Lights, Camera, Action

Filmmakers Evangelos Giovanis ’02 (right) and his brother George Giovanis brought Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis to the Ocean State to bring awareness to their upcoming feature film, Bereavement, which stars Dukakis. The celebrated actress has appeared in more than 60 films, including Steel Magnolias, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Moonstruck. In addition to her Oscar, her theater, film, and television work has also earned her an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and a Golden Globe.

Part of the evening proceeds went toward the Giovanis Brothers Film Studies Scholarship here at URI. To learn more about the brothers, the event and the movie, visit