Maria By Callas

Please Note: This film is no longer showing at Railroad Square Cinema

Maria Callas was, simply, THE diva of the 20th century. Everyone assumed she was European—but in fact she was as American as pizza pie—or maybe more so…. Told through performances, TV interviews, home movies, family photographs, private letters and unpublished memoirs—nearly all of which have never been shown to the public—MARIA BY CALLAS reveals the essence of an extraordinary woman who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time. “Comprised entirely of the diva’s own words, whether filmed or transcribed from her various writings, letters and reminiscences, the film offers the definitive portrait of a woman who rose from obscurity in her native Queens, NY, born Greek, to become a true citizen of the world and queen of an art form” —Film Journal International. PG. 113 Min.