ACOM Cinema Saturday in August featured parts 3 and 4 of the Russian produced TV comedy - My Big Armenian Wedding.

Tigran, a popular plastic surgeon in Moscow with roots in Armenia, and Lena, a well-educated and beautiful Russian woman, are in love. Families on both sides are mostly against the prospect of a "mixed marriage" and therefore devise various schemes to derail the impending engagement. Absurd and delightful situations develop. Comments on the series were, in general, positive. Although it was a bit over-the-top in some aspects, the filming taking place in Armenia was particularily interesting. Many familiar sights were presented. The major characters portrayed for the Armenian family were said to be quite accurate especially the Grandmother. The series got off to a slow start but as the plot developed it became more interesting and funny. Since the production was Russian, the dialog was mostly in Russian with some Armenian thrown in. The series was subtitled in English for those of us who are not conversant with either Armenian or Russian.

Thanks to Natasha Vaubel for her knowledge and diligence in rounding up these Armenian films.

You Dont Know Jack PosterACOM Cinema Saturday was held in the home of Terry and Nairy. Starting at 6:30 PM with a Social "Half-Hour" the 13 attendees viewed the Movie "You don't know Jack". The movie was about Dr. Jack Kevorkian and starred Al Pacino as Jack, Brenda Vacarro as Jack's sister Margo, and Susan Sarrandon as Janet the Hemlock society's president. Thirteen of us viewed the movie and then Aram led the group in a spirited discussion of the movie. Snacks and beverages were provide pot-luck style. Everyone had a pleasant and stimulating evening.

September Cinema Saturday offering:

Shoot The Piano Player w/ Charles Aznavour.Movie Poster

Charlie Kohler is a piano player in a bar. The waitress Lena is in love with him. One of Charlie's brother, Chico, a crook, takes refuge in the bar because he is chased by two gangsters, Momo and Ernest. We will discover that Charlie's real name is Edouard Saroyan, once a virtuose who gives up after his wife's suicide. Charlie now has to deal with Chico, Ernest, Momo, Fido (his youngest brother who lives with him), and the waitress Lena, who is in love with him.

- Written by Yepok

 

 

 

September 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM at Fellowship Hall. St. Sahag Armenian Church

 

Army of Crime -- The poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a cMovie Posterlandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin.
- Written by American Film Market

 

 

ACOM Cinema Saturday presented, for February - An Historical Drama:

40 Days of Musa Dagh (1982)

 

Hot Cider and Snacks were provided.

ACOM invites you to our first screening of the new year:

ACOM CINEMA SATURDAYS

January 21, 7pm in St. Sahag Fellowship Hall        William Saroyan’s Classic  -- The Human Comedy

1943 Academy Award—winning family drama based on our own William Saroyan’s most famous work: stars Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan (the Wizard of Oz), Donna Reed & Van Johnson. In glorious original Black & White.

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