‘Amerikatsi’ Film Now Showing in Major Cities throughout the US, Including Boston


LOS ANGELES/BOSTON — Excitement has been building steam since the unanimous decision by Armenia to select “Amerikatsi” – written, directed, and starring Michael A. Goorjian – as its official submission to the 96th Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film. The film has been selling out in theaters since its premiere in Los Angeles on September 6. Now in its third week, it continues to roll out daily into new cities.

“Amerikatsi” is a story of a man named Charlie (Goorjian), who returns to his homeland of Armenia in 1948, decades after fleeing to the U.S. as a child, due to persecution by the Ottoman Empire. What he finds instead is a country crushed under Soviet rule. After being unjustly imprisoned, Charlie falls into despair until he discovers that he can see inside the home of a prison guard from his cell window and his life unexpectedly becomes intertwined. He begins to see that the true spirit of his homeland is alive. Filled with warmth and humor, the film celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the bonds that unite us all.

A scene from “Amerikatsi”


Goorjian, whose own grandparents fled the Ottoman Empire, is an Emmy Award-winning actor best known for his roles in “Party of Five” and “SLC Punk.” He also wrote and directed the film “Illusion,” in 2004, starring alongside Kirk Douglas.

“Nothing could make me more proud than to represent Armenian Cinema this year and to help shine a light on the massive talent within our small nation,” said Goorjian.

“Amerikatsi” also stars Hovik Keuchkerian (“Money Heist”), Nelli Uvarova, Mikhail Trukhin, Narine Girgoryan, and Jean-Pierre Nshanian, and is produced by Goorjian, R. Patrick Malkassian, Arman Nshanian and Sol Tryon, with executive producers Vartan Barsoumian and Serj Tankian.

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“Amerikatsi” is now showing in major cities across the US. Watch the official trailer for “Amerikatsi” and see a full listing of cities on Amerikatsi.film. See the Mirror-Spectator’s article on the film here.

“Amerikatsi” is now playing this week at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19 at 175 Tremont Street, in Boston.

Showtimes are:

Monday, September 25, 12:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 6:15 pm, 9:30 pm.

Tuesday, September 26, 12:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 10:15 pm

Wednesday, September 27, 1:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 28

To Purchase Tickets on the AMC website at https://www.amctheatres.com/showtimes/amerikatsi-74407/2023-09-25/amc-boston-common-19/all

or on the Amerikatsi website at: https://amerikatsi.film/buy-tickets.

Michael Goorjian in “Amerikatsi”

The film has won awards at the following international film festivals: Golden Apricot Film Festival – Yerevan, Armenia; Woodstock Film Festival -Woodstock, New York; Hamburg Film Festival – Hamburg, Germany; Mystic Film Festival  -Mystic, Connecticut; Pomegranate Film Festival – Toronto, Canada; Big Apple Film Festival – New York, New York; Salerno Film Festival – Salerno, Italy; Beloit International Film Festival – Beloit, Wisconsin; Glasgow International Film Festival – Glasgow, Scotland; Fargo Film Festival – Fargo, North Dakota; One Country One Film International Film Competition -Issoire, France; and FIFOG International Oriental Film Festival Geneva – Geneva, Switzerland.

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