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The Hellenic Society of Maine (HSoM) was established for the purpose of preserving and promoting Greek heritage and culture. We are affiliated with the University of Southern Maine and its Hellenic Initiatives program, and support the official Sister City Relationship between Portland, Maine in USA, and Mytilene, Lesvos,  in Greece.

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JOIN US! We welcome all persons interested in Hellenic culture to join us. As an ASSOCIATE MEMBER you will receive all mailings and email announcements of HSoM and other Hellenic related events and may attend meetings. As a FULL MEMBER, you also will be able to vote on policy issues at business meetings which you will be encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Mery Snell  (207) 892-9831, co-president or Christopher Ziagos (207) 775-3607, co-president, or email us at info@hellenicsocietyofmaine.org. 

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Greek Cooks

February 5, 2019

Greek Cooks Panel “The Flavors of Greece” with Bill Doukas,…A Girl in Black Dir.: Michael Cacoyiannis , Greece, 1956 Sunday, February 3, 3 PM, USM Portland Campus, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall A talented but unsuccessful writer (Dimitri Horn) visits the sun-drenched island of Hydra for a short holiday and takes up residence in the large, neglected house of an impoverished widow. On the day of his arrival, the woman and her family are publicly disgraced when she is caught in the arms of a lover. The bitter persecution that follows arouses the sympathy and concern of the young writer who falls in love with the widow’s timid daughter Marina (Ellie Lambetti). But bitter feuds and rivalries stand in the way of their happiness together, and the couple finds themselves the targets of local hostility. Shot in eight weeks on a limited budget and using only one camera, A Girl In Black brought international attention to the Greek film industry, directory Michael Cacoyiannis and its star Ellie Lambetti. (From the Back Cover of DVD). Greek w/English sub-titles. 100 minutes.March 10, 2019

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