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Smyrna, the Epic War Drama, Comes to the Big Screen in the US

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Smyrna, the epic war movie, is coming to the big screen in the US. Smyrna is “an urgent and multilayered examination of an unspeakable atrocity.” Credit: Fathom Events

The movie Smyrna, the six-time Hellenic Academy-Award-winning epic war drama based on the truly catastrophic events that changed the course of Greek history is coming to the big screen across the United States.

It will be screened in seven hundred theaters nationwide on Thursday, December 8th as a one-night-only Fathom Events release.

Two-time Academy Award Nominated Director Atom Egoyan says Smyrna is “An urgent and multilayered examination of an unspeakable atrocity…told with great passion and brimming with outrage.”

Smyrna based on a family diary that recounts the 1922 disaster

A century after the disaster of Smyrna, the critically acclaimed and moving drama about an elderly Greek-American woman comes to life. Her family diary recounts the 1922 burning of the cosmopolitan city of Smyrna where Greeks, Turks, Jews, Armenians, and Levantines once lived together harmoniously.

It was a cataclysmic event of such enormous importance for modern Greek history that it shaped generation upon generation after 1922, adding yet another unforgettable—and utterly tragic—milestone to Greece’s long history.

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In select movie theaters on December 8th. Credit:

The Fathom Events screening on Thursday, December 8th includes an exclusive special bonus feature with behind the scenes of the making-of Smyrna with exclusive talent interviews and a live recorded performance of select songs from the original Smyrna soundtrack with singer Alkistis Protopsalti and other music artists.

Written by Mimi Denissi in collaboration with two-time Tony Award nominee Martin Sherman, Smyrna stands as the highest-budgeted Greek film in history to date.

Grigoris Karantinakis directed the film with an international cast including Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Katerina Geronikolou, Jane Lapotaire, Susan Hampshire, Rupert Graves, Christos Stergioglou, and Daphne Alexander.

Smyrna is produced by Tanweer Productions with Dionyssis Samiotis serving as producer alongside Executive Producers Joseph Samaan and Mimi Denissi. In the U.S., promotional partners include Antenna 1 Satellite (ANT1), AHEPA, and Papadopoulou.

You can find a theater near you and get your tickets here.

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