CULTURE

Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson in Athens

The business of oil lies at the heart of «There Will Be Blood,» Paul Thomas Anderson’s powerful drama starring Daniel Day-Lewis. The director and lead actor are expected in Athens this month for the film’s Greek premiere. Organized by Audio Visual Enterprises, the Premiere Nights Athens Film Festival and Cerebral Palsy Greece, the event is scheduled to take place on February 14 at the Pallas Theater. Proceeds from the premiere will benefit highly active Cerebral Palsy Greece, an association which enjoys a particularly strong bond with Day-Lewis. Besides «black gold,» the film tells a story of greed, revenge and religion. In turn-of-the-century California, Daniel Plainview, a poor miner raising his only child, becomes an oil tycoon. The film has been nominated for eight Oscars later this month. For tickets to the premiere: Cerebral Palsy Greece, 117 M. Geroulanou, Argyroupolis, tel 210.962.2290; Pallas Theater, CityLink, 5 Voukourestiou, tel 210.321.3100, by credit card, tel 210.810.8181 and www.ellthea.gr; Fnac (The Mall); Ster Cinermas, Ster Ilion: 67A Dimocratias Ave, Ilion, daily from 4 p.m. to 8p.m., tel 237.1000 and Ster Aghios Eleftherios, 375 Acharnon Ave.