The Greek Heritage Society of Southern California premieres “The Promise of Tomorrow 1940-1960,” a documentary highlighting the first generation Greek Americans, at the NYC Greek Film Festival. The screening will take place on
October 17th @ 7:00 P.M. at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street, New York, N.Y. 10011 This film is narrated and hosted by Academy Award Winner Olympia Dukakis.
“The Promise of Tomorrow,” part 2 of a Greek-American trilogy, continues the story of the Greek immigrant experience in southern California, beginning with those brave soldiers who fought in World War II. We follow the progeny of the Greek Pioneers as they establish themselves within the community yet struggle with duality – Greek at home and American outside. Determined to get an education and make a good life for themselves and their families, the Greatest Generation lives up to this synonym. In a very short period of time, they have become prominent leaders in the arts, business, technology, academia, science and government – virtually all levels of contemporary American society.
The question of identity permeates throughout their adult life: “We are not just Greeks; we are not just Americans, but we are a new breed – Greek Americans!”
Collaborators in the project are writer and director Anna Giannotis; executive producers Zoye Fidler, Shelly Papadopoulos and John Gregory-Panopoulos, Producers, Antonia Lianos, Gus T. Dalis and Harry Ratner, editor Rich Uber, director of photography Philip Georgious, and composer Bob Luna, along with many hard-working volunteers and contributors.
For more information about the Greek Heritage Society of Southern California, visit: www.greekheritagesociety.org