Interviews / Presentations
The interview with author Paris Tacopoulos was recorded via a conference call placed from within a Boston College classroom on 28 October 2010. Speaking to participants in the course "Modern Greek Drama in English," the author discussed his play The Pre-Last of the Monikins that had been presented in the summer of 2005 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
(The two pictures are taken from the covers of books published by Mr. Tacopoulos)
The presentation by film scholar Dan Georgakas was recorded in class at Boston College on December 1, 2011, as part of the course “Greece Viewed Through her Films”. Prof. Dan Georgakas (Queens College, CUNY) responded to questions on areas of his expertise (films [especially Cacoyannis’ Stella and Elia Kazan] and Greek America).
(To the left: Dan Georgakas at the NYU Kimmel Center)
(To the right: Dan Georgakas' book Growing up Greek and American in the Motor City)
The interview with actor Dimitris Kataleifos was recorded via Skype on 20 November 2011. Impetus came from Mr. Kataleifos’ cinema performance as the Captain in Pantelis Voulgaris’ film Brides (2004), viewed in the Boston College course “Greece through her Films”. Much of the interview revolved also around the actor’s well-known career on the theatrical stage in Greece.
(To the left: Dimitris Kataleifos as the Captain in Brides)
(To the right: Dimitris Kataleifos with film director Pantelis Voulgaris)
The interview with film director (and faculty member at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) Periklis Choursoglou was recorded in Athens on 29 July 2012. Impetus came from Mr. Choursoglou’s films, made known at Boston College in the course “Greece Viewed Through her Films”. The interview revolved around the film-maker’s experience in directing (and acting), as well as in teaching at a Greek university.
(To the left: Periklis Choursoglou acting in his own film, The Building Manager)
(To the right: Periklis Choursoglou at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)