Genocide of the Greeks
1913 – 1923
The powerful documentary film tells the largely forgotten, historically accurate story of the genocide of the Greeks – and other indigenous people of the region – at the hands of the Ottoman and Nationalist Turks over a ten-year period in the early 20th century. This harrowing true story is told via the voices of brave survivors and renowned historians and visualized by archival film, documentary photos, and artist renderings.
Nearly one-million Greeks were killed, many literally marched to their deaths, while millions more were uprooted from their ancestral homes in Asia Minor, Pontos, and Eastern Thrace (in present-day Turkey) as part of the Turkish campaign of ethnic cleansing of its non-Turkish Christian populations. This horrific genocide also included the systematic eradication of massive Armenian and Assyrian populations. This is a true story, told mainly from the Greek perspective. It has been carefully infused with the political dynamics – at every phase before, during, and after WWI – of the turbulent years from 1913 to 1923.
Bill Kurtis, the legendary voice of many award-winning documentaries and a heralded anchorman, narrates this powerful documentary, which deeply touched his heart. “This production is one of the most important projects that I’ve ever been associated with and it provides a sobering lesson as to why we should never forget the suffering that is caused by genocide.” -Bill Kurtis
This documentary was produced and directed – for nearly a decade – by Chicago-based director Peter Lambrinatos. His father, Spiro, served as a producer. Longtime Hellenic activist George Mavropoulos, who is featured in the film, also served as a producer through his Asia Minor and Pontos Research Center, which he also leads.
The tragic events of this first genocide of the 20th century have largely been forgotten. Had the world responded forcefully to this tragedy, many genocides – and the Holocaust – would likely have been avoided. Hitler unfortunately took note of the world’s silence. The voices of those martyred will no longer be silenced. The mantra “never again” must be repeated.
Audiences have been moved after screening this masterful film. It’s an experience that will never be forgotten, especially when viewed on the big screen, as it’s being shown at the Canton Palace Theatre on September 23, 2022. Q&A to follow with the filmmakers.
One night only on the big screen. Do not miss this life-changing event. Proceeds from the screening go to the AMPRC. The truth must be told.
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: $10, general admission.
RATED: Not Rated
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Canton Film Festival, Canton Palace Theatre and Compass are hosting a FREE screening of Roll Red Roll documentary on Wednesday, September 18th. Q&A panel with Joe Samalin of MenChallenging directly following the film.
*This film could be potentially triggering or sensitive. The topic of sexual assault will be discussed in a manner that could be upsetting to some audiences. If you feel triggered at any time during this event, a counselor from the Alliance Rape Crisis Center will be available to talk to.
Joe Samalin has been helping communities engage men and boys in gender-based violence prevention for over 20 years. He is the co-founder of MenChallenging, and is currently working as a consultant on with numerous colleges and universities, government agencies, and more. Prior to that he was Senior Program Manager for Community Mobilization & Leadership Development with Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that works to challenge the culture of violence against women and girls. He has been working to address violence against women and girls since he was an undergraduate student, and as an activist and organizer addresses domestic violence, sexual violence, and anti-stalking, through trainings and programming with hundreds of communities on these issues.
Roll Red Roll is a true-crime thriller and impact campaign that goes behind the headlines of the notorious Steubenville, Ohio rape case to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America. The film unflinchingly asks, why didn’t anyone stop it? The impact campaign engages communities around the nation to answer this question for themselves, creating opportunities, tools and pathways for men and boys to challenge ingrained thinking about masculinity and explore their leadership potential in the fight against gender-based violence.
Roll Red Roll shifts the lens and burden from the victim to the perpetrators, bystanders, witnesses, and communities to understand and address the problem. By examining harmful notions of masculinity, Roll Red Roll is shining a light on “rape culture”— a culture that allows sexual assault to be normalized and dismissed. At the heart of this film and campaign, we are opening up a national dialogue that engages men and boys including fathers, coaches, and teens, to get involved in the work to prevent violence and shift culture.
As both an educational tool and a catalyst for social and behavioral change, Roll Red Roll is uniquely poised to incite critical conversations with students, thought leaders and grassroots activists working to eliminate gender violence. Director Nancy Schwartzman, a globally recognized human rights activist, has been using film and technology to transform the culture around gender-based violence for over 10 years. Never have we been so primed for this conversation.
Canton, Ohio… The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will host a FREE screening of the documentary Farmers for America at The Palace Theatre on September 24 at 7:00 PM. The program is part of Project EAT!, a countywide initiative that celebrates food in Stark County in 2019. The event is sponsored by Arts in Stark.
Narrated by Mike Rowe, this film examines the central question of “Who will feed us?” in the future. The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up.
ABOUT “PROJECT EAT!” Stark County has a rich food history starting with our agricultural roots and continuing into the present with urban and rural farming, field-to-fork restaurants and many other food-focused agencies. Project Eat! highlights the many great existing programs doing work in our community, while showcasing exciting new food-related events created throughout the Stark County area in 2019. Partners include the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, Canton Museum of Art, Massillon Museum, First Ladies National Historic Site, Stark Fresh, Canton Food Tours, Palace Theatre, Carpe Diem, Kent State Stark, Walsh University Food Design Institute, Visit Canton, and Arts in Stark. For a complete list of programs, visit www.ProjectEatStark.org.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is located at 800 McKinley Monument Dr NW in Canton. The Keller Gallery is the Museum’s temporary exhibition space and features a variety of topics each year. The Museum also includes the McKinley National Memorial, McKinley Gallery, Street of Shops, The Stark County Story, Discover World, and the Hoover-Price Planetarium. The Museum is open Monday – Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up.
