Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2005
Beginning on Monday, October 3, 2005 the Arpa International Film Festival kicks off its 8th annual event at ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood. More than 50 features, documentaries, shorts and animated films from 18 different countries will be presented through Thursday, October 6.
This yearÂs nominated feature films are Jodi BinstockÂs ÂCall WaitingÂ, produced by Don Roos; Vijay SinghÂs ÂOne Dollar CurryÂ; Tahmineh MilaniÂs ÂUnwanted WomanÂ; and Rene GabriÂs ÂLove & Suicide.Â Nominated documentaries are Peter RosenÂs ÂKhachaturianÂ; Carmen LabakiÂs ÂArmenians of LebanonÂ; Aaron WeisblattÂs ÂBetween Two WorldsÂ; Gary NullÂs ÂThe Drugging of Our Children; and Hagop GoudsouzianÂs ÂMy Son Shall be ArmenianÂ.
2005 Arpa Official Selection includes the work of Caroline Aaron, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ed Asner, Catherine Bell, Eric Bogosian, Dan Bucatinsky, Vikram Chatwal, Erica Christensen, Andy Dick, Jenna Elfman, Isaac Hayes, Roger Kupelian, Danica McKellar, Michael Moore, James Oxford, Timilee Romolini, Jane Seymour, Diego Velasco, and Sevag Vrej. Joanelle Romero will receive the Armin T. Wegner Award for ÂAmerican Holocaust Â When ItÂs All Over IÂll Still Be IndianÂ, an examination of the link between Adolf HitlerÂs treatment of German Jews and the U.S. governmentÂs "ethnic cleansing" of American Indians.
Arpa is a resource for international filmmakers who address the issues of diaspora, multi-culturalism and global empathy. The non-profit art organization has grown into a dynamic forum for world cinema in Los Angeles.
The festival concludes with a gala awards ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Friday, October 7.
For more information, please visit http://www.AFFMA.org or call (323) 663-1882
For ticket information, please visit http://www.ArcLightCinemas.com or call (323) 464-4226.