GR  |  EN
 

News

 
 

November 12, 2017: SCREENINGS for Melbourne, Australia - The film Songs of Revolution will finally have its Australian premiere screenings, with 2 screenings in Bill Mousoulis' hometown of Melbourne. Both screenings will be introduced by film critic Adrian Martin.

Wednesday November 22 at 4:00 pm, presented by Monsah Film and Screen Studies, Caulfield Campus, free entry. Facebook event page.

Friday November 24 at 7:30 pm, presented by Greek Resistance Bulletin, Victoria Trades Hall, Meeting Room 1, free entry. Facebook event page.

October 28, 2017: SHORT FILM - The material shot of the punk band OUST! has been made into a 17-minute short film, Smash the Fascists: OUST! You can see it on You Tube.

September 24, 2017: FESTIVAL - The film Songs of Revolution will have its Greek Premiere screening at the Bridges International Film Festival, Corinth and Napflio, October 12-22. Screens Monday October 16 at Flisvos Cinema, Corinth.


September 21, 2017: SCREENING - Greek Premiere of the film "Songs of the Crisis", a 60-minute collection of clips and songs with actors, scenes from the film Songs of Revolution
. Nosotros, Exarcheia, Athens, Wednesday September 27, at 9:00 pm. Facebook event page.


September 18, 2017: FESTIVAL - The film Songs of Revolution will have its American Premiere screening at the Chicago Greek Film Festival, September 28 - October 2.
Screens September 30.

 

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER:

 
 

Songs of the Underground is now officially on its big "Greek Overground Tour 2017",
starting August 24, and finishing at the end of September sometime.

This space here will constantly be updated with dates and information for each screening.

Director Bill Mousoulis will be at every screening, for discussion.

Thursday August 24 - Aigina. Time: 22:00. Event: Aegina Film Festival. Venue: Kollatos Estate. map

Saturday September 2 - Pireaus. Time: 20:00. Venue: Free Social Center Favela. Navarchou Votsi 11, Mikrolimano, Pireaus. Facebook event page.

Monday September 4 - Naousa. Time: 22:00. Venue: Pithari. Naousa Central (location). Facebook event page.

Tuesday September 5 - Kastoria. Time: 21:00. Venue: Cafe "O Anthos". Agiou Athanasiou 6. Facebook event page.

Wednesday September 6 - Thessaloniki. Time: 19:00. Event: Festival of Direct Democracy. Venue: Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Thursday September 7 - Lamia. Time: 21:00. Tripokaridos. Karaiskaki 17. Facebook event page.

Sunday September 10 - Larisa. Time: 20:00. Cafe "The Earth" (H Gi). Xanthou 22. Facebook event page.

Tuesday September 12 - Mesologgi. CANCELLED.

Thursday September 14 - Volos. Time: 21:30. UTH Cinema Club. University on the promenade. Saratsi. Delmouzo building, 3rd floor. Facebook event page.

Friday September 15 - Athens. Synapsis Film Society. RE-SCHEDULED FOR SEP. 25.

Tuesday September 19 - Crete - Heraklion. Time: 21:00. STOA 60. Plateia Eleftherias. Facebook event page.

Wednesday September 20 - Crete - Rethymno. Time: 21:00. Geppetto Co-operative. Katehaki and Heimaras. Facebook post.

Monday September 25 - Athens. Synapsis Film Society. CANCELLED.

September 2, 2017:  A video interview with Greek blogger O Eleftheriakos is published on YouTube.

August 6, 2017:  A review and an interview with Greek writer Manolis Daloukas have been published.

 
 

June 29, 2017:  SCREENING - Songs of the Underground will have a screening at Nosotros Social Centre, in Exarcheia, in Athens, on Thursday, July 6, at 22:00, where I will present the film. Facebook Event Page.


April 26, 2017:  FESTIVALS - The film will have its World Premiere at the London Greek Film Festival, May 14-20.

The film (or rather a shorter version of the film, the 78-minute Songs of the Underground) will then screen at B-Fest 6 in Athens, May 26-28, with the screening on May 26 at 8:00 pm.


April 17, 2017:  Second review of the film: Songs of Revolution review, by Jit Phokaew, Limitless Cinema.

March 27, 2017:  First published review of the film: Notes on Songs of Revolution by Bill Mousoulis, by Rüdiger Tomczak, shomingekiblog.

March 8, 2017:  Facebook page is launched at https://www.facebook.com/songsofrevolution

January 26, 2017:  This website is launched. So probably best to firstly do an historical rundown of the production of the film.

 
 
Shooting Songs of Revolution

The script was written in 2013 primarily (and adjusted during the shoot).

Production was set for Greece for mid 2014, but delayed due to director Bill Mousoulis suffering a back injury.

In October of 2014, Mousoulis made a quick short film, The Fairy Tale, exploring the basic principle of the longer film (the juxtaposition of a known protest song with contemporary images).

In 2015, shooting for the feature finally began, and proceeded in a piecemeal fashion (Mousoulis' mobility still limited), and about half the feature was shot.

Another short film emerged again, Three Strikes, commissioned by the Adelaide Film Festival for a special "vertical cinema" program at their festival in October 2015.

 
 
Shooting Three Strikes

With this short, three songs were given various cinematic treatments (collage, documentary, fiction), the film utilising certain musicians and actors who were also shot for the feature. (And there were subsequent screenings of this short in Sydney, Melbourne and Athens.)

In late 2015, Mousoulis started editing the feature, and in February 2016, presented a sneak preview of some of the scenes to the Greek Film Society of Sydney.

In April 2016, shooting of the feature re-commenced, and everything was completed by July, at which point Mousoulis returned to Australia to work on the editing of the film in the latter months of 2016.

The edit went through several morphs, finally settling on a 118 minute cut in January of 2017.