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Year 2013-2014

June 4-8, 2014

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
visit the festival web site for information:

Getty Museum
April through August, 2014

Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections

Consider attending the events at the Getty associated with the "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections."

Information at:

Reservation needed. Please RSVP ASAP because space is limited.

Fall 2014

The Theater Play: My Mother's Sin
by Georgios Vizyenos
(Το αμάρτημα της μητρός μου)
Rena Kyprioti & Konstantinos Giannakopoulos
Direction: Dimos Avdeliodis
Originally produced in Greece by DIPETHE Ioanninon and the Michael Kacoyannis foundation

Fall 2014
(exact date and place to be announced)
a new play by Willard Manus, will be given a staged reading at this Hellenic University Club event
The play, set in 1967, is a powerful social drama about a crusading Greek journalist who does battle with Henry Kissinger in Washington DC over Kissinger's support for the military regime in Greece. Dan Keough directs a cast of six professional actors drawn from the ranks of Theater West and the Actors Studio.

Willard Manus' most recent plays were "Marilyn Monroe -- My Secret" which ran for a year at the Macha Theater in Hollywood, and "Frank & Ava" a two character play about Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardener which won a best play award at the 2013 Hollywood Fringe Festival before going on to a long run at Three Clubs, Hollyood.

Fall 2014
LECTURE: Reflections on the Greek Language

By Professor Antonios Kounadis of at the National Technical University (Civil Engineering) in Athens, Greece, and also a member of the Academy of Athens.
Professor Antonios Kounadis will be coming to the US to give talks at universities on technical topics. He has been invited by us to give a lecture on Greek Language, a topic that he also has some interesting insights to share.

October 13, 2013
Introduction: 4:30PM
Screening (with Q&A): 4:45PM
Reception: 6:00PM
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall

$20 per person

USA, 2013, 38 min
a short film by Chris Emmanouilides
Winner of the Audience Choice Orpheus Award at the
2013 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Before the screening Mrs. Akrevoe Emmanouilides will provide a brief introduction and an historical context for the setting of the documentary.
Her son and Director of the film, Chris Emmanouilidis will be present for a Q&A session after the screening.
Reception will follow.
This is a documentary essay inspired by a family trip to Greece, reflecting on the end of traditional photography and the birth of the digital universe.
The event is organized by The Hellenic University Club with the support of the Basil P. Caloyeras center for Greek Studies at Loyola Marymount University.


For additional information call (310) 215-3130.
MAIL your reservation with payment to the address below
P.O. Box 45581
Los Angeles, CA 90045-0581
Seating is limited

Directions to University Hall, LMU

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Affiliate Organization Event:
The 50th Anniversary of the passing of Dr. George Papanicolaou ('Pap' Test)

Tamkin Auditorium at
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Sponsored by the Hellenic American Medical and Dental Society of Southern California (HAMDS)
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, and the
Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles 

Sunday, March 16, 2014
Social Hour: 4:00 PM
Lecture with Q&A: 5:00
Loyola Marymount University
McIntosh room 3999, University Hall

Byzantine Iconography through the Ages
HUC President Zafiris Gourgouliatos, Professional Iconographer and Ph.D. Biomedical Engineer
Zafiris will survey the history of Byzantine Iconography, highlighting the "abstract," or anti-naturalistic character of the art, and present icons that demonstrate these features. Our lecture will be on Sunday, March 16, one week after the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the celebration of the restoration of the icons in the Orthodox Churches and the end of the suppression by the Byzantine Iconoclasm of 726-842 A.D. We will also prepare you for "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections," a rare and important exhibition at the Getty Villa April 9 - August 25, 2014 where 170 rare icons and artifacts from Greek collections will offer a glimpse to the soul and splendor of the Byzantine Empire. Zafiris is a self-taught fine artist with a specialty in Byzantine iconography. His commissioned paintings adorn the walls of two churches in Southern California and are often exhibited in galleries and events. Many of his icons will also be showcased for this lecture. A Q&A will follow. 

The meeting format is a lecture preceded by a social hour with coffee and refreshments. 
No Dinner will be served. 
Reservations will be accepted up to Saturday, March 15. Walk-ins at the door will be subject to availability of space.
The lecture is free, but we suggest you make a donation to cover expenses and support the worthy causes of the HUC.
Email HUC at or call us at 310-215-3130.


February 22, 2014
4:00 pm
St George Church Hall
10830 Downey Ave
Downey, CA 90241

Affiliate Organization Event:
The Greek-Turkish Dispute in the Aegean Sea
and the Role of the Exclusive Economic Zone

A Lecture by Theodore Kariotis
Professor of Economics
University of Maryland
This lecture is organized by
The American Hellenic Council
in conjunction with
The Hellenic University Club
The Hellenic Library

Sunday, May 18, 2014
4:00PM: Social Hour: 
5:00PM Screening with Q&A

Loyola Marymount University
University Hall 1000
Ahmanson Auditorium,
(1st Floor)
1 LMU Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045


in association with

The Skyros Horse, a Documentary Film (28min)
by Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum
Horsefly Films
Q&A will follow the screening


OF GODS AND KINGS is the first in an ongoing series of informative half hour films documenting and celebrating rare equine breeds and the unique, and often vanishing, cultures around them. This film is part of Horsefly Filmsí lovingly-crafted film atlas of the horse and humanity.

This remarkable series of films explores the singular relationships between man and horse through history, interviews and breathtaking footage of the horses themselves. Many of these rare equine breeds are facing extinction. As well as telling the stories and distinctive histories of these horses, we as filmmakers also hope to draw attention to horses whose futures may be threatened.

In recent history the Skyrian Horse lived wild on the mountain for half the year and worked alongside humans for the other. Mechanization has deprived the horse of their agricultural use and their natural habitat on the wild mountain vouno is also threatened by overgrazing and the looming hazard of plans for the largest wind farm in Europe. Through informative interviews, archival photographs, sweeping photography of Greece, itís artifacts and these beautiful horses, the half hour film weaves an intimate portrait of these horses and the people who are trying to save them.

The meeting format is a screening preceded by a social hour with coffee and refreshments. 
Greek Yogurt featured by 
Go Greek Yogurt
No Dinner will be served. 

University Hall, Ahmanson Auditorium (Room 1000)
1 LMU Drive o Los Angeles, CA 90045
Loyola Marymount University

FREE PARKING: Enter on LMU Drive. Stop at kiosk for parking directions.

Reservations Required
RSVP (by May 16)
Email to or Call 310-215-3130

Suggested donation $20.00 (Tax Deductible)
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