Astoria


1h 43m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Alex has been searching for a way out for several years. He's lived all his life within the confines of the Little Athens section of Queens. The only rebellious thing Alex ever did was to major in ancient history instead of a more practical, money-making career as his father wanted. And now he feels

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Menemsha Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Alex has been searching for a way out for several years. He's lived all his life within the confines of the Little Athens section of Queens. The only rebellious thing Alex ever did was to major in ancient history instead of a more practical, money-making career as his father wanted. And now he feels his life closing in on him, as his father, Demo proudly reminds him that the day is fast approaching when he'll be handed the keys to the restaurant for good. Meanwhile, Alex's closest friend Theo is trying to get him involved in some get-rich-quick schemes of his own, But Alex isn't ready to be tied down -- until he meet Theo's Greek cousin, Elena, who has the same interest in ancient history that he does. When his father is threatened by some local card sharks, Alex doesn't hesitate about putting his future one the line for his family.

Crew

Robert J Andrews

Other

Chrysoula Artemis

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jody Asnes

Production Designer

Richard Barbadillo

Grip

Frank Barrera

Grip

Joel Blanco

Associate Producer

Joel Blanco

Unit Production Manager

David Briggs

Assistant Editor

Nancy Cabrera

Foley Artist

Clay Carmouche

Production Assistant

Ryan Cooke

Grip

Jamie Dakoyannis

Producer

Zanny Davis

Casting Associate

Savark Dicupe

Production Assistant

Svark Dicupe

Wardrobe

Lizzie Donohue

Assistant Editor

Frederic Edwards

Sound Mixer

Athena Efter

Producer

Nick Efteriades

Screenplay

Brian Elwell

Set Decorator

Stuart Emanuel

Editor

Stuart Emanuel

Music Editor

Anthony Escobar

Production

Tom Fatone

Assistant Director

Andrew Fedderman

Swing Gang

Hector Ferrer

Hair

Greg Finkel

Assistant Camera Operator

Matt Fleece

Foley

Stephen Gabis

Dialect Coach

Jodi Gibson

Assistant Editor

Randy Gladding

Craft Service

Karen Gonzalez

Production Coordinator

Michael N Green

Gaffer

Sloan Heller

Production

Judy Henderson

Casting

Neil Hinkle

Driver

Luna Hirai

Scenic Artist

Michele Jelley

Script Supervisor

Cara Kealy

Production Accountant

Doug Kennedy

Best Boy Grip

Anselm King

Accountant

Shira Kronzon

Property Master

Marc Labbate

Electrician

Chris Lally

Best Boy Grip

Malaika Langa

Assistant Director

Cassandra Lee

Hair

Nicole Lerario

Casting Associate

Mimi Lien

On-Set Dresser

Tom Lino

Adr Mixer

Tom Lino

Sound Editor

Tom Lino

Sound Designer

Elia Lyssy

Director Of Photography

Jerry Makris

Accountant

Vincent Mangano

Grip

David M Marcellino

Coproducer

David M Marcellino

Line Producer

Scott Marshall

Production Assistant

Nikolas Mazet

Boom Operator

Charles Mcentee

Key Grip

Kent Mcgrew

Color Timer

Dean Mendelson

Production Assistant

Paul Mezey

Executive Producer

Eden Miller

Costume Designer

Mark Oliver

Best Boy

Andrew Otto

Camera Assistant

Nikos Papazoglou

Music

Jane Psyhogios

Production Associate

Patrick Ramos

Production Assistant

Brad Rappa

Assistant Camera Operator

Tracy Sham

Production Assistant

Margo Silver

Production Assistant

Margo Silver

Photography

Matthew D. Smith

Production Assistant

Eric Sorenson

Production Assistant

Jeffrey Thompson

Set Production Assistant

Maria Toliou

Photography

Elsa Tsartsidou

Coproducer

Elsa Tsartsidou

Choreographer

Erin Vislailli

Location Manager

Tony Volante

Rerecording

Irene Yung

Office Assistant

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Drama
Release Date
1999
Distribution Company
Menemsha Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 2000

Released in United States on Video June 6, 2006

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2002

Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City, September 17-24, 1999.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Premiere) March 2-12, 2000.

Began shooting October 12, 1998.

Completed shooting November 10, 1998.

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival (World Premiere) March 2-12, 2000.)

Released in United States Spring April 5, 2002

Released in United States on Video June 6, 2006

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Independent Feature Film Market (IFFM) in New York City, September 17-24, 1999.)