Egyptian Theatre
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Sun, Jul 14, 2013
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Producer Dora Kuhn In Person & Wine Reception!
Co-presented by the Consulate General of the Armenian Republic, the Kuhn Foundation and ARPA International Film Festival
Discussion following with producer Dora Kuhn. A reception celebrating the wines of Armenia will end the evening.
10th Anniversary!

2003, 83 min, USA, Dir: Peter Rosen

Peter Rosen's visionary documentary traces the tumultuous career of Armenian-Soviet composer Aram Khachaturian while also exposing the harsh realities of the Soviet regime for artists. It is a story rich in contradictions: Was Khachaturian playing the fool for Stalinism, or composing music that cried out against its evils? Was he a Soviet favorite musical son, or a sacrificial lamb? An Armenian composer, rooted to his heritage, or the New Socialist Man? Among his many works, he is known for the “Gayane Ballet Suite,” featured in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, and for the iconic “Sabre Dance.” Concert pianist Dora Kuhn co-produced this visionary documentary about Khachaturian’s tumultuous career and joined the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra to perform the composer’s music in it. Narrated by Eric Bogosian and shot in Yerevan, Armenia. Tiblisi, Georgia, Moscow and New York, KHACHATURIAN won Best Documentary at the Hollywood Film Festival and was an official selection of the Biarritz, Haifa and Montreal International film festivals.

Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 14, 2013 • 6:30pm
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