Armenian Film Society to Present 3 Weeks in Yerevan at American Cinematheque

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Armenian Film Society to Present 3 Weeks in Yerevan at American Cinematheque

We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting a screening of 3 WEEKS IN YEREVAN at the Los Feliz 3 with American Cinematheque on Saturday, April 8 at 4pm, followed by a Q&A with Vahe Berberian and Vahik Pirhamzei, moderated by Armen Karaoghlanian.

3 WEEKS IN YEREVAN is a heartwarming comedy about two filmmakers, Armen (Vahik Pirhamzei) and Raffi (Vahe Berberian), who go to Yerevan to shoot a feature film about a third generation American Armenian who goes to Yerevan to adopt a 12-year-old. The duo teams up with a local impresario Rubo (Hrant Tokhatyan), as they begin the arduous task of casting for the parts, scouting locations, and securing the last leg of the funding. This seemingly perfect plan becomes a perfect storm of absurd meetings, unexpected discoveries, and hysterical events, which come together to sabotage the project.

The film is screening as part of American Cinematheque's Watch Local: Sister Cities series, which will include films such as  TAIPEI STORY (Taipei, Taiwan), SALAAM BOMBAY! (Mumbai, India), and RUDO Y CURSI (Mexico City, Mexico).

Armenian Film Society has collaborated with the American Cinematheque several times in the past, co-presenting a screening of Atom Egoyan's THE SWEET HEREAFTER as part of their Bleak Week: Cinema of Despair series, and co-presenting a virtual Q&A with Atom Egoyan during an online screening of GUEST OF HONOUR in 2020.

Let's show up for Yerevan and show American Cinematheque there is an interest in having films by and about Armenians playing on their screens.