Roger Michel, “Phidias Unbound: How Robot-Generated Replicas Could Solve the Parthenon Marbles Quandary”

by Zoom

The Parthenon Marbles, commonly known as the Elgin Marbles, were removed from the ancient Acropolis of Athens in 1801 by Lord Elgin, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire. Carved by the sculptor Phidias, they were eventually sold to the British government in 1817 and are housed in the British Museum. Public debate about repatriating the...

Angelopoulos Retrospective: Landscape in the Mist

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Landscape in the Mist (Topio stin Omichli) Greece/France/Italy, 1988 A young girl and her brother run away to find the father they’ve never met in Germany. Ducking train conductors and hitching rides, they’re befriended by Orestes, a young man working with a troupe of traveling actors before his compulsory military service. Theo Angelopoulos conceived the...

Angelopoulos Retrospective: Eternity and a Day

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Eternity and a Day (Mia Aioniotita kai mia Mera). France/Italy/Greece/Germany 1998 Bruno Ganz plays a famed Greek author with a growing list of uncompleted projects after becoming despondent following the death of his wife and his own recent terminal diagnosis. Lost in reveries of a brighter past, he’s snapped back to life when, on impulse,...

Angelopoulos Retrospective: Days of ’36

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Days of ’36 (Meres tou ’36) Greece, 1972 A political assassination kicks off Theo Angelopoulos’ portrait of one Greek dictatorship made under the shadow of another. This opening act of violence triggers a series of more ambiguous but equally ominous machinations—a prison escape, a hostage crisis, foreign powers conspiring over cocktails—with Angelopoulos emphasizing the atmosphere...

Film Screening: Last Voyage

Cinemark Downey 8840 Apollo Way, Downey, CA, United States

A documentary based on the writings of Nikos Kazantzakis' travels in the Far East. The film's director Aris Chatzistefanou will join us for Q & A following the screening. Co-sponsored by the Hellenic Library, the Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis in Los Angeles, Southern California Cretans Association, Cretans Omonoia of Orange County

Angelopoulos Retrospective: Voyage to Cythera

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Voyage to Cythera (Taxidi sta Kithira) Greece, 1984 After years living in exile in the Soviet Union, a communist resistance fighter, Spyros (Manos Katrakis), returns home to the dismay of his family and neighbors. His son Alexandros (Giulio Brogi) is a filmmaker casting a movie set during the German occupation while the villagers of his...

Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Suspended Step of the Stork & The Beekeeper

Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, United States

The Suspended Step of the Stork (To Meteoro Vima tou Pelargou) Greece, 1991 The plight of refugees in the Balkans and internationally dominated much of Theo Angelopoulos’ attention in the 1990s, leading to two of his most acclaimed films, Ulysses' Gaze (1995) and Eternity and a Day (1998). The Suspended Step of the Stork, which...