THE MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein with Windex® brand & Fujifilm Instax hosted a Mamarazzi® Event and a conversation with Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris on Friday, March 18th, 2016 at New York Institute of Technology Auditorium. The event brought together influential moms and media for a special advance screening of the new film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Audiences worldwide embraced the immensely relatable characters, seeing their own families reflected in the adorably brash and bold Portokalos clan members.
Before the screening, guests gathered outside the theater for interactive displays with event co-hosts Windex and Fujifilm Instax, and to enjoy some tasty nibbles and drinks. Immediately following the screening, Nia Vardalos and Elena Kampouris sat down for a Q & A with The MOMS Denise Albert and Melissa Gerstein where they discussed their new movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which humorously brings up topics such as parenting, marriage and traditions.
ABOUT MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2: (www.mybigfatgreekweddingmovie.com)
Parenting and marriage is becoming tougher and tougher for Toula (Nia Vardalos) and her husband Ian. Not only has their relationship lost some of its spark, but they’re also dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter who clashes with Greek traditions. On top of that, Toula must contend with aging parents and the endless needs of cousins and friends. When a shocking family secret comes to light, the entire Portokalos clan makes plans to come together for an even bigger wedding than before.
ABOUT NIA VARDALOS:
Nia Vardalos is a Canadian actress, screenwriter, director, and producer of Greek descent. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award–nominated film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which was based on a one-woman stage play she dramatized and in which she starred.
ABOUT ELENA KAMPOURIS:
Elena Kampouris is an American film and television actress, best known for playing Allison Doss in 2014’s film Men, Women & Children and Maya Decker in the series American Odyssey. In My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, she plays the daughter of Nia Vardalos and John Corbett’s characters from the original.
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The Instax Mini 70 instant camera makes exciting instant prints in under 90 seconds, making it easy to share original pictures and connect with your friends and family in a “Throwback-Thursday” kind of way. The front-facing selfie mirror and smart selfie mode automatically adjusts settings for perfect selfies. With the awesome looking Mini 70, you can “Share an Original” with one-of-a-kind instant prints. The Instax 70 lets you “Share an Original” and “Be an Original” all at the same time.
ABOUT THE MOMS: (www.themoms.com)
The Moms is a multi-platform lifestyle brand that celebrates–and puts a spotlight on–modern motherhood. Through their numerous broadcast appearances, SiriusXM satellite radio show and blog, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein tackle topics both big and small that resonate with moms today. Their brutally honest–and sometimes conflicting–opinions are not only entertaining, but take the parenting conversation to a whole new level. Through their experiential events, everyday moms become celebrities, and celebrities reveal their lives as an everyday mom (or dad!). Strut, the Fashionable Moms Fashion show, showcases real moms walking the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week wearing affordable and fashionable clothing that can be bought in-season. The ever-popular Mamarazzi® events provide influential moms and media with access to celebrity parents in a town-hall discussion. Mamarazzi guests have included Sarah Jessica Parker, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jennifer Garner, Kevin James, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey, Hugh Jackman and Pitbull. Whether they’re online, on TV, radio, or face-to-face, The Moms engage their audience with straight talk, a sense of humor and a healthy dose of fun—kind of like parenting itself.
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