Theo Angelopoulos, director of films such as “Landscape in the Mist,” “The Traveling Players” and “Eternity and a Day,” was viewed as a master of cinema due to his investment in exploring tyranny, resistance, history, politics, spiritual anomie and emotional devastation. According to a statement from the museum, “Eternity and History: The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos” will be especially impactful because of Greece’s current economic status and the country’s refugee crisis involving displaced populations fleeing the Middle East.
“As a new generation of Greek filmmakers, including Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari, have reached international prominence, the time is ripe to see Angelopoulos anew, as cinema that reflects on the past while foretelling the turbulent world we are now living in,” said Chief Curator David Schwartz in a statement. “We are very pleased to be working with the late director’s wife and daughter, Phoebe Economopoulou- Angelopoulou and Katerina Angelopoulou, on bringing these films to New York.”
None of Angelopoulos’ films are currently in the theatrical distribution in the United States, so this happens to be a rather rare event to view the director’s work. There will be 13 featured films screened as well as two shorter works.
Tickets are generally $12 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7 for youth ages 3-17. To buy tickets in advance, visit movingimage.us.
Schedule for the screenings:
• Landscape in the Mist (Topio stin omichli) and The Broadcast (I Ekpompi) - Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
• Alexander the Great (O Megalexandros) - Saturday, July 9, 5:00 p.m.
• The Traveling Players (O thiasos) - Sunday, July 10, 2 p.m.
• The Hunters (Oi kynigoi) - Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.
• Days of ‘36 (Meres tou ’36) and Athens, Return to the Acropolis (Athina, epistrofi stin Akropoli) - Saturday, July 16, 2:30 p.m.
• Reconstruction (Anaparastasi) - Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.
• The Beekeeper - (O melissokomos) - Sunday, July 17, 3 p.m.
• The Suspended Step of the Stork (To meteoro vima tou pelargou) - Sunday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
• Ulysses’ Gaze (To vlemma tou Odyssea) - Friday, July 22, 7 p.m.
• Voyage to Cythera (Taxidi sta Kythira) - Saturday, July 23, 3 p.m.
• The Weeping Meadow (To livadi pou dakryzei) - Saturday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.
• Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera) - Sunday, July 24, 3 p.m.
• The Dust of Time (I skoni tou hronou) - Sunday, July 24, 6:30 p.m.