12TH POMEGRANATE FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 15—19, 2017

November 15-19, 2017 Festival Schedule

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Wednesday November 15th – Fairview – ARTSAKH STRONG. $15 each

7:00 pm

***THE LAST INHABITANT – Artsakh/Lebanon/Lithuania/Sweden/USA- Jivan Avetisyan – 82 min. Followed by Q&A with Jivan Avetisyan.

9:00 pm

***GYANK OU GRIV – Armenia/Artsakh – Mher Mkrtchyan – 110 min.

Thursday November 16th – Fairview – SOIREE FRANCAISE. $15 each

7:00 pm

LA VILLA – France – Robert Guediguian – 107 min.

9:00 pm

***BAD BUZZ – France – Stephane Kazandjian – 77 min. with ***TCHEUREG FROM VARTOUSH – Armenia/France – Gérard Boyadjian – 9 min. and ***MEDITERRANEA – France – Nicholas Sarkissian – 15 min.

Friday November 17th – Hamazkayin Theatre for Matinees – FLASHBACK FRIDAY – $5 for Seniors & Students, $10
Regular

11:00 am

ISLAMICIZED ARMENIANS presented by Raffi Bedrosyan
***CHILDREN OF VANK – Turkey – Kazim Gundögan – 72 min. with ***CEMILLE’S OBSESSION – Turkey – Deniz Ozden – 15 min. Followed by Q&A with Kazim Gundögan.

 1:00 pm

**HOT COUNTRY, COLD WINTER – Armenia/Germany/Netherlands – David Safarian – 104 min. with **THE LAST FILM – USA – Martiros Vartanov – 3 min.

 3:00 pm

TALES FROM THE DIASPORA
***CHILDREN OF A GENOCIDE – Australia – Shahane Bekarian – 60 min. with **THE OTHER SIDE OF HOME – USA – Naré Mkrtchyan – 40 min. Followed by Q&A with Naré Mkrtchyan.

5:00 pm

FESTIVAL DOUBLE FEATURE
***MARIAM’S DAY OFF – Armenia – Arshak Amirbekyan – 42 min. with ****THE GIFT OF DIANA – Armenia – Martin Matevosyan – 43 min.

Friday Evening: Regent Theatre

7:00 pm

INTENT TO DESTROY – USA – Joe Berlinger – 115 min. with Intro by Atom Egoyan. $15

9:00 pm

ARARAT 15th Anniversary Edition – Canada – Atom Egoyan – 115 min. Intro by Atom Egoyan & Arsinée Khanjian, followed by concert performance with Eileen Khatchadourian. $20

Saturday November 18th – Hamazkayin Theatre. $10

11:00 am

CANADA 150 – SYMPHONY OF FILM
UPROOTED – Armenia/Canada – Hagop Goudsouzian – 57 min., *HELLO – Canada – Nicholas Yeretsian – 1 min., ****THE MOMENT THE LIGHTS DIM – Canada – Armen Poladian – 20 min., ****THE POMEGRANATE TREE – Canada – Anna Maria Mouradian – 4 min., ****MY SHADOW CONTROLS ME – Canada – Ara Kirijian – 5 min, ****THE JAILOR – Canada – Music by Armen Bazarian – 3 min., ****SIGNAL – Canada – Music by Armen Bazarian – 5 min. and ***BURIED LOVE – Canada – Assem Kroma – 4 min. Intro by Hagop Goudsouzian.

 1:00 pm

presented by Arsinée Khanjian
***LISTEN TO ME – Armenia – Gagik Ghazareh 75 min. with **WAY BACK HOME – Armenia – Seda Grigoryan – 27 min., ****SONNET – USA – Oksana Mirzoyan – 4 min. and **ARRESTED AGAIN – USA – Karen Topakian – 5 min.

 3:00 pm

WHAT IS CLASSIC ROCK? – Canada – Daniel Sarkissian – 90 min. followed with a panel led by Daniel Sarkissian.

8:00 pm

GALA – 8pm cocktails, 9pm film- ***ROOTS – Armenia – Vahe Yan – 79 min. Followed by Q&A with Vahe Yan. $75

Sunday November 19th – SUPER SUNDAY – Hamazkayin Theatre. $10

11:00 am

APRICOT GROVES – Armenia/Iran – Pouria Heydary Oureh – 80 min.
with **THE PASSENGER – USA – Hayk Matevosyan – 12 min., **ECHOES OF SURVIVAL – USA – 17 min. – Avo John Kambourian.  and **HEAD ABOVE WATER – USA – Eric Shahinian – 10 min. Intro by Avo John Kambourian

 1:00 pm

***THE GUARDIANS – Armenia/Russia – Sarik Andreasyan – 89 min. with ***HE SAID MOMMY – Armenia/Russia – Arsen Agadjanyan – 17 min.

 3:00 pm

**ARCHITECTS OF DENIAL – Armenia/Artsakh/Azerbaijan/Germany/UK/USA – 102 min.‎ Q&A with Dean Cain and Montel Williams.

5:15 pm

**THE TRAVELLER – France/Lebanon/USA – Saro Varjabedian – 100 min. with **WHAT ANA KNEW – USA – Zoë Smurr – 17 min. Followed by Q&A with Saro Varjabedian.

 

7:45 pm

***YEVA – Anahid Abad – Armenia/Artsakh/Iran – 99 min. with SIRANOUSH performance by Lara Arabian. Followed by Awards Ceremony. Finale $15

* – 1 Toronto Premiere
** – 9 Canadian Premieres
*** – 16 North American Premieres
**** – 7 World Premiere‎s

17 Countries, 40 films

TICKET PACKAGES:
Festival Pass $195 (includes all films, saving $100)
The BIG Ticket $85 (saving up to $25, includes Gala plus 2 other films)
Ararat Tickets $20

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.