The Hellenic Film Society (HFS) is thrilled to present the quirky comedy drama Dodo on Sunday, May 19 at 3pm at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. This film, which received an impressive 15 Hellenic Film Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture, is part of the Society’s Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.

Dodo features a talented cast, including renowned Greek actors Smaragda Karydi, Akis Sakellariou, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Angelos Papadimitriou, Natasa Exintaveloni, Mariella Savvides, and Polydoros Vogiatzis.

Following the screening, audiences will have the unique opportunity to engage in an interactive Q&A session via Zoom with actor Mariella Savvides, who plays a significant role in the film.

Directed by Panos Koutras, Dodo tells the story of a financially troubled family whose lives are turned upside down when a dodo bird, extinct for 300 years, mysteriously appears at their villa on the eve of their daughter’s marriage to a wealthy heir. Chaos ensues, blurring the lines between sanity and madness. The film, presented in Greek and French with English subtitles, is recommended for mature audiences.

“Dodo premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was a hit in France. It also received acclaim in Greece and New York, where it premiered at our New York Greek Film Expo last fall,” says Maria C. Miles, President of the Hellenic Film Society. “It’s a delightful, unconventional film with a fantastic ensemble cast, and we anticipate a great response to this encore presentation.”

For further information and ticket purchases, please visit and follow the Hellenic Film Society on Facebook and Instagram. The Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, is conveniently accessible by public transportation.

This screening is part of the Always on Sunday Greek film series presented monthly by the Hellenic Film Society at the Museum of the Moving Image. The series is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.