Two screenings of the film Maria by Callas are set to take place on January 27 at the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria, in Queens, New York. The 2018 film documents the fascinating, turbulent life of the internationally-renowned Greek opera singer.
The film is being presented by the Hellenic Film Society USA. There is a great deal of buzz surrounding the event, according to film society president, Jimmy Demetro.
“The Hellenic Film Society is pleased to present this insightful film that explores the fascinating life of one of the most prominent Greek-Americans of the twentieth century,” Demetro said in an announcement.
He added that “Interviews and home movies reveal Maria Callas’ complexity, while stunning performance footage demonstrates why she became such a legend around the world.”
The film is the first-ever feature-length documentary about the Greek-American opera singer which features her own words. Viewers will be treated to seeing home movie footage of Callas, as well as family photographs and unpublished private memoirs of the famous international opera singer, who is Greece’s pride and joy.
Longstanding secrets and mysteries are explored regarding Callas’ relationships with shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, and other men, in the documentary directed by Tom Volf. The film doesn’t shy away from depicting the inner battles Callas faced in tempering her public image with her personal life, as she longed for a normal, happy life.
The screening will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image located at 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens, New York, at 3 PM and 6 PM.
For more information about the screening of Maria by Callas, please visit hellenicfilmusa.org or call 917-710-3027. Check out the trailer below to get a fabulous sneak peek of the film.