Film: Brides at the National Hellenic Museum, Chicago IL - Aug. 30, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015 3:00 - 5:00 pm $10 per person

In 1922, during the Greco-Turkish War and the Russian Civil War, women from those countries find husbands in the United States through correspondence with immigrants. In this film, the bride Eleni does not adapt to life in America and returns to Samothrace, Greece. Her sister Niki Douka is assigned as her replacement and travels aboard the SS King Alexander to New York to marry the Greek immigrant Prodromos in Chicago. Niki is a hard worker and becomes a leader of the brides. Later she falls in love with the American photographer Norman Harris from Detroit, but Niki is committed to Prodromos and she knows the consequences if she runs away with Norman.