Dukakis set for honor at L.A. Greek fest

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The Los Angeles Greek Film Festival will honor Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. journalist Yani Begakis with the Honorary Orpheus Award during the four-day event, which begins June 14 at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Udayan Prasad's "Opa!" a comedy starring Matthew Modine, Agni Tsagaridou and Richard Griffiths, is set to open the festival, which will highlight a total of 24 feature films and shorts.

The event will wrap June 17 at the Writers Guild Theatre with a screening of Kimon Tsakiris' "Sugartown: The Bridegrooms" and the presentation of the first Orpheus Awards for best dramatic feature, documentary, short film, direction and audience choice at the closing-night ceremony hosted by E!'s Debbie Matenopoulos.
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