No need to worry about overcoming any language barriers during the 1st Silent Film Festival Tribute to American cinema which runs from Thursday, September 30 until Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (although some films do have subtitles, they will primarily be English titles). 
The 19 films to be shown during this first ever silent film festival in Athens were chosen by Cacoyannis himself. The festival opens with a lecture by the distinguished American professor and a specialist in silent films, Mark Garrett Cooper, who will answer questions and Michael Cacoyannis will close the Festival on October 12.

While at the Foundation, be sure to visit the top floor bar/cafe, which offers an interesting and somewhat different perspective of the city.

Admission to the festival is free.
Visit the Foundation’s website for a complete schedule.

Michael Cacoyannis Foundation is located in Tavros
206, Piraeus Str. (near Chamosternas Str.) Tavros, Athens 177 78

Getting there by bus or train:
  • 049 (Piraeus-Omonia), Tavros stop
  • 914 (Omonia – Lachanagora – Palaia Kokkinia), Tavros stop
From Goudi:
  • 815 (Goudi, Vas. Sofias, Panepistimiou, Omonia, Tavros), Tavros stop
Subway:
Kifissia – Piraeus, Tavros stop (12’ walking distance to “POLYTROPON”)

Individuals with Disabilities
The entrances and exits, the halls, as well as the rest of the public spaces are all accessible by individuals with disabilities.  In the lobby, transfer to the lower level is made by a wheelchair lift, while for the entrance from the parking station, there’s an elevator at the second level.