Monday, March 29, 2010

"The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960" premieres @ the Boston International Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

"The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960" premieres @ the Boston International Film Festival
Los Angeles, California; March 21, 2010

The Greek Heritage Society will premiere “The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960,” a documentary highlighting the first generation Greek Americans, at the Boston International Film Festival 2010. The screening will take place at the AMC Lowe's Boston Common 19 at 175 Tremont Street in Boston, Mass. on April 21, 2010 @ 8:30 P.M.  This film is narrated and hosted by Academy Award Winner, Olympia Dukakis.

"The Promise of Tomorrow," part 2 of a Greek American trilogy, continues the story of the Greek immigrant experience in southern California, beginning with those brave soldiers who fought in WWII. We follow the progeny of the Greek Pioneers as they establish themselves within the community yet struggle with duality - Greek at home and American outside.  Determined to get an education and make a good life for themselves and their families, the Greatest Generation generation lives up to this synonym. In a very short period of time, they become prominent leaders in the arts, business, technology, academia, science and government – virtually all levels of contemporary American society.

The question of identity permeates throughout their adult life: "We are not just Greeks; we are not just Americans, but we are a new breed – Greek Americans!"

Collaborators in the project are writer and director Anna Giannotis, executive producers Zoye Fidler, Shelly Papadopoulos and John Gregory-Panopoulos, Producers, Antonia Lianos, Gus T. Dalis and Harry Ratner, editor Rich Uber and composer Bob Luna, along with many hard-working volunteers and contributors.

The Greek Heritage Society of S. CA extends "Warmest Wishes" to our Patriotes in the greater Boston area. Please come out and support this film which is the universal story of all Greek Americans.

Here's what people are saying:

"This documentary is a real gem that epitomizes the generous contributions of first generation Greek Americans from every profession.  We are the product of a great generation of extraordinary immigrants who fought hard to make good. THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW heightened my pride as a Greek American."  - John Aniston, Actor

"The film is so successful on many levels, as a human document, a reflection of social changes, a confirmation of moral strength and traditional values. Also the film is brilliantly written, directed and edited. GHS has given birth to a work of art."  - Mavis Manus, Freelance Columnist and Film Critic

"Every Greek American MUST see and own this wonderful film!  Even other ethnic groups will appreciate it. This documentary will educate and entertain you!  Pride for your heritage will increase one hundred fold after viewing THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW.  I guarantee it!" 
- Stratton Leopold, Producer

To purchase tickets for the Boston International Film Festival screening,
Please call: 617-423-5801 or pre-purchase tickets at the Box Office.
Reserve online: www.bifilmfestival.com (click on "Schedule")

For more information about the Greek Heritage Society of S.CA
Contact: Shelly Papadopoulos, President
Greek Heritage Society of Southern California
310 528.8214
www.greekheritagesociety.org

1 comment:

  1. Shelly PapadopoulosApril 1, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    A "must see" film! A chance to learn about the Greeks of Southern California. For questions, contact Greek Heritage Society at greekheritage@hotmail.com.

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