Los Angeles Greek Film Festival Kicks Off Wednesday Night

Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre goes Greek on June 3 as the ninth annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival takes over the premises and launches its slate with a screening of Pantelis Voulgaris’ period drama-romance “Little England.”

This year’s Lagff program includes a record 35 features, documentaries and short films – including three world premieres, 14 U.S. preems and 10 L.A. firsts.

Among them: Alexis Alexiou‘s neo-noir crime drama “Wednesday 04:45,” which makes its West Coast premiere on June 6; and Panos H. Koutras’ road trip movie (and this year’s Hellenic Film Academy Award winner for best picture), “Xenia” (picture above), which will screen on closing night.

Alongside Greece, countries represented at this year’s fest include Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, France, Israel, Germany, Qatar, the U.K. and the U.S.

This year’s Lagff Orpheus Award winners are Kary Antholis, president, HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, for Home Box Office,
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