Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Announces Program, Kazan Tribute

Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Announces Program, Kazan Tribute
Director-writer Elia Kazan will be honored at the 7th annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival with the screening of his 1963 Oscar-winning drama “America America.” The film, which is loosely based on Kazan’s Greek uncle’s struggle to emigrate from Anatolia to America in 1893, will be shown June 7. Kazan died in 2003.

“We are very excited to screen this epic masterpiece on the 50th anniversary of its first release for a generation that has not had the pleasure of experiencing it in the cinema,” said Ersi Danou, Lagff creative director and co-founder. “It has been a dream of ours to celebrate Kazan’s work, and this seems to be the right moment.”

This year’s festival runs from June 6 to June 9 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills. Opening night will feature Spiros Stathoulopoulos’ period drama, “Meteora,” which debuted at this year’s Berlin Film Festival. It stars “True Blood
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