A Church in Chelsea

The little-known story of St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church founded in 1918 in Chelsea, New York City, as told by its priest and some of its longstanding parishioners.

  • Tassos Rigopoulos
    Director
  • Tassos Rigopoulos
    Writer
  • Nicole Gerasimopoulos
    Producer
  • Achilles Lavidis
    Producer
  • Nicholas Panoutsopoulos
    Producer
  • Mark Weston
    Producer
  • Mark Weston
    Cinematography
  • Tassos Rigopoulos
    Sound Recording
  • Tassos Rigopoulos
    Editing
  • Nicole Gerasimopoulos
    Additional Videography
  • Achilles Lavidis
    Additional Videography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Tassos Rigopoulos

His documentary film credits include "Texas and the Death Penalty" and "Greeks and Americans" (as writer-director) and the series "Viewpoint" and "Greektown" (as co-producer). His latest credits include "Lucas Samaras: A New World of Seeing" (in collaboration with his wife Joanna Yuen) and "A Church in Chelsea." A full-time faculty member at Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY), he teaches classes in video production and editing, as well as script writing and media studies.

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