Film Screening: 'The Travelling Players'
Part of a major career retrospective of the films of Theo Angelopoulos
Image: Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions
Sunday, December 18, 20227:00 PM (Pacific Time)
O Thiassos, Greece, 1975
A powerful vision of postwar Greek history as experienced by a troupe of actors on perennial tour, The Travelling Players swept the awards at the 1975 Thessaloniki Film Festival and announced Theo Angelopoulos as a major international auteur. A multi-generational ensemble, the players drag themselves and their trunks from one train station and theater to the next, seemingly inured to the sweep of politics and war around them until they each, inevitably, become enmeshed with the tumult of their times. The myth of Atrides informs the personal dynamics among the players as they move through time with historical periods often shifting within a single, long tracking shot.
35mm, color, in Greek, German and English with English subtitles, 230 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriter: Theo Angelopoulos. With: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan.
Landscapes of Time
This event is a part of Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos, a series of screenings that includes all of Angelopoulos' feature films and a selection of shorts. The program is presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture with the collaboration of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies, and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles. Special thanks to our community partners Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, and South East European Film Festival Los Angeles. See the schedule for the series as a whole here.
Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Sponsor(s): UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, South East European Film Festival Los Angeles