Egoyan Presents ‘Ararat’ as Part of Gorky Exhibit

LOS ANGELES—As part of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts Arshile Gorky: A Retrospective, Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan will screen his movie “Ararat” on Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Pacific Design Center SilverScreen Theater.

The screening will follow a question and answer session with Egoyan, whose film weaves together stories concerning a contemporary Armenian family, artist Arshile Gorky, and the Armenian Genocide. The theater is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

On Sunday, June 20 at 3 p.m.: Prof. Richard Hovannisian will discuss Gorky’s relationship to Van and the history of the Armenian Genocide. Entitled “Arshile Gorky and the Armenian National Trauma,” Hovannisian’s presentation will take place at MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.


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  1. john papazian said:

    Seen it a few times when it made the rounds on IFC or Sundance.A little to much detail for the average A.D.D. American though.And the charactor Raffi should have used the exact quote by Hitler when addressing the Turkish charactor.

  2. manooshag said:

    Hye, Atom, in this photo you resemble an adult version of Harry Potter… just couldn’t resist a chuckle…

  3. Nairian said:

    Overall it’s a good depict and it presents the Armenian Genocide the way it should be. I am glad that Egoyan is presenting ‘Ararat’ as part of Gorky’s exhibit. I applaud to Egoyan – very good move and it was part of the movie as well.

  4. Edward said:

    Atom is one of the greatest & most original directors in WORLD cinema today & I wonder how many armenians realize that-if they dont its to their own detriment.Do you know he was criticized by some critics he was too close to the genocide subject so he couldnt portray it more objectively?

  5. Arto T. said:

    Let’s face it just because he’s an Armenian making a film about the Genocide doesn’t mean we have to like it. Egoyan didn’t produce the film that Armenians around the world had been waiting for for 90 years. The film was unnecessarily confusing with multiple plot lines that didn’t make any sense. He was trying too hard to be fair. But there is no fairness is genocide. Egoyan can’t do emotion. It’s not in him. With him, it’s all in the head. And that’s fine. But the story of the Armenian genocide is emotional, so in my opinion he failed miserable with that film.

  6. Shakeh said:

    I saw the fjilm a number of years ago. I agree with Arto. Too many sub plots are confusing and shade the historical facts of the event.