HUC and the Hellenic Film Society of New York PRESENT: 2019 Philadelphia Greek Film Expo
Oct
11
to Oct 13

HUC and the Hellenic Film Society of New York PRESENT: 2019 Philadelphia Greek Film Expo

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The Hellenic University Club and the Hellenic Film Society of New York Present: the 2019 Philadelphia Greek Film Expo. Featuring all original and contemporary films from Greece, we’ll have 5 screenings all throughout the weekend at the University of Pennsylvania’s famed International House in West Philadelphia.

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Tickets are available for each individual screening, or you can purchase an all-access festival pass for $55 that includes access to all 5 screenings, as well a Q&A with Greek film experts and a catered reception on Sunday.

Fri, Oct 11 @ 7:30pm: PERFECT STRANGERS (Τέλειοι ξένοι, Teleioi Xenoi) dir. Thodoris Atheridis

This comedy started life as an Italian film. It has been remade in various countries. This is the Greek version.

Seven friends gather for dinner. To prove that they have no secrets from one another, they put their cell phones on the table and decide to share all incoming calls and messages. They discover that truth games can be dangerous. Stellar cast, strong production values. Great big commercial film.

Sat, Oct 12 @ 7pm: LOVESTRUCK (Από έρωτα, Apo Erota) dir. Thodoris Atheridis

Two days before his wedding, a fireman must contend with the ghost of a former girlfriend who is determined to stop his wedding from taking place. Nice genre comedy, updated with adult situations, good music, strong cast.

Sat, Oct 12 @ 9:15pm: HOLY BOOM (no Greek title) dir. Maria Lafi

As a prank, teenagers blow up a mailbox in an immigrant area of Athens. The vandalism seriously impacts the lives of four residents. Various story lines are brought together quite expertly, making for an engrossing, though sobering, film.

Sun, Oct 13 @ 2pm: SEARCHING FOR ANDREAS (no Greek Title) dir. Harris Mylonas

More than a biography of controversial political figure Andreas Papandreou, whose legacy is still felt in Greece 22 years after his death, this documentary offers a cautionary tale about reliance on charismatic leaders and the challenges that democracies face in our times.

Sun, Oct 13 @ 4pm: HER JOB (H δουλειά της, I Douleia Tis) dir. Nikos Labot

A barely literate housewife becomes her family's sole breadwinner when she is hired as a cleaner at a shopping mall. Even though the job is menial and exposes her to cruel exploitation, she is able to discover a sense of self and empowerment she never expected.

This film, on Sunday, will be followed by a Q&A with Greek film experts, which will then be followed by a catered reception at the International House.

Note: Please bring your ticket to each show and check the HUC website (linked here) for the latest event information.

Note: There are no refunds.

Note: All films not in English will be shown with English subtitles.

For questions or issues, you can contact Andrea Tsapralis at:

  • Andrea.Tsapralis@icloud.com

  • 609-265-9667

OR call the HUC directly at:

  • 215-483-7440

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HUC Opening Reception 2019
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

HUC Opening Reception 2019

Join the HUC for our opening reception for the 2019-2020 season! Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door, and include a buffet and a cash bar.

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Members, non-member guests, and prospective members are all invited to attend!

Any new members who attend the event and join the club by November 1st will receive complimentary dues for the year.

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HUC Annual Business Meeting
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

HUC Annual Business Meeting

Come join the HUC for our annual Business Meeting at St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church. A complimentary light lunch will be available at 1pm and the meeting will began at 1:30pm.

Come to hear the status of our Club, this year’s Committee reports, and take part in the election of next year’s Officers, Directors, and Scholarship Awards Committee.

We must have a quorum to end this Club year and hold elections for the upcoming year.

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A HUC Lecture: Remembering the Pontic-Greek Genocide
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

A HUC Lecture: Remembering the Pontic-Greek Genocide

Come join the HUC and the Federation of Hellenic American Societies for a lecture with Professor Thomas Sawidis about the Pontic-Greek Genocide. The lecture will take place in the Geary B. Auditorium at Drexel and is free of charge! This lecture is part of a series of events planned to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the genocide.

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The HUC Goes to the Theater: Euripides' Medea at the Queens Theater
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

The HUC Goes to the Theater: Euripides' Medea at the Queens Theater

The Hellenic University Club of Philadelphia will be travelling to Queens in New York City for dinner in Astoria and a performance of Euripides' Medea at the Queens Theater.

Tickets are $100 per person and you can purchase them here.

The $100 ticket price includes transportation (via bus from St. Thomas Church in Cherry Hill, NJ), dinner, and a theater ticket! If time allows, there will be a stop at Titan Foods!

The bus will depart from St. Thomas Church in Cherry Hill at 1pm on Saturday 2/23, Dinner will be at 4pm, and the show will be at 7pm at the Queens Theater!

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Artoklasia at St. George's Cathedral
Jan
27
8:30 AM08:30

Artoklasia at St. George's Cathedral

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We invite you to join the HUC as we celebrate the Day of Greek Letters and honor our Patron Saints, the Three Hierarchs — Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory the Theologian, and Saint John Chrysostom — with our annual Artoklasia Service at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA. Orthros will begin at 8:45am, Divine Liturgy at 10am, and fellowship in the community center following Divine Liturgy.

Saint George Cathedral is where most of our founding members attended, and where our club first embarked on its long history. Let us honor that beginning as we continue our journey. We look forward to seeing our members from Saint George Cathedral, as well as our members from the Greater Philadelphia area attend and join us in prayer for our health and well-being as we advance our mission of PAIDEIA!

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The Annual Cutting of the Vasilopita
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Annual Cutting of the Vasilopita

Come join the HUC for the annual cutting of the Vasilopitas at the Arts Ballroom in Center City, which we’re hosting with our fellow Philadelphia Hellenic Organizations!

Tickets are $90 online here or $70 online for students and young professionals under 30 or $100 at the door.

The event will feature mezzes, dinner, and dessert Vasilopita cutting. Benefits go to the IOCC Hellenic Program.

Questions can be directed to info@greekamericanchamber.com

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