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Eniaios: Cycle Five

Saturday, Feb 19, 2011

Visionary filmmaker and American expatriate Gregory Markopoulos (1928-1992) devoted his last twenty years to Eniaios, an eighty-hour meditation on the essence of cinema, embodied in an intricate fusion of Greek myth, portraiture, and landscape. The film was designed to be shown only in its entirety during special screenings of its twenty-two cycles, or “orders,” in a carefully chosen site outside the Peloponnesian village of Lyssaria. At the current pace of restoration and preservation, with successive screenings of individual cycles every few years, the entire film will not be seen until 2028.

Preserved by Temenos as part of the Avant-Garde Masters Grant program administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation and funded by The Film Foundation.

Free with museum admission.

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