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Watch Smyrna at the Quad Cinema

Come watch Smyrna with Writer/Director Maria Iliou for a Q&A after the film. We will all meet for a drink or snack after the film too. The film will start at 7. Please Buy your ticket in advance here by selecting the date from the drop down menu to be sure you have a spot for the film.

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Synopsis: In this biography of a city, award-winning filmmaker Maria Iliou and historical consultant Alexander Kitroeff tell the story of Iliou’s ancestral home, the port of Smyrna (now Izmir) which grew on the Aegean coast of the Ottoman Empire into a thriving, international center of culture, commerce and tolerance, only, literally, to be reduced to ashes in eight days, in 1922, by the flames of nationalism which raged in the aftermath of World War I. In layers of measured historical commentary, never before seen film footage, archival sounds and photographs, Iliou and Kitroeff bring this epitome of a cosmopolitan ideal back to its remarkable life. This moving, thoughtful and civilized documentary testifies to the best and worst of humanity—an early 20th Century prophecy of the turbulence to come, and a harsh but inspiring warning at start of the 21st.

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  • Jeffrey M. K.

    Excellent, thoughtful and important film about what can happen when nationalism goes wrong. Maria Iliou did amazing work to make this documentary. "Diversity is beautiful."

    April 7, 2013

  • e n.

    hoping to make it

    April 5, 2013

  • Miles E.


    April 4, 2013

  • Karen L.

    Will be out of the area until July.

    March 27, 2013

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