70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION/GREECE
The 70th Anniversary Commemoration/Greece, a community event in memory of all those who perished inside and outside of Greece during WWII, will be held on three Sundays - April 26, May 3, and May 17. The community organization co-sponsors AHEPA, American Hellenic Council, Greek Heritage Society of Southern California, Hellenic Library, Hellenic University Club and Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and the institutional sponsors, Museum of Tolerance and Pasadena City College, have joined together to support these special events.
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 3:00 p.m. - DAY 1
PCC International Education
PCC School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Lillian A. Vosloh Forum
Pasadena City College
E. Colorado Blvd. & Bonnie Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106
This day will focus on Occupied Greece and feature screenings of the award-winning documentaries, KALAVRYTA (theme: resistance & reprisal), KISSES TO THE CHILDREN (theme: hidden children), and relevant clips from THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW (1940-1960).
KALAVRYTA - People and Shadows (Greece)
WWII clips from THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW 1940-1960
5:30 p.m.KISSES TO THE CHILDREN (Greece)
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 4:00 p.m. - DAY 2
Host Sponsor: HELLENIC LIBRARY
William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium Theater 16600 Civic Center Drive, Bellflower, CA 90706
May 3rd at the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium in Bellflower will feature a staged reading of the one-act play, THE WAY..., written by Iakovos Kambanellis, the "father of contemporary Greek theater" and a camp survivor. Katerina Kambanelli, his daughter, will be traveling from Greece for this special program. There will be a panel discussion with Rabbi Daniel Bouskila, Director of the Sephardic Educational Center, and Fr. John Bakas from St. Sophia Cathedral. Dr. Gail Holst-Warhaft, Cornell University, will speak about Mr. Kambanellis' contribution to Modern Greek literature and read from the autobiographical liberation novel/memoir, Mauthausen. Mezzo-soprano Lina Orfanos will be joining us from New York to perform The Mauthausen Cantata, accompanied by Bob Luna, piano.
THE WAY... A Staged Reading of a One-Act Play
Written by Iakovos Kambanellis, a camp survivor Director/Producer: Willard Manus
Translator/Producer: Diana Savas
Mauthausen & Kambanellis
The Mauthausen Cantata (1965)
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 5:30 p.m. - DAY 3
MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE
Peltz Theater, Museum of Tolerance
9786 W. Pico Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Instrumental Music by Dr. Lambros Houvardas
Greek Testimonies from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute
(13 min. / Greek with English subtitles)
Screening of FUGITIVE PIECES
(Canada, 2007, 104 min. Dir. Podeswa / English)
A feature film set in Greece and Canada. A Greek archeologist and widower rescues a Jewish boy hiding in a bog in Poland and an odyssey of healing begins.
Memory and Healing
Dana Schwartz, MFT, Child Survivor Jeremy Podeswa, Film Director Additional participants to be announced
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY ADVISED AS SEATING IS LIMITED.DONATION: $10 adults / $5 students with valid I.D.
Do not miss this historic three-day event. To make your reservations, email 70thAnnivGR@gmail.com