A new “docu-drama” from indie film production company, Small Town Monsters, seeks to tell the true, and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster. The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of “Star Hill” near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was seen by terrified citizens for weeks. The case gained national media attention during the 70’s and remains one of the largest tourist draws for the tiny town, which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River.
The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director, Seth Breedlove, is told in narrative and documentary form. The narrative sections appear under the guise of a lost b-movie from the 70s. The horror film depicts the widely believed details of the MOMO story (said to have been inspired by Breedlove’s love of grindhouse movies and old “creature features”) and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual people who lived through the events. The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet’s Cliff Barackman and James “Bobo” Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepherdstown).
DOORS OPEN: 7 PM
ADMISSION: $7, general admission. Tickets also available at the door.
RUN TIME: 1 hour, 22 minutes
The Ohio Ocean Foundation and Canton Palace Theatre present the documentary A Plastic Ocean, followed by a panel discussion.
A PLASTIC OCEAN begins when journalist Craig Leeson, searching for the elusive blue whale, discovers plastic waste in what should be pristine ocean. In this adventure documentary, Craig teams up with free diver Tanya Streeter and an international team of scientists and researchers, and they travel to twenty locations around the world over the next four years to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution, and reveal working solutions that can be put into immediate effect.
DOORS OPEN: 6:30 PM
ADMISSION: Free, reservations suggested
RATING: Not rated
RUN TIME: 1 hour 42 minutes
From Small Town Monsters and filmmaker, Seth Breedlove (The Mothman of Point Pleasant, The Bray Road Beast) comes this stunning, 6 episode miniseries. Setting out the detail the entire history of the Bigfoot phenomenon, On the Trail of Bigfoot was filmed coast to coast during 2018 and features witnesses and investigators of the elusive creature.
Episodes 1-3 are titled “The Legend” and recall the history of the subject up to present day. From the Ape Canyon attack at Mt St Helens to a visit to the Chestnut Ridge, these three episodes take you deeper into the Bigfoot subject than you’ve ever gone before.
On the Trail of… Bigfoot, comes to DVD and VOD streaming services like Amazon, Vimeo OnDemand and VIDI Space this March!
Become a backer of the film when our Kickstarter launches on February 7th. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Pre-orders will be available in February on shop.smalltownmonsters.com
DOORS OPEN: 7:30 PM
ADMISSION: $5, general admission. Tickets also available at the door.
RUN TIME: 2 hours
Cantonfilm.com, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre, will host the 2019 Canton Film Festival in downtown Canton on April 26, 27, & 28.
We will be showing ALL SHORT FILMS this year. You can come for FAMILY FRIENDLY short films, COMEDY short films, DOCUMENTARY short films, ANIMATION, DRAMA or HORROR / SCI-FI.
Audiences will vote for their favorite films in each genre and cash prizes will be awarded.
Come on Friday night April 26th for a Preview of the festival. All day saturday we’ll screen different genres of short films. Sunday night will feature the award winning short films from each block and a special jury prize of $1000 dollars.
Sponsored in part by:
FRIDAY – APRIL 26, 2019
Events and Films Screened at:
Canton Palace Theatre [CPT]
605 Market Avenue, N
Canton, Ohio 44702
Tickets: $30.00 All Festival Pass [Includes all screenings and events]
$ 5.00 for per block
Admission by donation to Welcome Party
Time Location Event 06:30pm CPT Box Office & Doors Open
07:00pm CPT Welcome Announcements
08:50pm CPT Filmmaker Introductions
Preview of Saturday Films
9:00pm CPT Welcome Party in Main Lobby
SATURDAY – APRIL 27, 2019
Tickets: $20.00 All Day Pass
$10.00 All Day Student Pass [Must have valid Student ID]
$5.00 per block of films at Canton Palace Theatre
Admission by Donation for films shown at The Hub Art Factory
Events and Films Screened at:
Canton Palace Theatre The Hub Art Factory Julliard / Third Space Art Gallery
605 Market Avenue, N 336 6th Street, NW 600 Market Avenue, N
Canton, Ohio 44702 Canton, OH 44702 Canton, Ohio 44702
Time Location Event 08:30am CPT& Hub Doors Open
09:00am CPT Family Friendly Block of Films
Hub Screening of: Women of the Gulag
10:05am Hub Screening of: Open Spaces; Her Name Was; A Pale Horse Named Mexico
10:50am CPT Voting and Filmmaker Talkback
11:00am CPT Family Friendly Block Trophy Awarded
11:05am Hub Screening of: The Fifth mode; People Talk; 2 Angels; Music for All
11:10am 3rd Space 1st Filmmaker Circle
11:30am CPT Animation Block of Films
12:05pm Hub Screening of: Alexander at the end of the World; Accept//More Franca
01:00pm 3rd Space 2nd Filmmaker Circle
01:05pm Hub Screening of: It’s Just Sex; Heimlich ; Radio Voorwarts