LA Greek Film Festival Kicked Off with “Pelican’s Watch”

Still from the opening night's film "Pelican's Watch"

The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) opened with “Pelican’s Watch” on June 9th at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 in West Hollywood.

The opening night gala showcased Lea Binzer’s film “Pelican’s Watch”, a Dionysian documentary on Greek elders’ efforts to preserve traditional wine-making. The film is about a small community of elders on the island of Santorini charged with the unique duty to preserve the traditions of vine-growing and wine-making in the face of changing times that threaten their ancient and world renowned art. The screening was followed by a reception featuring some of the top Greek wines.

The event was attended by prominent Greek-Americans of the Hollywood community and guests from Greece.

The festival comes to a close Sunday, June 12 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills with a Gala event and a world premiere of “Burning Heads” (To Gala), directed by Giorgos Siougas.