04.16.2004

2004 Armenian Film Festival

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Date/Time: 16/04/2004 12:00 am


Nor Alik is proud to be co-sponsoring the Armenian
Film Festival in New York. In San Francisco, home to
the committee that put this festival together, almost
every screening sold out, and we hope the New York
Armenian and film communities will be equally excited
about this project!
Please come out and support Armenian culture and film,
and in particular Armenian filmmakers and independent
film, on Friday, April 16th, Saturday, April 17th and
Sunday April 18th. The festival will be held at the
intimate and historic Millenium Film Workshop, located
in the East Village at 66 East 4th Street (next to the
La MaMa Theater) There will be a total of over 20
hours of screenings. Many films will screen twice,
because seating at Millenium is limited. The ONLY way
to ensure a ticket is to purchase them in advance at
TicketWeb, ; they will be
available as of this weekend. Limited tickets may be
available at the venue, but given our experience in
San Francisco, please do not rely on waiting until the
day of the screening.
We are also proud to announce that the Alliance
Francaise/FIAF will be co-sponsoring the screening of
two french-language films, ARAM and VINGT ANS
APRES,which both received accolades in France and San
Francisco. (Please note that neither film has English
subtitles.)
On Saturday and Sunday, talented photographer
Madeleine Djerejian and collagist Hera Marashian will
be exhibiting their powerful work in order to raise
funds for the “Amar” Summer Internship Program at
Yerevan’s Museum of Experimental and Contemporary Art.
Drinks and food, courtesy of Billy’s Bakery in Chelsea
will be sold at each screening in order to keep
everyone’s blood sugar high and cells properly
hydrated!
Saturday, April 18th after the last screening (11 pm),
a small party will be held to celebrate the festival
and all the hard work that everyone is putting in at
GLOBAL 33 on Second Avenue.
Nor Alik and the SF Festival Committee have worked
extremely hard to bring to you these wonderful
award-winnning films by Armenians from many diaspora
countries as well as the Republic of Armenia. Audience
members will be able to experience short and
feature-length documentaries and fiction works in
experimental and narrative styles–truly the widest
imaginable range of works.
So please tell your friends and come with as many
people as you can. Forward this e-mail widely. Word of
mouth is key to selling out each performance and we
want the general public and the Armenian community to
attend enthusiastically. (And if you can help
out with preparations or spreading the word, please
e-mail us!)
Tickets $10; festival pass $60. (See film schedule
below.) More information will be available soon at
; please keep checking
back.
We look forward to seeing you there–many thanks!
Christopher Atamian
Anahid Kassabian
Hillary Knill
Michael-Aram Wolohojian
Rene Gabri
(The Nor Alik Board)
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Armenian Film Festival—April 16-18, Millenium Film
Workshop, 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY
[Program subject to change]
Friday 7 PM
The Song of Stones (Nika Shek, Armenia, 2002, 13 m)
Life Is Sweet (Diana Hakobyan, Armenia, 2003, 13 m)
Our House (Sevan Matossian, USA, 2002, 84 m)
9:30 PM
Oral Hysteria (David Kareyan, Armenia, 2002, 4 m)
Open House (Atom Egoyan, Canada, 1982, 26 m)
The Pink Elephant (Ara Madzounian, USA, 1987, 30 m)
Istanbul 1999 (Linda Ganjian, Turkey/USA, 2002, 2 m)
Yerevan Conversations (Andrew Demirjian, Armenia/USA,
2003, 4 m)
The Naming (Eileen Claveloux, USA, 2000, 28 m)
Followed by Q&A
Saturday 12PM, Co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise
For You, My Beloved Grandparents
(Christopher Atamian, USA, ?, 3 m)
20 Ans Apres (in Armenian and French:
Jacques Kebadian, Armenia/USA/France,
2002, 71 m)
Aram (in French: Robert Kechichian, France,
2002, 87 m)
Followed by Q&A
3:30 PM
Mark Set Burn (Christine Khalafian, USA, 2002, 8 m)
Hamburger and Dolma (Caroline Babayan, USA/Norway,
1999, 49 m)
Music is the Air I Breathe (Carrie de Swaan,
Netherlands, 1994, 70 m)
Followed by Q&A
6:30 PM
Song of Stones (Nika Shek, Armenia, 2002, 13 m)
Life Is Sweet (Diana Hakobyan, Armenia, 2003, 13 m)
Our House (Sevan Matossian, USA, 2002, 84 m)
9:00 PM
Bleached Blood (Nishan Kazazian, USA, 2002, 3 m)
Roads Full of Apricot (Nigol Bezjian, Lebanon,
2001, 32 m)
(Translated) Tebi Gyank (in Armenian:
Hrayr Anmahouni, USA, 1995, 25 m)
Garden Dwelling (Tina Bastajian, Turkey/USA,
2004, 25 m)
The Duduk (Vardan Hakobian, Armenia/Russia,
2002, 50 m)
Sunday 12PM
Bleached Blood (Nishan Kazazian, USA, 2002, 3 m)
Roads Full of Apricot (Nigol Bezjian, Lebanon,
2001, 32 m)
(Translated) Tebi Gyank (in Armenian:
Hrayr Anmahouni, USA, 1995, 25 m)
Garden Dwelling (Tina Bastajian, Turkey/USA,
2004, 25 m)
The Duduk (Vardan Hakobian, Armenia/Russia,
2002, 50 m)
3 PM
Oral Hysteria (David Kareyan, Armenia, 2002, 4 m)
Open House (Atom Egoyan, Canada, 1982, 26 m)
The Pink Elephant (Ara Madzounian, USA, 1987, 30 m)
Istanbul 1999 (Linda Ganjian, Turkey/USA, 2002, 2 m)
Yerevan Conversations (Andrew Demirjian, Armenia/USA,
2003, 4 m)
The Naming (Eileen Claveloux, USA, 2000, 28 m)
Followed by Q&A
5:30 PM
Sirvart (Kardash Onnig, USA, 1993, 24 m)
The Land of Holy Rites (Edgar Baghdasaryan, Armenia,
2002, 52 m)
Followed by Q&A
8:00 PM
Mark Set Burn (Christine Khalafian, USA, 2002, 8 m)
Hamburger and Dolma (Caroline Babayan, USA/Norway,
1999, 49 m)
Music Is the Air I Breathe (Carrie de Swaan,
Netherlands, 1994, 70 m)
Followed by Q&A

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