Armenia My Love’s Romanian American Filmmaker Diana Angelson Receives The Distinct Honor of Being Recognized as One of the People
That Commemorated the Genocide in A Special Way by Reuben Vardanyan’s 100 Lives Foundation, Whose Co-Chair is George Clooney
LOS ANGELES – Armenia, My Love, a gripping drama based on real life events that occurred during the tragic Armenian Genocide of 1915, has secured a limited Los Angeles theatrical release at two prestigious Laemmle Theaters beginning on Friday April 15, 2016.
In Pasadena, the film will screen at the Laemmle Playhouse 7, located at 673 East Colorado Boulevard, 91101. Concurrently, Armenia, My Love will screen at the Laemmle NoHo 7 which is located at 5240 Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, 91601.
The timely release of the emotionally-riveting feature film that recognizes the horrific circumstances faced by more than one million innocent victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, nearly coincides with the 101 Centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
Under the multi-talented hands of Romanian American director Diana Angelson (Dracula: The Impaler, The Second Coming of Christ), who also stars in and wrote the screenplay, Armenia, My Love revolves around the plight of a once happy Armenian family, living in Turkey in 1915, whose dreams for the future become memories in the eyes of the most famous Armenian American artist, who lives to paint the story of his shattered childhood.
“While Armenia My Love does expose the harsh realities faced by the entire Armenian People who were violently ripped from their homeland,” said Angelson who felt compelled to produce this film by her many Armenian friends and connections and the powerful story they had to share. “It is Armenia, My Love’s strong messages of hope, love, faith, perseverance and strength that I wanted to prevail.”
And so they did. So much so that Angelson was chosen by Reuben Vardanyan’s 100 Lives Foundation, whose co-chair is George Clooney, as one of the people that commemorated the Genocide in a special way. George Clooney’s wife, Amal Clooney presented Armenia’s case in front of The European Court of Human Rights.
Armenia My Love is brought to life by a highly-regarded cast along with Angelson including the incomparable Shake Tukhmanyan (Lord of War, Sideways), Arman Nshanian (Palco & Hirsch,Leo’s Oscar) and Nazo Bravo (Armenian American,
4 Minutes), who is also an increasingly-popular Armenian Rapper, among others.
Also proving to be a vital player in the film is the awe-inspiring artwork created by esteemed Romanian artist Paula Matei which adds yet another layer of depth to Armenia, My Love. Another distinction, adding potency to Armenia, My Love, is the way it is masterfully shot and edited with happy scenes in color fading to black and white during the genocide.