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Mystery 23_Cine Eleusis: IN SITU realities | Movies Schedule

01.07.2022

The first Documentary Festival in Elefsina and its the wider region is inaugurated by the 2023 EΛΕVΣIΣ European Capital of Culture, turning Elefsina from 7 to 10 July into an open-air cinema with free admission (Optional reservation here)

In collaboration with the Athens International Film Festival Premiere Nights

Watch the TV spot here

Between the 7th and 11th of July, 2023 ΕΛΕVΣΙΣ European Capital of Culture presents the legacy action Mystery 23_Cine Eleusis: IN SITU realities,marking the start of the region’s first ever Documentary Festival, in collaboration with the Athens International Film Festival.Attempting a conversation with Elefsina and its landscapes, while simultaneously revisiting eight emblematic documentaries, the Festival will transform the train tracks at the Old Railway Station and the Old Olive Mill Parking, two locations of particular aesthetics and importance in terms of history and the every-changing environment of Elefsina, into open-air cinemas, giving the city’s residents and visitors an unforgettable artistic experience.

Drawing its themes from the entire spectrum of realistic documentation, archaeology, history, ethnography to the environment and ecology, the summer edition of the Documentary Festival is a precursor to the action Cine Eleusis: IN SITU realities,which will be hosted, starting in the fall of 2023, in the historic Eleusis cinemathe first—in view of the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture—indoor hall hosting performing and cinematic artistic events.

The Festival is being held this summer on a pilot basis and with free admission, in collaboration with the Athens International Film Festival, which organizes Athens International Film Festival and the Athens Open Air Film Festival.

A few words about Mystery 23_Cine Eleusis: IN SITU realities

Mystery 23_Cine Eleusis: IN SITU realities is inspired by the unique characteristics of Elefsina as an emblematic historical site and a modern industrial urban landscape, and focuses on the thematic axes of 2023 ΕΛΕVΣΙΣ European Capital of Culture regarding the connection of humans with society and the environment. In Elefsina, in this place of contrasts, where, today, the inevitable reflections of the ancient and industrial past and the human mosaic of modern history meet the necessary visions for a more ecological future, a persistent dialogue is cultivated. And it is these inherent contrasts—overt and hidden—in its body that constantly invite and inspire every cinematic gaze that dares to turn on the city.

The aim of Mystery 23_Cine Eleusis: IN SITU realities is to transform Elefsina into a valuable and mysterious exhibit, through the unexpected conversation between cinematic viewing and the natural setting that hosts it, and the transformation of a series of screenings into a site-specific artistic action. The selection of films and screening locations follows the logic of visual intervention, the reimagination of a space as a hospitable point of culture.

Days: Thursday July 7, Friday July 8, Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, 2022
Time: 21.30
Venues: Train Tracks at the Old Railway Station of Elefsina & Old Olive Mill Parking (1 Kanellopoulou Str., Elefsina)

Free Admission with optional reservation here.

The scedule of the movies:

Thursday, July 7th

Old Olive Mill Parking | 1 Kanellopoulou Str., Eleusis Coast

21:00 SMYRNA: THE DESTRUCTION OF A COSMOPOLITAN CITY – 1900-1922 by Maria Iliou
(2012, 87′) PG

Friday, July 8th 

Old railway station of Eleusis

21:00 RAW MATERIAL by Christos Karakepelis (2012, 78′) PG

22:30 BARAKA by Ron Fricke (1992, 96′) PG

Old Olive Mill Parking | 1 Kanellopoulou Str., Eleusis Coast

21:30 HONEYLAND by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov (2019, 89′) PG

Saturday, July 9th 

Old railway station of Eleusis

21:00 WALL – E by Andrew Stanton (2008, 98′ | Dubbed in Greek) PG

22:45 PARIS IS BURNING by Jennie Livingston (1990, 78′) R

Old Olive Mill Parking | 1 Kanellopoulou Str., Eleusis Coast

21:30 A PERSONAL JOURNEY WITH MARTIN SCORSESE THROUGH AMERICAN MOVIES by Martin Scorsese and Michael Henry Wilson (1995, 225′) PG


Sunday, July 10th

Old railway station of Eleusis

21:15 THE BEACHES OF AGNES by Agnès Varda(2008, 112′)  PG

Old Olive Mill Parking | 1 Kanellopoulou Str., Eleusis Coast

21:30 MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog and André Singer (2018, 90′) PG

Please visit aiff.gr for all transport information to and from Elefsina venues. 

*FREE TRANSPORTATION SCHEDULE*

Travel schedule Thursday 7 and Sunday 10 July:
Departure Time from Syntagma square | Filellinon 8: 19:30 – 2 coaches of 50 seats Return Time from Elefsina near the entrance of the Old Olive Oil (Kanellopoulos and Ionos Dragoumis): 23:30 – 2 coaches of 50 seats

Travel schedule July 8:
Departure Time from Syntagma square | Filellinon 8: 19:30 – 2 coaches of 50 seats Return Time from Elefsina near the entrance of the Old Olive Oil (Kanellopoulos and Ionos Dragoumis): 23:30 – 1 coach of 50 seats
Return Time from Elefsina near the entrance of the Old Olive Oil (Kanellopoulos and Ionos Dragoumis): 00:30 – 1 coach of 50 seats

Travel schedule July 9:
Departure Time from Syntagma square | Filellinon 8: 19:30 – 2 coaches of 50 seats
Return Time from Elefsina near the entrance of the Old Olive Oil (Kanellopoulos and Ionos Dragoumis): 00:30 – 1 coach of 50 seats
Return Time from Elefsina near the entrance of the Old Olive Oil (Kanellopoulos and Ionos Dragoumis): 01:30 – 1 coach with 50 seats

Watch the TV spot here

Production supervision: Parasol

Directed by: Panos Kostouros

Access to Elefsina

# 21 km

Via car or motorcycle via Attiki Odos or Athinon Avenue, just a 25-minute drive from the Athens city center.
Via bus (lines 845 and 871 from Piraeus, line 876 from the “Agia Marina” metro station and line 878 from Acharnai).
Via the suburban railway (Magoula Station and then bus line 863).
Via KTEL (intercity public transport bus service -> line Megara – Nea Peramos – Eleusis; starting point at Asomaton Square, Thission).