American Film Showcase @ home

Exile Room, in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Athens, once again welcomes the American Film Showcase, a unique partnership with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Only this time you can enjoy it online from the safety of your own home throughout the month of June.

This year’s online version of the American Film Showcase includes a selection of four feature documentaries and one short, all of which have garnered awards in the past few years, along with special video intros from the filmmakers themselves, especially created for the occasion. All films are subtitled in Greek.

Each film will be available online for 5 days, please check the schedule below for a detailed lineup. All you have to do is message Exile Room on Facebook HERE and you will receive a message with the link of the movie and the password to go with it. Note that you need to message our Facebook page separately for each film, starting on the first day of the screening and up until the last day the film is available.

Enjoy the show!


Forever, Chinatown

“Forever, Chinatown” is a story of unknown, self-taught 81-year-old artist Frank Wong who has spent the past four decades recreating his fading memories by building romantic, extraordinarily detailed miniature models of the San Francisco Chinatown rooms of his youth.

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Chef Flynn

Cameron Yates’ documentary is a delicious portrait of rising star chef Flynn McGarry that’s sure to activate your taste buds, as well as a reflection on motherhood and what it means to give up one’s own identity in furtherance of a child’s passion.

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Tre Maison Dasan

“Tre Maison Dasan” is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Directly told through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.

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Picture Character

In “Picture Character”, directors Martha Shane and Ian Cheney lead viewers on a deep dive into the ever evolving world of emojis, from their humble beginnings in Japan to mobile keyboards the world over,

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In 1977, a 39-year-old aerospace engineer attempted to qualify for the world’s most famous race, the Indianapolis 500. In the face of scorn and skepticism, and saddled with subpar equipment, Janet Guthrie shocked the racing world.

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