We came across this photo today on Twitter, from @Earth_Pics, and we wanted to share it. It’s a wonderful reminder of the wonder and beauty of Greece. Happy summer to all!
Moon over the Parthenon, Greece. twitter.com/Earth_Pics/sta…— Earth Pics (@Earth_Pics) June 2, 2013
WASTED YOUTH is a remarkable debut that employs skillful camerawork while building parallels to Greece’s current social crisis to assert the bleak message that the ennui of today’s youth is destined to become the hopelessness of tomorrow’s years. —
Paulo Scarpa writing in Tiny Mix Tapes
Argyris Papadimitropoulos’s and Jan Vogel’s WASTED YOUTH screens on Sunday, October 7 at 7 pm.
A teenage skateboarder sets out for a day of fun with his friends. A middle-aged cop, struggling to take care of his family, faces another day on the job he hates. A twist of fate will cause their lives to intersect in the summer heat of Athens. (2011, 120 mins. Digital projection. In Greek with English subtitles.)
NYC Greek Film Festival - 2012 Edition Kickoff
“It’s so moving and it’s so important that things like this kind of presentation of Greek films is right now going on outside of Greece. Because it’s a very special kind of moment for all of us, as you know, for a new Greek culture - in a sense, a cinematic culture - to come out from Greece and be spread in this way in various big cities in the world.”
Vangelis Mourikis, speaking at the 2011 NYC Greek Film Festival. Mourikis can be seen in three of this year’s films — Attenberg (10/24 at 9:15 pm), Knifer (pictured above; 10/29 at 9:15 pm; 10/30 at 7:15 pm), and Tungsten (10/28 at 7 pm). Click here for Mourikis’s filmography.