Greek Film Fest Chicago
|When||October 05, 2012 - Starts at 7:00 pm|
|Where||(National Hellenic Museum) 333 S Halsted St., Chicago, Illinois 60661|
|Transit||Walking distance from the CTA Blue Line at UIC-Halsted, and CTA Bus Route 8 – Halsted.|
|Parking||Privately managed parking lots are available within walking distance of the Museum.|
|Cost||Tickets are 10.00. Tickets may be bought on the FilmHellenes Website: http://greekfilmfestchicago.org/schedule/|
|Partner||Hosted in partnership with the FilmHellenes|
The National Hellenic Museum is proud to be a venue for the 2012 Greek Film Fest Chicago. On October 5th, one film will be shown at the Museum at 7:00 pm.
About the Film
Film: Kisses to the Children (2011, 115 min.)
Director: Vassilis Loules
Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five “Hidden Children” who lived in total silence, tell their stories. Stories of terror, anguish and confusion but also stories of salvation and carefree childhood into the arms of strangers. Secret Gardens of Eden, nests of love away from the horror of the Holocaust. Five children were forced to mature abruptly. Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly and Marios grew old, carrying the memory of those children who were never given time to grow up. The movie focuses on these persons, revealing secret aspects of their lives and invaluable personal documents. It also depicts the life of the Greek Jewish Communities before the War, complemented with rare images of Occupied Greece from archival material, as well as amateur films by German soldiers and illegal footage shot by Greek patriots.
Special Notes: There will be a Q&A with the director, courtesy of the American Friends of the Jewish Museum of Greece.
Tickets: Tickets are $10.00 and can be bought in advance through the FilmHellenes website.
For more information about the FilmHellenes and the full 2012 film schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.greekfilmfestchicago.org/