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NOT RECONCILED SCREENS AT ATHENS, USA, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Last Happy Day and Not Reconciled : Two Films About History and Memory.Showtime: Saturday, April 24, 5:15 pm, Athena Cinema Films shown in this competition show:The Last Happy Day Director: Lynne Sachs 38 min. U.S.A.During WWII, the US Army Graves Registration Service hired the filmmaker’s Hungarian cousin, Dr. Sandor Lenard, to reconstruct the bones […]

NEXT YEAR IN LERIN CONTROVERSY

Greek nationalists are busy abusing me on the You Tube Q&A. see below for link. Unfortunately most of it is racist and incoherently childish. For a more supportive discussion see MakNews website onhttp://www.maknews.com/forum/post252906.html?sid=bacd16e712c5b84fb64cffa7ed35041d Please do give your views. I would love to hear from Greek people who are willing to talk more deeply about the […]

MACEDONIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN AUSTRALIA

The Macedonian festival in Melbourne will take place without Next Year in Lerin because the cinema was pulled from under them and the new venue only has 35mm facilities. It is hoped it will be shown at an alternative venue either now or some time in the future.

Not Reconciled festival screenings

Not Reconciled will be screened at the DokBazaar International Short Film Festival, Ljubljana and Iasi International Film Festival in Romania on September 30thhttp://www.iasifilmfest.ro/program.aspx?day=30&month=9&year=2009 for details

Attack on the BFI

News just out that the BFI could be merged with the Film Council thus creating the final nail in the coffin for oppositional film-making in the UK. See this link for details and analysis by Michael Chanan.http://putneydebater.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/end-of-the-bfi-as-we-know-it/

Next Year in Lerin

Next Year in Lerin was shown in Brussels in April courtesy of the Macedonian Ambassador to the EU. Perhaps it will help in the struggle to allow Macedonians born in Greece exiled in the civil war, back to visit their former homes in Greece.

Not Reconciled

The Preview Screening of Not Reconciled starring Judith Mora Toral and Jose Antonio Garcia was packed. Afterwards there was a fascinating discussion about the legacy of the Spanish civil war and uncovering of the mass graves of victims of the war, and the way the film combined ‘real’ people with fictional.