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Arpa International Film Festival Takes on Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD–From October 24-26, Arpa International Film Festival screened 50 films from 21 nations, including Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Congo, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tobago, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, and Venezuela. Arpa’s Official Selection included “The River Ran Red,” “Strength and Honour,” “The Flyboys,” “Familiar Voices,” “Yai Wanonanable ‘s The

J. Michael Hagopian’s ‘The River Ran Red’ is An Act of Courage, An Act of Love

Friday night, October 24, was the opening premiere of Dr. J. Michael Hagopian’s The River Ran Red at the 11th annual Arpa International Film Festival, held in the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Following The Voices from the Lake, 2003, and Germany and the Secret Genocide, 2004, the long awaited The River Ran Red completed

Emeritus Professor Celebrates Saroyan Centennial on a World Scale

FRESNO–One of the William Saroyan centennial’s busiest celebran’s is Dr. Dickran Kouymjian, Haig & Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, who has traveled extensively marking the renowned author’s life and works. Saroyan was born 100 years ago in Fresno and died there in 1981. In a career that included

Arpa International Film Festival Salutes Actress and Activist Mary Apick

LOS ANGELES–The 11th Annual Arpa International Film Festival of Los Angeles will honor award winning actress and international activist Mary Apick on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Arpa International Film Festival is produced by Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art (AFFMA), a non-profit organization dedicated to artists exploring identity, multi-culturalism, war, exile, genocide and global

ARPA Film Festival Revives “Blood and Sand” for 90th Birthday Tribute to Screen Legend Rita Hayworth

LOS ANGELES–On the heels of Vanity Fair’s November cover story featuring actress Amy Adams as film icon Rita Hayworth, the 11th Arpa International Film Festival announces a 90th birthday screening of Hayworth’s breakout film, 1941’s “Blood and Sand.” The screening will take place at 8pm on Saturday, October 25 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.