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.