How the New Year Was Celebrated in Alexander the Great’s Empire
Celebrating the arrival of the New Year is a popular custom around the world, as it has been for thousands of years. We find the same basic celebration—although expressed in different ways—in various ancient cultures. In Greece itself, there is...
Celebrate Your Name Day Like the Greeks
Birthdays are a big deal--milestones in life, but in Greece, names days "take the cake" so to speak on personal celebrations and ritual.
2019 LA Greek Film Festival Orpheus Awards Winners
The 2019 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) ended its run on Sunday, June 9, with the Orpheus Awards ceremony. "Her Job", directed by Nikos Labot, was the film selected to close out the festival. The screening was followed by...
Hollywood Stars Talk Greece (And Speak Greek!)
There was an overwhelming Greek presence at the 76th Golden Globe Awards as the stars made their way down the red carpet. And we are not just talking about the Greeks who were nominated this year, such as Yorgo Lanthimos...
Tonia Sotiropoulou Wins Best Actress at LA Film Festival
Tonia Sotiropoulou is a 31-year-old Greek Cypriot actress who currently lives in the United Kingdom. She became globally known after her participation in ''Skyfall'', the 2012 James Bond film. On Friday, Sotiropoulou was informed that she won the award for ''Best Actress...
Greece Entry for 2019 Oscars Revealed
Polixeni, a movie by Dora Basclavanou with Katia Gouloni and Ozgur Emre Yildirim, is the official proposal of the responsible authority to represent Greece in the upcoming 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The committee, presided by the...
LA Greek Film Festival Unveils 2018 Lineup (video)
The 12th LA Greek Film Festival has revealed a list of movies sure to whet the appetite of all cinema lovers and friends of Greece. Starting next Monday, June 4, the LAGFF -- after reviewing 175 submissions -- has chosen...
Bill Murray to Give Poetry Recital at Ancient Athenian Theatre
Bill Murray -- veteran comedy actor and star of Saturday Night Live, Caddyshack and Lost in Translation -- will be in Athens on June 19 to take part in a special performance. Tuesday, June 19, at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus...
Greek Documentary ‘Ludlow’ Wins Special Jury Award in Festival (video)
The Greek documentary "Ludlow, Greek Americans in the Coal War" won the Special Jury Award in the "Workers Unite! Film Festival 2017," which was held in New York. "Congratulations! We are pleased to tell you that your film won the...
Short Horror Film by Greeks to Take Part in Comic-Con International (video)
A Greek short-length horror film will participate in Comic-Con International that will take place in San Diego, July 20-23. "#Not Alone" by Sotiris Petrides and Dimitris Tsakaleas has been selected to be one of the ten films that will compete...