The Greek America Foundation is proud to bring “Man of God,” the highly anticipated, award-winning film based on the inspiring life of St. Nektarios, to New York City for a public screening on Wednesday, February 23.
Our screening will take place at the Museum of the Moving Image, located at 36-01 35th Ave in Astoria, Queens, inside of the museum’s Summer M. Redstone Theater. Doors will open at 6:00pm and the film will begin at 7:00pm. The film’s runtime is one hour and 49 minutes.
NOTE: Thanks to the generous support of Astoria Central Parking, ticket holders arriving by car can park at a discounted rate of $10 in the company’s garage located at 34-22 35th St in Astoria (only a five-minute walk from our venue). Please present your email confirmation upon entry. For parking-related questions, please visit astoriacentralparking.com or call (929) 447-5077.
Before the screening, Greek America Foundation Founder and President Gregory Pappas will offer brief remarks alongside “Man of God” director Yelena Popovic and producer Alexandros Potter. The two filmmakers will participate in a brief Q&A session after the film.
A minimum donation of $50 per guest is required for admission. Click here to make your donation.
All proceeds will benefit the foundation’s philanthropic and charitable endeavors, including our Greek America Corps programs which send young North Americans on volunteer/cultural immersion trips to Greece during the summer.
“Man of God” depicts the trials and tribulations of St. Nektarios as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the word of God. Nektarios was stripped of his church and exiled from Egypt but continued to care for the poor, teach peasant girls to read and write and established a convent on the Greek island of Aegina which continues to attract visitors.
Despite the efforts of the religious establishment to discredit him and dismantle his good works over decades, St. Nektarios convent on Aegina remains a beacon to pilgrims.
Even his last moment on earth was used to help another: Upon his death, Nektarios’ undergarment was removed, and as it fell upon the paralyzed man in the hospital bed next to him, the man arose to walk.
The film is directed by Yelena Popovic and stars prominent Greek actor Aris Servetalis as St. Nektarios. The picture also features Mickey Rourke who portrays a man miraculously healed by Nektarios. Rourke was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009 for “The Wrestler.”
Filming took place in various locations relevant to St. Nektarios’ life including on Aegina and in the Aretaeio Hospital of central Athens where he died.