Location Abril Books
415 E. Broadway
Events at Abril Books
"Stone Time Touch" spirals gently through the country, witness to poignant and engaging fragments of Armenian life, from the joyful and earthy celebrations of a village wedding to the sobering recollections of a genocide survivor. These are the voices of a society that is at once vitally present – lively, magical, and hard; yet powerfully spiritual, wounded and scripted in stone. Torossian is at once compassionate and probing, honoring the dignity and contradictions, and revealing the complexities of discovering and reflecting her identity. Winner of “Best Creative Documentary” at the 23rd Warsaw Film Festival. Gariné Torossian was born in 1970 in Beirut, Lebanon to a family of Armenian descent. She emigrated to Canada in 1979. A filmmaker and visual artist, she currently lives in Armenia. Introduced by Karen Jallatyan. Special SKYPE discussion session following the screening with director Gariné Torossian in Armenia!
The opening of the program and of the art exhibit, "On Deep Background" by Hrayr Anmahouni will be on Saturday, August 6, with a reception from 7 - 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 10th will present the films of Hrayr Anmahouni at 7:30 p.m. followed by an Artist Talk and conversation with Dr. Myrna Douzjian about "Solemnity," an art installation. Friday, August 12th will revisit the review GAM, with a talk by Karen Jallatyan at 7:30pm, followed by a panel discussion. Sunday, August 14th, will feature the work of author Marc Nichanian and his new book at 5:00pm followed by a panel discussion. There will be a recasting in English of the previous segments on Thursday, August 18th at 7:30pm, including a presentation of Marc Nichanian's Mourning Philology. The program will conclude on Sunday, August 21 at 5:00pm with an Interactive Forum during which the audience will be invited to provide artistic and critical responses to selected works from the previous days.