Hellenic Film Society USA Presents: FANTASIA (TRAILER)

The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) will present a screening of Fantasia on Sunday, December 12 at 4 p.m. at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens as part of the monthly Greek film series Always on Sunday which debuted in 2018.

Written and directed by Alexis Kardaras, Fancy is a musical drama that follows a talented young singer’s rise to stardom and the dire consequences it takes on her personal life, while capturing the sometimes shady atmosphere of the Greek club scene of the 1990s.

The film premiered in the United States last year at HFS ‘Greek Film Expo on Demand, the film festival presented virtually in July 2020 when the pandemic forced theaters to close. The film stars Rena Morfi, a singer popular in Greece, in her first feature film. Morfi received the Expo 2020 Alexis Mouyiaris Memorial Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film. (Fantasia is in Greek with English subtitles).

“Fantasia’s memorable soundtrack perfectly captures the period,” says Jimmy DeMetro, president of the Hellenic Film Society USA. “And Morfi’s performance is perfect because it brilliantly expresses the ambition and heartache that brought his character to stardom.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497 and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. When purchasing cinema tickets, please use the discount code SUNDAY20.

The Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, is conveniently located near public transportation. In accordance with city and state public health protocols, the Museum requires proof of vaccination and masks for all visitors. For more details, please visit the Museum of the Moving Image website.

RESOURCE | About the Hellenic Film Society USA

The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit founded on the belief that Greek cinema can and should be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization promotes feature films, documentaries and short films made by Greek and Greek-born filmmakers, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.

In addition to collaborating with the Museum of the Moving Image for its monthly series of Greek film screenings, HFS annually presents the New York Greek Film Expo. When the pandemic forced theaters to close, HFS began showing Greek films around the world and created a YouTube channel to meet public demand for Greek films.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the primary supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Further support is provided by the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Kallinikeion Foundation and the Queen’s Arts Council.

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