AKOE/AMFI – The Story of a Revolution (*Just to sleep on their chest…) – by Iossif Vardakis
Friday, March 22nd 2024, 6:00 p.m., Hall 2, director present, Q&A after the screening
Repetition: Saturday, March 23rd 2024, 8:00 p.m., Hall 3, director present, Q&A after the screening
In 1977, a group of friends created AKOE, the Greek Homosexual Liberation Movement. The movement’s magazine Amfi and its offices at the legendary basement at Zalongou street, would become a place of refuge for the Greek LGBT community until 1990. AKOE and Amfi would be the first reference points for a community that was just beginning to gain conscience and organize. This would be a revolution for the right to exist, the right to happiness, the right to love. Its story is being told for the first time.
Iossif Vardakis was born in Crete in 1966. He studied film/television at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts as well as English and American literature at the Graduate School of Arts & Science of the same university. He works as a theater director and has directed over 30 theatrical plays in the last 20 years. AKOE/AMFI: The Story of a Revolution (*Just to Sleep on Their Chest…) is his first full-length film.