Georgos Greek Wine was thrilled to once again be a host and sponsor at the 2019 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival,whose mission is to represent and celebrate Greek cinema, culture and a new generation of Greek filmmakers. On the opening night of the festival at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, there was a red carpet as well as The North American Premiere of MELTEM by Greek-French director Basile Doganis, starring Daphne Patakia, recognized as one of top five rising acting stars in Europe.
Following the screening in the courtyard of the Egyptian there was a celebration of Greek Culture in the way most familiar to Georgos Wines: through food and drink.
Guests were treated to delicious, clean wine from Georgos and full-flavored Greek cuisine from Good Greek Grill, Pietris Bakery, Icelandic Glacial Water and Pylos Poems Greek Olive Oil.
Guests included Thaao Penghlis and Lauren Koslow (Days of Our Lives); Patricia Kara (Deal or No Deal); Sofia Toufa (Hangover Part II); Sofia Milos (CSI: Miami); Adoni Maropis (24); singer-songwriter Vassy; Theo Pagones (Ten Days in the Valley); Christos Vasilopoulos (Banshee, The Last Ship), The Honorable Andreas Kyprianides (Consul General of Cyprus); Simon Kassianides (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.); Mike Sakellarides (Radio host, THE WAVE); producer Charley Parlapanides; Broadway/TV producer Joanna Topetzes; director-producer Sutton McKee (Pushed); actor-producer Michael Nicklin; Carrie Schroeder (I am Frankie; Lifted) and many VIPS and filmmakers.
Georgos Super Premium Greek Wines, made from Greek grapes in Sonoma, CA by Robert Rex, 2018 Winemaker of the Year, are the direct result of a team pursuing excellence in flavor and the highest degrees of quality possible. They look forward to creating future partnerships and bringing their delicious and healthy wines to enthusiastic devotees across the country.
Georgos will return as a sponsor for the CLOSING night of the Festival Sunday, June 9, for the West Coast Premiere of HER JOB by director Nikos Labot, starring Marisha Triantafyllidou and Dimitris Imellos. The Orpheus Awards will follow the film and conclude with a reception in the Courtyard of the Egyptian featuring Good Greek Grill, Georgos Wine, Pietris Bakery, Pylos Poems, and more. Many of the celebrity guests in attendance for the opening night are expected to return to sample Georgos Greek Wines!
The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival(LAGFF) is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization and open to all filmgoers and patrons of the arts. Celebrating its 13th year, the full program schedule and tickets are available at www.lagff.org.
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