Arpa International Film Festival Program

Thursday, October 26 6 p.m. Armenian Program 1 David Bianchi’s Soldier Performance poetry about the life of a soldier at the front lines of the Iraqi war Germany and the Secret Genocide Dr. J. Michael Hagopian’s recounting of the horrors of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenia’s by the Ottoman Turkish government. Arpa 2006’s Armin T. Wegner Award Witnesses Apo Torosyan presents two female survivors of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey from 1915-1922 The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia Peter Musurlian follows NFL Lineman Rien Long to Armenia The Foundation Project Producer Gev Kazanchyan presents a scientific inquiry into the phenomena of Qi 7 p.m. Feature program, Spielberg Auditorium Joy in the Mourning Inspired by 1 Peter 1:7, Ian Shen story of a woman moves on from a senseless car accident Mojave Phone Booth John Putch’s story of 4 disparate people whose lives intersect at a phone booth in the desert 8:45 p.m. Armenian Program 2 The Little Matchgirl Roger Allers’ hand-drawn Disney animation about a girl seeking happiness in a cold world A Long Journey Home International opera star Isabel Bayrakdarian travels to her ancestral homeland, Armenia Love Runs Red Trevor John’s dance piece confronts the pain of shattered love. Choreographed by Peter Chu Vort ("Worm") James Martin’s tale of three friends who define the meaning of love in context of national identity The Story of My Name Dorothe Forma follows Alex Peltekian to Turkey to uncover his Armenian family’s roots 9:15 p.m. Documentary Program, Spielberg Auditorium Danny A mother copes with her son’s death through dreams. Directed by Michael Nondahl White Shadows Mialyn Hanna’s study of a black man’s battle with AIDS and his ultimate transformation 11:45p.m. Armenian Program 3 The Gates Apo Torosyan explores artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s installation in Central Park, New York The Love Within Corey Ziemniak’s film about 3 students whose unspoken attractions come to light The Slowww Zombie Shant Hamassian’s silent film that combines German Expressionism and Chaplin Getting’ Some: Jail Time Eddie DeLeon Melikian & Pablo Santos’s comedy about friends, sex, and will power Cold Comfort Directed by Hovik Thomasian. A Magnum .38 circulates in different hands, destined to create havoc

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