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Film Festival at the Hellenic American Union

The Hellenic American Union in cooperation with MoovieReel presents the
American Book Club“, a tribute to subversive American authors through the magic of the 7th art. The festival takes place March 8-10, 2022, at
Hellenic American Union Theatre (22 Massalias 22, Athens).

Through fiction films and documentaries, introduced by well-known Greeks,
the rich literary worlds of great writters is highlighted, such as Truman Capote (In Cold Blood), of
Tennessee Wiliams (Glass World), the Nobel Prize winner for Literature
Ernest Hemingway and Alice Walker, the first African-American woman
to win the Pulitzer Prize.

The programme in detail:
Tuesday 8 March 19:00: The Purple Colour
Steven Spielberg | USA | 1985 | 154′
Introduction: Yannis Kantea-Papadopoulos, Film Critic, Athinorama
The Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Alice Walker, about the lives of poor, black women in a racist society.
America in the 1930s, is skillfully transferred by Steven Spielberg to the big screen, giving the film 11
Academy Award nominations. At the center of the story is Shelly (Whoopi Goldberg, in her first
film appearance), whose search for fulfillment in a world closed to her turns into a
a triumph of love against cruelty, of joy against pain.

Wednesday 9 March 19:00: Gary Cooper & Ernest Hemingway
John Mulholland | USA | 2013 | 140′
Introduction: TBA
An unexpected look at the friendship between two giants, Gary Cooper (Two Oscar winner) and Ernest
Hemingway (Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner). Complete opposites, the conservative and the liberal,
their friendship is also a study of the 20th century.

Thursday 10 March 20:00: Truman Capote & Tennessee Williams
Lisa Immordino Vreeland | USA | 2020 | 86′
Introduces: George Nanouris, Director – Actor
The parallel lives of two friends, two geniuses who, while creating extraordinary works, were haunted by the ghosts of their own past, the demons of addiction and the blinding, deceptive glow of success.
Tennessee Wiliams and Truman Capote, two literary sacred monsters in a hypothetical transcendental dialogue on
life and all its often tragic endings, captured in a historically and emotionally precious document.
All films are shown with Greek subtitles. The films “Gary Cooper & Ernest Hemingway” and “Truman
Capote & Tennessee Williams” are also available online March 12 & 13 online at

Date 8 – 10 March 2022

Address Hellenic American Union Theatre, 22 Massalias Street, Athens, Greece

Admission Free admission with pre-booked seat and required presentation
a certificate of vaccination or disease. Reservations:

Information Cultural Directorate (2103680052), [email protected],