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Year 2014-2015

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2014
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Huffington Center
St. Sophia Cathedral

Affiliated Organization Event
The American Hellenic Council in cooperation with Honorary Consul General of Cyprus in Los Angeles Mr. Andreas Kyprianides 
invites you to commemorate the 
40th Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus
and the founding of the organization as the
Save Cyprus Council
$50 per person / $35 student
Catering by Petros
dinner and movie presentation of
"A Boy Named Panayiotis"
"Cyprus Still Divided"

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

(Residence of HUC President
Zafiris Gourgouliatos)

Invites you to attend
A Short Animated Film by
Nassos Vakalis

Sunday, January 11, 2015
11:40 am & 12:00 pm
(2 screenings of the 10-minute short film)

Nuart Theatre
11272 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tickets: $3.00 at box office

(at the Residence of HUC President
Zafiris Gourgouliatos)

Street Parking for screening and reception

"DINNER FOR FEW" directed by Nassos Vakalis is an allegorical depiction of our society. During dinner, "the system" feeds the few who consume all the resources while the rest survive on scraps. Inevitably, the struggle for what remains leads to catastrophic change. The offspring of this transition turns out not to be a sign of hope, but the spitting image of the parents.

The numerous festival participation and awards are listed on the web site of the film:

Saturday, June 13, 2015
7:00PM Reception with the Director
8:15PM Screening
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(Exact address will be sent upon receiving reservation.)

Sun and Time
(Ο Ήλιος και ο Χρόνος, a song cycle that Mikis Theodorakis wrote while imprisoned by the dictators in 1967.) 
A film by Asteris Kutulas
Athanasios Dikos will play music of Theodorakis on the Piano before the screening
Notes on the Film:
When the Greek military seized power in 1967, Mikis Theodorakis called for resistance against the dictatorship. The junta prohibited the performance of his music and tried to arrest him.
Three months later, they found and placed him under secret service arrest. In his cell, suspended between life and death, he wrote 36 lyrical texts in an almost euphoric state of mind. He immediately set 17 of these lyrics to music, associating them with an interpretation in the style of rock music which he called the cycle "Sun & Timeď.
Theodorakis was then exiled in Zatuna by the junta until 1970.
This is a documentary about poetry, music and the dictatorship in Greece between 1967 and 1974.

  • With Mikis Theodorakis, Maria Farantouri, Rainer Kirchmann and others

  • In Greek, German and English, with English subtitles

  • Original copyright: November Film Berlin, 1999 

  • Produced for ARTE TV/ZDF

  • 52 min.

Suggested donation:
$75 per person (tax deductible)
The proceeds will be given to the Asteris Koutoulas organization to help with his current project: To convert his private, previously unpublished archives containing more than 600 hours of footage that span almost three decades from Mikis Theodorakis concerts and interviews into documentaries that can be presented to the public.

June 4-7, 2015

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

June-July, 2015
(Wed to Fri till July 26)
A group of HUC members will be going to the play on Wed. July 8 at 8pm. Contact the HUC for details.

Oedipus Machina
Odyssey Theater, West Los Angeles
The classic Greek myth of Oedipus, who kills his father and marries his mother, is excitingly reinterpreted by Ms. McLaughlin and has a striking resonance for today's audience.
Inspired by Ellen McLaughlin's Oedipus Adapted from the Sophocles text Directed by Ron Sossi Produced by Ron Sossi and Barbara Mueller-Wittmann in association with Gloria Levy

Tickets $30-35.
Visit the theater web site for information:

August, 2015
(exact date to be announced)

Θερινό Σινεμά
(Outdoors Summer Cinema) 
Film: To be announced

HUC club members have pledged to host a screening of a family Greek movie in their backyard.
Potluck dinner. Details to be announced.

Freewill donation to the HUC.

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