13TH POMEGRANATE FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 14-18, 2018

Pomegranate Film Festival Schedule. November 14-18, 2018

Wednesday November 14, 2018 

Hamazkayin Theatre

7:00 PM | TRIBUTE NIGHT – $15 – F 

****AZNAVOUR: AUTOBIOGRAPHIE – France – Marc di Domenico – 92 min.

Live performance by members of the Hamazkayin Kouzan Choir.
Sponsored by: Dr. Karen Kassabian, Family and Cosmetic Dentistry


9:00 PMCLASSIC AZNAVOUR – $15 – PG

***MY NEW YEAR – Armenia/Artsakh – Arusyak Simonyan – 27 min. 

SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER – France – Francois Truffaut – 81 min. 

Live performance by Levon Nahas. 
Sponsored by: VHL Developments Inc.


Thursday November 15, 2018

Cineplex Fairview Mall

7:00 PM – $15 – PG

PRICE FOR FREEDOM – USA – Mary Apick – 100 min. – Followed by Q&A with Mary Apick, Dr. Marc Benhuri, Roger Cooper, Ken Davitian, Vachik Mangassarian, Dee Dee & Paul Sorvino. Hosted by broadcaster Arda Zakarian.

Sponsored by: Yeghoyan and Jacula, Barristers and Solicitors

9:15 PM  – $15 – PG

*SPITAK – Armenia/Russia – Alexander Kott – 98 min.  – Followed by Q&A.
Sponsored by: BAS Controls Ltd.


Friday November 16, 2018

Matinée: Hamazkayin Theatre

11:00 AM – $10 – F 

*WE ARE EGYPTIAN ARMENIANS– Egypt – Waheed Sobhi – 90 min.

*TO MY FATHER – Canada/Poland – Diana Skaya – 25 min. Intro by Liliana Komorowska & Diana Skaya.
Sponsored by: Andre Kutyan, sales rep., Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.

 

1:00 PMTHE OLD COUNTRY presented with the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education – $10 – F.

***MOTHER DERDO & THE WALNUT TREE -Turkey – Server Onal – 68 min. 

**TWO TALES OF A CITY: DIKRANAGERD – Turkey/USA – Talin Avakian – 16 min. 

**THE SEAMSTRESS OF OURFA – USA – Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss –  30 min. – Intro by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss.
Sponsored by: Sarkis Yacoubian

 

3:00 PM | TALES FROM THE DIASPORA – $10 – F

**WHO WILL REMEMBER – Canada – Manuel Freedman – 19 min.

**I PROMISED HER LIFE – USA – Robert Nazo Arjoyan – 15 min.,

***I AM STAYING – Armenia/Czech Republic – Levon Vkhkryan – 29 min.

**TIME OF THE GULLS – Turkey/USA – Talin Avakian – 14 min.

***THE ORPHAN TREE – France – Gerard Boyadjian – 15 min. 

***POEM ABOUT THE LONELY WOLF – Taron & Vrezh Petrosyan – 29 min.

Closing Remarks by Mary Apick & Vachik Mangassarian. 
Sponsored by: Whitephoto Digital Photography

 

5:00 PM – $10 – PG

BREATHE – UK – Andy Serkis – 117 min 
Sponsored by: Lara’s Restaurant

 

Friday November 16, 2018

Evening: Regent Theatre

7:00 PM – $15 – PG

NETIZENS – Cynthia Lowen – USA – 95 min. – Followed by panel discussion.
Sponsored by: Yamchops – Plant-Based Butcher and Market

 

9:00 PM – $15 – AA

BLOODY MILK (PETIT PAYSAN) – France – Alexis Dulguerian – 90 min. 

DESTRUCTION MAKES THE WORLD BURN BRIGHTER – Canada – Kalen Artinian- 6 min. – Intro by Kalen Artinian.
Sponsored by: Devry Smith Frank LLP

 


Saturday November 17, 2018

Hamazkayin Theatre

11:00 AM | ARMENIA NOW! – $10

**WHERE ARE WE GOING? – Grigor Poghosyan – 21 min.

***WE ARE OUR MOUNTAINS – Artsakh/France -Arnaud Khayadjanian – 16 min.

***16 DISTRICT 16 FLOORS 16 PEOPLE – Tatevik Vardanyan – 20 min.

***FATHER’S LAND – Shogher Petrosyan – 14 min.

ANTOUNI – Alik Tamar – 11 min. 

