"The Great Eastern" by Callas / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

"The Great Eastern" by Callas

Flix it at Onassis Cultural Centre #1

16 DEC 2016
Main Stage
Age guidance: 18+
Flix it will be embarking on its new OCC collaboration with the premiere screening of The Callas’s latest film and a live performance with Lee Ranaldo from Sonic Youth.
Full price: 10 €
Reduced, Friend & Small groups (5-9 people): 8 €
Large groups (10+ people): 7 €
People with disabilities - Companions & Unemployed: 5 €
Flix.gr now has a monthly slot at the Onassis Cultural Centre. Promising more than a few surprises, its screenings will introduce audiences to new artists, travel the world, and put the cinema we want to see on the big screen.
We will be getting the series underway with the world première of The Great Eastern by Lakis and Aris Ionas (The Callas). Freely based on the novel by Andreas Embirikos and shot entirely on Hydra, The Callas’ follow-up to Lustlands brings together people of every social class and age as they await an ocean liner, the “Great Eastern”, which will take them on a journey in search of a new utopian society based on friendship, solidarity, mutual respect, love and passion.
To mark the premiere, The Callas will be joining forces with Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, who created the soundtrack for the film, to premiere a live performance (curated by Nadja Argyropoulou) which they have been working on together over the last two years. There will be also a dj set by the Vouno.

This will be the first time the entire project (film + performance) will be presented in public. Following its OCC premiere, the show will continue its journey onwards to selected destinations on both sides of the Atlantic.


Script - Direction: Lakis Ionas and Aris Ionas
Director of Photography: Dimitris Kotselis 
Sound: Nikos Triantafyllou
Original Music: Lee Ranaldo & The Callas
Art Supervisor: Nadja Argyropoulou
Cast: Dimitris Politakis (Andreas), Iro Sofoulaki (Irini), Katia Dimopoulou (Lora), Valisia Odel (Sarah), Ilias Papazacharias (Ilias)
Producers: Lakis Ionas and Aris Ionas
Production: The Studio Art Projects
In co-production with the Greek Film Center, the HAOS Film, and Athens Filmmakers' Coop
Executive Producer: Venia Vegou
Supported by DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art and Leonidas Embirikos  

Organized by: Flix.gr, Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens


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The Onassis Cultural Centre  embarks on its collaboration with the cinematic Flix.gr. Once a month between December 2016 and May 2017, film lovers will be able to take in a never-unsurprising series of screenings at the OCC which will introduce audiences to new artists, travel the world, and put the cinema we want to see on the big screen.

The programme will include selections from world cinema, première screenings of much-loved Greek films, retrospectives dedicated to unexplored zones of contemporary cinema, challenges issued by the small to the silver screen, classic masterpieces like we’ve never seen them before, film-makers that time has not forgotten, and films for children which will delight their parents, too.
What’s more, our monthly dates will be expanding beyond the auditorium. Accompanied as they are by a variety of live performances, film seminars and workshops, concerts and discussions with the public, the Flic it series at the OCC will offer film-lovers an all-encompassing cinematic experience and another way to view cinema.

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