The Athens Open Air Film Festival Returns!

The summer season is getting into full swing, and with it comes the 7th Athens Open Air Film Festival!

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Photo credit: http://www.cinemag.gr/aoaff

The Athens Open Air Film Festival screens classic, cult, and avant-garde films at various outdoor locations around Athens, including beaches, parks, mountains, museums, city squares and classic Athenian cinemas. Begun in 2011, the festival gives moviegoers the chance to experience the vibrant pulse of the city, sans any admission fees, and redefine all that a public space can be.

This year, the festival stretches from June 13th to September 1st. Highlights include:

“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert” (19/6) at Plato’s Academy Park.
“The Big Lebowski” (7/7) at Agios Kosmos Beach.
“Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” (20/7) at the Lycabettus Hill Theatre.
“A Passage to India” (23/8) at the National Archeological Museum.

This year, the festival is also paying tribute to British Gothic cinema, featuring Neil Jordan’s “The Company of Wolves” (13/6) in conjunction with the Athens & Epidaurus Festival, Roman Polanski’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” (12/7), Terence Fisher’s “Horror of Dracula” (25/8), and other creepy cult hits.

There will also be a special screening of Lotte Reininger’s animated 1926 masterpiece, “The Adventures of Prince Ahmed” (5/7) at Kotzia Square, with live musical accompaniment by Larry Gus and Jay Glass Dubs.

For a full schedule of screenings, see http://www.cinemag.gr/aoaff/summary.asp?catid=42643

 

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