Stella Municipal Cinema

Stella Municipal Cinema, photo: Fanis Vlastaras

Located in Kypseli, a northern neighborhood of central Athens, the open-air cinema Stella sits like a blank frame set within a densely urban environment. Named after the strong-willed character played by Greek screen legend Melina Mercouri in the film Stella (1955), this municipal cinema was one of more than six hundred outdoor cinemas that operated in Athens during the 1960s; relatively few now remain. Screening here is Douglas Gordon’s I had nowhere to go (2016), which draws from the diaries of Jonas Mekas. In Gordon’s film, only a few images are shown; instead, it is Mekas’s voice recounting his daily life as a young immigrant that fills the air.

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I Had Nowhere to Go: A Portrait of a Displaced Person

by Douglas Gordon

July 15, 2017, 9:30 pm
Stella Municipal Cinema, Athens…