American Film Showcase 2022

After collaborating with the 4th Athens International Children’s Film Festival last November, the American Film Showcase is back at Exile Room for a series of screenings of select US documentary shorts and features.

The screenings will take place at Exile Room (12 Athinas St, Monastiraki, 3rd floor) on May 19 and 26. Entrance is free of charge and all films will have Greek subtitles.

The American Film Showcase in Greece is organized in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Athens, a unique partnership with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USC) and the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs.

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The Love Bugs

Over the course of 60 years two married entomologists travelled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects, with more than one million specimens.

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When Lambs Become Lions

In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top, while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.

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Stay Close

“Stay Close” blends home videos and animation in an expressionistic montage to tell the underdog story of Keeth Smart, an African American fencer from Brooklyn who overcomes a gauntlet of hardships on his road to the Olympics.

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The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

With a new invention that promised to revolutionize blood testing, Elizabeth Holmes became the world’s youngest self-made billionaire, heralded as the next Steve Jobs. Then, just two years later, her multibillion-dollar company, Theranos, was dissolved. Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney tries to uncover the truth hiding behind the enigmatic founder’s unblinking eyes.

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