23rd ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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  • Best of Enemies

    In 1968, the ABC network suggests a debate between the liberal Gore Vidal and the conservative William F. Buckley Jr. The series of verbal boxing matches that follow will leave the entire country dumbstruck. A rivetting documentary about the legendary debates that changed television forever.

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

    The rapid rise, adventurous political trajectory and dramatic fall of the guerilla movement that infamous FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declared "the greatest threat to the internal security of the country". A unique documentary featuring rare archival material and revealing interviews with some of its leading members.

  • The Other Side

    A dive into the abyss of the American Dream. Disarmed veterans, taciturn adolescents, drug addicts, ex-special forces soldiers, floundering young women, future mothers and old people who haven't lost the will to live. Forgotten by God and man, the residents of the Louisiana swamps make for some powerful viewing. Not for the faint-hearted.

  • Iris

    An intoxicating portrait of "the rare bird of fashion". In his last film, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles ("Grey Gardens", "Gimme Shelter") explores the depths of Iris Apfel's eccentricity and pays tribute to her career in fashion, from her meteoric rise in the 50s up until now, at 93 years old!

  • Hail Arcadia

    In his second feature, following the phenomenally successful "Mourning Rock", insightful documentary filmmaker Filippos Koutsaftis travels to Arcadia, leading a mystical exploration through a landscape riddled with myths, past and present. Filmmakers present Παρουσία των συντελεστών

  • In Transit

    Shortly behore he died, acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles got four of his collegaues to ride the Empire Builder, America's busiest long-distance train route from Seatle to Chicago. A journey into the hearts and minds of the passengers and your last chance to ride with a legend.

  • Kaliarnta

    Paola Revenioti, a transgender activist and a seminal figure in the LGBT movement, is determined to teach us Kaliarda, the secret cant slang used by the gay subculture in the 40s, while giving a voice to those forced to hide their true identity in the shadows of social acceptance. Filmmakers in attendance

  • Cartel Land

    A silent drug war rages on the US-Mexico border. Vigilante patrols from both countries work together against the all-powerful Mexican cartels in a boombastic documentary that will no doubt make an appearance in the 2016 Oscars shortlists.

  • Hamlet in Yannis Houvardas’ Mind

    What if Hamlet's tragic story was all in his mind? Yannis Houvardas delivers the answer with an impressive group of actors. The film follows the troop during the last two weeks of rehearsals, capturing the feverish process of staging a theater play at the Onassis Cultural Center. Filmmakers in attendance (Work in Progress)

  • Michael Marmarinos in Fausts Workshop

    From the very first day of rehearsals in fall 2013 until the opening night at the Onassis Cultural Center in 2014, Ilias Giannakakis films Michael Marmarinos at work, capturing the unique process of an indiosyncratic and highly innovative stage director. Filmmakers in attendance (Work in Progress)

  • Olympia

    While three months pregnant, Olympia discovers she's been struck by cancer. Faced with the dilemma whose life to put first, hers or her baby's, she decides to save both. Filmmaker Stavros Psyllakis tells a story of everyday struggle, where life and death walk side-by-side. Audience Award at the 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

  • Tab Hunter Confidential

    How did a celebrity manage to survive 50s Hollywood by conducting a love affair with Antony Perkins in private, while carrying on with Natalie Wood in public? A portrait of Tab Hunter, the ultimate Hollywood heartbreaker with a secret gay agenda, exploring the persona the star system built for him.

  • Chuck Norris vs Communism

    Why does Irina Nistor have the most recognizable voice in Romania, after Nicolae Ceaușescu? Because she dubbed the entire cast of American action movies in secret screenings of illicit VHS tapes in the 80s, including beefy action heroes like Stallone, Van Damme and Chuck Norris. A documentary that's a real punch in the gut!

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