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Athens open-air cinemas: movie magic under a moonlit canopy

Open-air cinemas are the stuff that childhood memories are made of in Greece. Cherry soda and buttered pop corn at hand with the faint hum of cicadas in the background …

Life

WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 15 August onward

VIC ‘BEYOND ATTICA: ART OF MAGNA GRAECIA’ On loan to the Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne) from the Koumantatakis family, ‘Beyond Attica: Art of Magna Graecia’ is an extraordinary collection of …

Life

WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 8 August onward

VIC  OPEN JAM – GREEK FUSION BEATS This Friday 9 August OPEN JAM ‘Καφενειο‘ presents a journey from Crete to the urban streets of Melbourne at Bar Open (317 Brunswick St, …

Life

Electra Manikakis is just wild about nature documentaries

Despite having 30 years experience as producer and presenter with SBS and having her documentaries featured on National Geographic, Electra Manikakis isn’t what you’d call a household name. While her …

Life

Sports docudrama ‘1968’ opens Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne

The Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival has announced the Australian premiere of inspirational sports drama 1968 by internationally-renowned Greek filmmaker Tassos Boulmetis. The director of A Touch of Spice …

Features

‘The Ghost of Peter Sellers’ conjures the hot director in idyllic Cyprus

A comedy genius, a new hot director and a 17th century pirate comedy filmed in idyllic Cyprus. What could possibly go wrong? You’d be surprised! Award-winning documentary ‘The Ghost of …

Life

Children’s films scarce in South East Europe, finds Thessaloniki International Film Festival study

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival conducted a large-scale study into children’s cinema in Southeast Europe. The study, titled “Films for Kids in Southeast Europe: The State of Play”, focuses on …

Life

Screen Australia responds to reasons why there are less Greeks on Australian screens

Screen Australia, the Federal Government’s key funding body for the Australian screen production industry found that Greek and Italians were significantly underrepresented on film. Its 2016 ‘Seeing Ourselves’ study showed …

Dialogue

Letter: When were Greeks cool?

As I read the headline – ‘Why aren’t Greeks cool anymore?’ – I tried hard to think when during my lifetime were we of Greek origin ever considered cool. Well, …

Life

Why aren’t Greeks cool anymore?

During the 90’s and Noughties Greeks were everywhere in Australia. The success of comedy productions ‘Wogs out of Work’ and ‘Acropolis Now’ not only broke audience records for both stage …