“Never on Sunday” Confirmed @ Athenian Corner!

Our “Food & Film” Series continues with a STELLAR film screening of the award-winning Greek film Never on Sunday. Hey — 1960 never looked so good!

We will once more grace the soft blue walls of DTL’s fabulous Athenian Corner Greek Restaurant, where our Zorba the Greek screening played to a full house. Let’s pack the house again, movie people!  *Arrive early at 6PM and enjoy delicious Greek dinner (off the menu) before the film!*

Never on SundayNever on Sunday [1960]
(B&W, English subtitles)
Monday, May 18 @ 7PM
Athenian Corner Greek Restaurant
207 Market Street
Suggested Donation: $5
In this globally acclaimed comedy drama, eccentric, tough, and carefree Ilya (Melina Mercouri) is one of those characters who makes her mark on film history, and who made an internationally known star out of Mercouri. Ilya is a prostitute in the port of Piraeus with a definite sense of social and economic justice. The aptly named Homer (director Jules Dassin, later to marry his star) arrives in Greece, meets the irrepressible Ilya, and decides she needs more of the traditional Greek culture and less of those flamboyant emotions that are not really Greek, you see. So while he tries to play Henry Higgins, Ilya is willing to give up her usual self for two weeks. The question is: What will happen once the two weeks are over, assuming she can get through them? ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide 

Did we mention that Never on Sunday is an Award-Winning/Nominated FILM??
1961 Academy Award®: Best Music Song
1961 Academy Award®: Best Actress nominee: Melina Mercouri
1961 Academy Award®: Best Costume Design Black and White nominee
1961 Academy Award®: Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
1961 Academy Award®: Best Director nominee: Jules Dassin
1961 BAFTA®: Best Film nominee
1961 BAFTA®: Best Actress nominee: Melina Mercouri
1961 Golden Globe Awards: Best Foreign Language Film nominee 


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