Whitechapel Gallery
Saturday 4 July, 1.45pm

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A symposium of radical film from
contemporary Greece. Athens NOW is a
programme of film routed in and responding
to the humanitarian crisis as experienced by
the people of Greece since 2008. Covering
the struggle of the past seven years, and
demonstrating a positive and creative outcome
beyond the inevitability of Europe’s collapse.
Each film in this programme is a UK premiere.CURATOR BIO
Schtinter deals with ‘film as liberating
application in the margins in search of the real
world’. He regularly collaborates with revered
Dutch filmmaker / musician, Frans Zwartjes,
and recently released their compositions
through his own label: purge.xxx. He curated
Iain Sinclair’s yearlong film season, 70×70,
and is currently writing a feature film to be
directed by Chris Petit. He has exhibited
and curated work internationally at venues
including Institute of Contemporary Arts and
The Barbican (London). He lives and works
in Athens and London.THANKS:
Anja Kirschner, Gareth Evans,
COIL magazine.
1.45PM
FLYING ANARCHISTS
Dir. Hellenic Police Force | 2014 | 20 min
Police footage of flying anarchists.THERAIKOS ORTHROS (THERAIK DAWN)
Dirs. Kostas Sfikas, Stavros Tornes | 1967 | 20 min
A bittersweet tribute to the island of Santorini
and the first wave of tourists to arrive there.AS TO POSTERITY
Dir. Marina Gioti | 2014 | 12 min
Athens of the near future: devoid of humans, a picturesque expedition of metal and plastic debris as the new Greek Ruins.RETURN TO AEOLUS STREET
Dir. Maria Kourkouta | 2013 | 15 min
New roles for the ghosts of Greek cinema.THE DIVIDED LINE
Dir. Stephane Charpentier | 2013-2014 | 20 min
The profound document of Greece’s humanitarian crisis.

2.30PM
PERFORMANCE BY THE BOY (ALEXANDER VOULGARIS)
20 min

TITLOI TELOUS (OUT OF FRAME)
Dir. Yorgos Zois | 2012 | 10 min
Hundreds of empty billboards across Greece say more than the adverts they once held.

ACCIDENTAL PROSECUTION OF AN ANARCHIST
Dir. Diakoptes Athens | 2013 | 20 min
Radical film cooperative, Diakoptes, cover the unlawful prosecution of anarchist T. Sispas.

TOTAL: 120 minutes

INTERVAL (30 MINUTES)
Photographs by Ilias Georgiadis and Iraklis Dimitriadis projected.

4.15PM
READING OF THREE POEMS BY KATERINA GOGOU
(in English and Greek, from the 1983 publication ‘Three Clicks Left’)

KATERINA GOGOU: REINSTATING THE DARK SIDE + INTRODUCTION BY THE DIRECTOR
Dir. Antonis Boskoitis | 2012 | 67 min
Katerina Gogou: actress, poet and militant anarchist remembered by people who’s lives she touched.

END: 6.00PM

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