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Smyrna, My Beloved

May 9, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
James Bridges Theater, UCLA, 235 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Filio Baltatzi, an elderly Greek-American woman, goes to the island of Lesvos to help the refugees. She has a secret: almost a century earlier, her family lived on the island when they themselves were refugees, fleeing Smyrna after the destruction of the city. Filio’s grandmother’s diary tells the story of the family’s turbulent history, shaped by tragic international developments. Filio is accompanied to Lesvos by her reluctant granddaughter, and different generations of women in the same family come together in space and time, through the threads of history, as past and present become one.

Starring Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Katerina Geronikolou, Jane Lapotaire, Susan Hampshire, Rupert Graves, Christos Stergioglou, and Daphne Alexander. In English, Greek, Turkish, and French with English subtitles.


Please park in Parking Structure 3which is near the theater at the northeastern corner of the campus, close to the intersection of Hilgard Ave and Sunset Blvd.

·   To save time, you may purchase your parking permit for $14 in advance using Bruin ePermit: https://bruinepermit.t2hosted.com/pnw2/selectevent.aspx. Select UCLA Campus Event, then L.A. Greek Film Festival. With the advanced parking permit, you can park anywhere in Parking Structure 3. For instructions on how to use this portal, please click here.

·   To purchase a permit at Parking Structure 3, please park in the Pay-By-Space/Visitor Parking area in the north annex building, and proceed to the Self-Service Pay Station machine.

·   No parking attendants will be on-site at the parking structure, so please allow extra time for parking and walking to the theater.

Covid guidelines:

UCLA Faculty, Students and Staff must complete the Daily Symptom Monitoring Survey in advance of coming to campus.

Masks are highly recommended, but not required, for all guests attending indoor events. Those attending events on campus (and who are not third-party contractors or specifically invited guests) are required to wear masks at all times at indoor events if they are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations (including boosters).  This is subject to change, so please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.



James Bridges Theater, UCLA
235 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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