Konstantinos Kambouroglou ’95​ Shares His Film 'How to Steal a Chair'

2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018

​Join Konstantinos Kambouroglou ’95​ as he shares his film How to Steal a Chair with the Grinnell community and speaks about the making of the film. 

A meditation on passion and lost dreams, this modern Greek tale follows a celebrated designer and collector as he struggles to salvage his legacy.

A free, public screening of the documentary and discussion with the director will being at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Harris Center Cinema.

Synopsis

Stergios Delialis is a 72-year-old Greek designer, collector, and educator buried under the weight of his lost dream: the Thessaloniki Design Museum, which made an international splash and then died a slow and peculiar death in the 1990s.

He is also buried under the weight of his enormous design collection, once the core of his museum and now defunct and too costly to maintain amidst the financial crisis.

The film follows Stergios as he realizes he has become a ghost in his own life and contemplates parting with his collection. Meanwhile, he undertakes to produce a retrospective of his own design work in the building of his lost museum.

Kambouroglou's visit is sponsored by the Office of the President.

Konstantinos Kambouroglou '95

 Kambouroglou, a director, producer and editor, was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece.
He is a New York-based independent filmmaker and media producer with over 15 years of experience with organizations such as The Documentary Group (Key Constitutional Concepts), PBS (The Mormons, Looking for Lincoln, Faces of America), HBO (Teddy: In His Own Words), ERT, MEGA Channel, and the Athens 2004 Olympics Organizing Committee.
 
His short documentary, To Build Strong Children, about human trafficking and education, was an official selection at the Sacramento International Film Festival in 2014 and was recently broadcast by PBS (WHUT) in the Washington, DC area.
 
Konstantinos holds a master's in journalism from Columbia University and is the founder of Gouse Films, Inc.

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