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SMYRNA, MY BELOVED -- THIS WEEKEND in Manhattan and Astoria

Featured SMYRNA, MY BELOVED -- THIS WEEKEND in Manhattan and Astoria

It was once a thriving city. Then the Turkish Army burned it to the ground and chased Greeks and Armenians from their homes.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna, Hellenic Film Society USA proudly presents the acclaimed historical drama

(Σμύρνη μου αγαπημένη)

Friday, April 29 at 7pm
Directors Guild Theater
110 West 57 Street, New York, NY

Sunday, May 1 at 4pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY

Nominated for 12 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture


Directed by Grigoris Karantinakis
In Greek and English with English subtitles

Cast: Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Katerina Geronikolou, Jane Lapotaire, Susan Hampshire, Rupert Graves, Christos Stergioglou, Daphne Alexander

This moving, historical drama, told through the saga of a prominent Greek family, recounts the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations. In the present, a young Greek-American woman, visiting Greece with her grandmother to support the Syrian refugees, discovers that a similar tragedy in Smyrna destroyed her own family 100 years earlier.

Contains scenes of violence that may be too intense for young audiences.
Face masks required for both theaters. For more information about the Museum’s safety guidelines, click here.


The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by 
the Kallinikeion Foundation, the Greek National Tourism Organization, 
Queens Council on the Arts, and Antenna Satellite TV.

The Hellenic Film Society

The Hellenic Film Society USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema can and should be part of the American cultural landscape. We promote feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus. 
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by the Kallinikeion Foundation, the Greek National Tourism Organization, New York City Council, and Queens Council on the Arts.

For further information or to learn how to partner with us, please visit hellenicfilmusa.org or call 347-934-9497. We invite you to sign up for our mailing list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.