CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The film “1915” will premiere in the Boston area on Thursday, September 10, at Cambridge’s upscale Landmark Kendall Square Cinema at 7:30 p.m. The showing has been organized by the Tekeyan Cultural Association and the Armenian Mirror-Spectator.
A psychological thriller, the movie features actors Simon Abkarian (“Casino Royale”) and Angela Sarafyan (“Twilight”), and music from Grammy Award-winning composer Serj Tankian (from the band System of a Down).
The film was written and co-directed by Garin Hovannisian (author of the book Family of Shadows) and Alec Mouhibian, and was produced by Armenia’s first Foreign Minister Raffi K. Hovannisian. “2015 marks not only the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, but also the close of an entire century of forgotten genocides,” said Garin Hovannisian. “‘1915’ is about denial — how we try to escape history, how history continues to haunt us. It is also about the need to face the ghosts of our own pasts.”
The plot of the film is both very contemporary and yet historically significant. Exactly 100 years after the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey, a mysterious director (Simon Abkarian) is staging a play at the Los Angeles Theatre to honor the victims of that tragedy — a horrifying crime forgotten and denied for an entire century. But as protesters surround his theatre and a series of strange accidents spread panic among his producer (Jim Piddock) and actors (Angela Sarafyan, Sam Page, Nikolai Kinski), it appears that the director’s mission is profoundly dangerous, and the ghosts of the past are everywhere.
The box office opens on August 3. Tickets cost $15 each and must be purchased online in advance at the following website https://www.tugg.com/events/25686. The Kendall Square theater is located at One Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, US, 02139. For more information, contact Aram Arkun at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617 924-4420.