Amerikatsi – 2023
Monday, April 10, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 16, 1:00 PM
Director: Michael Goorjian, Narrative, Armenia, 118 min
As a young boy, Charlie escaped the Armenian genocide by stowing away in a trunk bound for the USA. His family was not so lucky. Despite his tragic start, as an adult, Charlie has managed to maintain his child-like wonder for the world. However, like so many refugees and orphans, there’s a hole in Charlie’s big heart. Our story begins in 1947, as Charlie repatriates back to Armenia only to be greeted by the harsh reality of Soviet Communism. The soul of Armenia has been suffocated beneath the iron curtain. Almost immediately Charlie is arrested and sentenced to prison for the absurd crime of wearing a tie. To further ensure that he doesn’t influence other prisoners with his cosmopolitan ways, Charlie is placed in solitary confinement.