Sunday, April 26 | 7:00 PM
Preceded by a reception at 5:30 PM (additional $25/person)
Directed by Fatih Akin
Germany, France, Poland, Turkey, Canada, Russia, Italy | 2014 | 138 min. |
English, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish & Spanish with English subtitles
The first film to cover the events of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire that resulted in the forced migration and diaspora of the Armenian minority, and the final film in Turkish-German director Fatih Akin’s (The Edge of Heaven, BWF 2006) trilogy on love, which he co-wrote with Armenian American Mardik Martin. Tahar Fahim (A Prophet) stars as a husband and father who is initially deported by the Turkish authorities from his native village and forced into punishing labor in the desert. After surviving mass murder by luck and through an act of kindness, he loses his family, speech and faith. When he learns that his twin daughters may still be alive, however, he embarks upon an incredible journey from Asia to the US. The film screens two days after the official observance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Preceded by a reception at the theater at 5:30 PM featuring Armenian cuisine from Ani Catering in Belmont in honor of screenwriter Mardik Martin, who also penned such Martin Scorcese screenplays as Raging Bull, Mean Streets, and New York New York. Mr. Martin will also talk with the audience after the screening. Tickets for the reception are $25 (screening ticket must be purchased separately). Purchase tickets for the reception here.