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El Greco Screening @ Chicago Greek Film Festival

A biographical film about the life of the Greek painter of the Spanish Renaissance, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known worldwide as El Greco (the Painter of God). This film follows El Greco's life as we become witness to the relationships and destinations that inspired him in his quest to find freedom and love. Confronted by the Spanish Inquisition, in a time of religious unrest, El Greco uses creative means to overcome barbarity and ignorance as he awaits execution by the Spanish Inquisition.

In an interview Yannis Smaragdis (director) said that “the movie started 10 years ago and it was the dream of a lifetime. I feel very lucky for having managed to make a dream of so many years come true. I was also lucky because I had the opportunity to work with a friend and wonderful actor, Sotiris Moustakas, who passed away a month after the shootings..

The movie is made for an international audience wishing that everyone who goes to see it, to experience the superiority of the human soul conveying some of the picture’s messages. Then I’ll be happy, thinking that I reached my goal.”

Dates & Times for El Greco at the Pickwick Theater, Park Ridge IL.

Phone (847) 825-5800 for tickets.

FRIDAY OCT 26th - 7.30 pm

SATURDAY OCT 27th - 1.30 pm

SUNDAY OCT 28th - 4.30 pm

MONDAY OCT 29th - 7.30 pm

TUESDAY OCT 30th - 1.30 pm

WEDNESDAY 31st - 4.30 pm

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