Friday, February 20, 2004

Armenian Film Festival

Delancey Street Theater

Co-presented by Cinematheque
Festival continues through Sunday, February 22

The Armenian Film Festival includes films and videos with Armenian themes from filmmakers in Armenia and throughout the worldwide diaspora. The unique, topical works in this festival range from narrative to experimental, documentary to fiction, features to shorts, all made by filmmakers in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Rather than focusing on historical or contemporary canonical filmmakers such as Bek-Nazarian, Paradjanov or Pelechian, programs highlight current pieces that reveal a surprising breadth of approaches and issues relevant to the current moment. Across formal and geographical differences, recognizable themes of displacement, loss, memory, trauma, and recognition emerge. Experimental works include Hrayr Anmahouni’s Tebi Gyank, Serge Avedikian’s Ligne de Vie, Nigol Bezjian’s Roads Full of Apricots and Vardan Hakopian’s The Duduk. For complete festival info, please visit www.armenianfilmfestival.org. (Anahid Kassabian, Festival Director)