"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.

"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.

"The very first idea to make this film was based on a personal need to speak about my city—my city is Athens. I’m born in Athens, I’ve lived all my life in Athens. And for me Athens has become [in] the last years a very traumatic city. Athens has lost its face, forever."

—Margarita Manda, the director of “Gold Dust” screening tonight at the Museum of the Moving Image.

"If you ask me what I’m mostly proud of about this film, it is our ability to connect all of these people from Israel, from Turkey, from Greece, all these crews, the different artists and musicians that have worked with us in order to make this film. This multinational, cosmopolitan atmosphere that is so much felt in the production of the film is basically Rosa’s heritage.” -Roy Sher, director, My Sweet Canary about the life of the renowned rembetika singer Rosa Eskenazi.