activities related to a conflict that resulted in large-scale forced migration across national, regional, and even continental borders. Using preserved family documents and oral interviews, the opera reveals the story of Polymnia Athanasiades...

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

by Zoom

In celebration of International Greek Language Day, Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas (University of Toronto) will offer a lecture on teaching the Greek language in North American diaspora contexts. Stay tuned for further details! Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek language and culture at the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the Munk School of...

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