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THE NEW YORK TIMES

HUSAVIK, Iceland – On a recent Monday, in the backroom of an empty seaside hotel here, a group of locals gathered anxiously around a computer livestreaming the 93rd Academy Awards nominations, waiting to discover whether their campaigning had been successful.


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WHAT'S ON

The French Institute’s annual celebration of cinema in the French language from around the world is coming to our computer screens from April 6 to 14.

Yorgos Lamprinos (left) is up for the best editing award for his work on ‘The Father’ by Florian Zeller. Phedon Papamichael (right) worked on Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ and has been nominated for the Best Cinematography Oscar.
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For all its weirdness, this has also been a year that created opportunities which may not have existed otherwise for independent filmmakers trying to compete with the industry’s big players.

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The Positively Different short film festival celebrates diversity and showcases the stories of characters, individuals and communities that experience oppression due to their identities.


A detail of the sidewalk outside AMC Lincoln Center in New York, March 5. For the first time in almost a year, New Yorkers are allowed in front of the big screen again. [Nathan Bajar/The New York Times]
CORONAVIRUS

NEW YORK – Around 9.45 a.m. Friday morning, the creaky metal awning, that for almost a year had walled off moviegoers from the Angelika Film Center on Houston Street, rolled up with a lurch. There was the gleaming glass box office with a smiling attendant. Behind him sprawled the theater, its retro light bulbs aglow again.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day on Monday and paying homage to all the women who came out against their abusers in the #MeToo movement, the Greek Film Academy and the Premiere Nights Athens International Film Festival will be streaming three selections free of charge.

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WOMEN'S DAY

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, March 8th, the Embassy of Israel in Athens will present the film “Zero Motivation,“ a story of three young female soldiers posted into a remote military desert base.


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CULTURE

“Landscapes of the Soul: In Conversation with Werner Herzog” provides insight into the workings of the director’s mind, a mind which created landmark films such as “Fitzcarraldo” and “Aguirre, The Wrath of God.”



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The Greek Film Archive is hosting a tribute comprising 16 Italian fiction and documentary films online from February 12-22 in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens.


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The Greek Film Archive has teamed up with Swiss Films to present a panorama of new Swiss cinema consisting of three documentaries and seven fictions features.