LOS ANGELES — Bars Media Films, the newly established branch in Los Angeles of Armenia’s largest independent documentary production company, is proud to announce its first-ever animated feature, which is also the first-ever animated documentary film made in Armenia, and Armenia’s Official Selection for 95th Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film, “Aurora’s Sunrise.”
Directed by Inna Sahakyan, “Aurora’s Sunrise” premiered in competition at Annecy IAFF2022 and then became a festival favorite winning more than 10 awards, including the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022 for Best Animated Film, Movies that Matter 2023 Audience Award and Special Mention Winner, Audience Favorites at IDFA 2022, Audience Awards at Animation is Film 2022 and FIFDH Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights 2023 for Grand Prix, among others. The film will soon have its North American theatrical release, opening Aug. 11 in New York City at Village East by Angelika and New Plaza Cinema, Aug. 18 in Los Angeles at Laemmle Glendale, Sept. 1 in Toronto at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, with director Inna Sahakyan in-person for Q&As at all three. The film will also roll out in other cities across the U.S. and Canada throughout August and the Fall.
The film started showing in New York City on August 11 and will to play at Village East Cinema and New Plaza Cinema for another week until August 24.
The film opens in Los Angeles at Laemmle Glendale on August 18, in Toronto at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on September 1 with the filmmaker in person for post screening conversation.
Starting August 25, it will expand to cities including, Portland, Oreg., Seattle, Beverly Hills, San Diego, Wilmette, Ill., Columbus, Ohio, Waterville, Maine, Montreal, Rhinebeck, NY, Washington, DC, Ann Arbor, Mich., Bryn Mawr, Penn., and Salem, Ma., and more. For tickets go to: https://documentarystudio.barsmedia.am/new-page-4