**THE PURSUIT – USA – Randy Kent – 18 min., – Intro by Barbara Erysian.
Sponsored by: Achtenburg Photography

 

1:00 PM | ARMENIANS IN TURKEY: THEN & NOW – $10 – F 

***RED – Turkey – Kadir Akin – 56 min. 

***MURAT – Armenia/Turkey – Narineh & Sona Kocharyan – 37 min.

**TANIEL – Armenia/UK – Garo Berberian – 21 min.) –  Intro by Garo Berberian.
Sponsored by: Big City Realty Inc.

 

3:00 PM | SYMPHONY OF FILM – $10 – PG

**DIRTY BOMB – USA – Valerie McCaffrey – 26 min.

**THE WANDERER – Canada – Daniel Tahmizian – 20 min.

**SECOND HAND – Canada – Armen Poladian –  7 min.

**A GOLD COIN ON THE STREET – USA – Taniel Kilajian – 11 min.

**BLUE RIBBONS – USA – Silvy Guekguezian – 14 min.

**JÉM – Dominican Republic – Sarineh Garapetian – 7 min.

**CHILDREN OF GOLD – Greece/USA – Irina Patkanian – 6 min.

***ELEGY IN LIGHT – Armenia – Zareh Tjeknavorian – 11 min.

***TOMBÉ – Armenia – Diana Kardumyan – 19 min.

Intro by Armen Poladian & Daniel Tahmizian. Followed by POMYouth Challenge presentation.
Sponsored by: ARZ Fine Foods

 

7:30 PMGALA PRESENTATION – $75 – PG

**AMERICAN MIRROR – Switzerland/USA – Arthur Balder – 61 min. – 7:30pm Cocktails & 8:30pm Live performance by Nuné Melik and special presentation by Director Bared Maronian.
Sponsored by: Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

 


Sunday November 18, 2018

Hamazkayin Theatre

10:30 AM | MMA: MIXED MARRIAGES & ARMENIANS – $10 – PG

***1 LOVE 3 HOLY BOOKS – Turkey – Ece Günes Saadetyan – 36 min.

**TABU- USA – Dr. Robert Deranian – 91 min. – Followed by Q&A with Dr. Robert Deranian.
Sponsored by: iRADIOS

 

1:00 PM | MAY 28th CENTENNIAL: REMEMBERING THE HEROES -$10 – PG

****DIANA APCAR: The Stateless Diplomat – USA – Mimi Malayan – 79 min.

**UNDER THE WALNUT TREE – USA – Leah Bedrosian Peterson – 6 min. – Intro by Leah Bedrosian Peterson. Followed by Q&A with Mimi Malayan.
Sponsored by: Armenian Relief Society

 

3:00 PM | YEREVAN: CITY OF MUSIC – $10 – F

**WHERE IS MUSIC? – Armenia/Canada – Nuné Melik  – 6 min.

****ARNO – Armenia – Nuné Melik – 26 min. 

***KOCHARY– Armenia – Arsen Gasparyan – 19 min.

**6 MUSICIANS & THE CITY – Armenia – Tatiana Daniliyants – 63 min.

Intro by Nuné Melik. Followed by Q&A with Tatiana Daniliyants.
Sponsored by: Digilite Web Solutions

 

5:30 PM – $15

***ON THE ROAD– Russia – Evelina Barsegian – 8 min. 

**DIVERTED EDEN – USA – Prince Baghdasarian – 109 min. 

Followed by Q&A with Prince Baghdasarian & Ken Davitian.
Sponsored by: Moneysworth & Best

 

8:00 PM – $15

**SUSANNA – USA – Oksana Mirzoyan – 12 min

 **3 MEN & A DOG – USA/ Italy – Hayk Matevosyan – 4 min. 

HOTEL GAGARIN – Armenia/Italy – Simone Spada – 93 min. 

Intro by Oksana Mirzoyan. Followed by Awards Presentation.
Sponsored by: Barberian’s Steakhouse

 


*Toronto Premiere
**Canadian Premiere
***North American Premiere
****World Premiere

F – Family
PG – parental guidance recommended under the age of 13
AA – adult accompaniment required under the age of 14

Schedule subject to change without notice.