The First Two Selections of the NYC Greek Film Festival 2012

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The New York City Greek Film Festival announces its first two selections for its sixth session coming up in October, 2012. Scheduled to be shown are “Christmas Tango” (To Tango Ton Christougennon) and “Two Men And A Baby” (Mia Fora Kai Ena Moro), both major box office hits in Greece.

Based on the best selling novel by Yannis Xanthoulis, “Christmas Tango” takes place in a cold and dreary army camp where a lonely lieutenant finds himself longing for the beautiful but unhappy wife of his colonel. Determined to ask her to dance at the upcoming Christmas party, the love-struck lieutenant complicates matters immeasurably when he recruits a soldier to teach him how to tango. Directed by Nikos Koutelidakis, “Christmas Tango” won three Hellenic Film Academy awards earlier this year for best musical score, art direction and costumes.

In “Two Men And A Baby,” a desperately unhappy man finds his life changing when he meets Baby Persephone and her ne’er do well guardian. Directed by Nikos Zapatinas, this slick and entertaining road movie abounds in comic mayhem and surprises.

The New York City Greek Film Festival will be at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria on October 6 and 7. The Manhattan run will be at the Auditorium on Broadway, 62nd Street and Broadway, October 12 through 14. Still to be announced are dates and venues for a series of special events that will be part of the sixth annual festival.

The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic American Cultural Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation are co-presenters of this year’s festival.


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