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Cutting Rooms and Cognac

We hosted a masterclass with the Oscar-winning filmmaker of Hotel Rwanda and The Promise. Here are 19 takeaways.
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Culture Check:

November 2017

November 28, 2017

Feeling left out of the culture? These are some interesting things that happened this November.

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Creative Armenia

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Children of War screens at

Lincoln Center

November 17, 2017

Creative Armenia’s human rights anthology was screened in New York among 7 short films by Armenian filmmakers.

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Creative Armenia

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Ruben vs.

Arthur

November 7, 2017

Their voices destroyed an empire - and captivated the hearts of a new nation. But the poet-singers did not think too much of each other.

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Ani Avakian-Kurtz

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Tankian announces a

$5,000 music challenge

October 18, 2017

The Grammy-winning rock star Serj Tankian hosts the 7 notes music challenge.

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Creative Armenia

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Conversation with

Volker Schlöndorff 1

October 3, 2017

The great German director talks about the dark histories of his famous friends, and much more in this interview on life and the movies.

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László Kriston

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Finalists of Terry George's filmmaking challe

September 11, 2017

Human Rights Watch to host unveiling of the $5,000 winner on September 17.

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Creative Armenia

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Dunkirk vs.

The Promise

October 8, 2017

In our first installment of the “Art of Contrast”, two films take on a monumental historical event - in very different ways.

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Bob Taciturn

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Conversation with

David Thomson 1

July 18, 2017

The pioneering film critic and author talks movies, TV, and how to watch the past.

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Alec Mouhibian

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The Armenians - or was it

Albanians?

June 17, 2017

What do Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, Elia Kazan’s America America, and an episode of The Simpsons have in common?

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Creative Armenia

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Ghost at the

Piano

June 6, 2017

You don’t just listen to the songs of this jazz phenom from Gyumri. They listen to you.

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Christopher Atamian

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Creative Armenia launches at UCLA

May 3, 2017

At a historic reception set at UCLA last night, Creative Armenia was officially launched with a mandate to discover talent and empower stories of impact in the digital age.

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Creative Armenia

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Godard's Inciting

Incident

November 24, 2017

Screenwriters call it the "inciting incident." It's that first moment in every movie where things change, and the story begins. Now let us show you the most subtle inciting incident of all time...

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Creative Armenia

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Van Gogh's 

Mysterious Supper

November 16, 2017

You have probably looked at Vincent van Gogh’s masterpiece Café Terrace at Night. But what have you really seen?

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Creative Armenia

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Culture Check:

October 2017

October 30, 2017

Not paying attention to the world of the arts? We've got your back. These are some interesting things that happened this October.

by

Creative Armenia

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Conversation with

Volker Schlöndorff 2

October 10, 2017

On his hero Billy Wilder, directing Dustin Hoffman, and his misunderstood speech at the Oscars.

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László Kriston

Terry George and Eric Esrailian mastercl

Terry George and Eric Esrailian masterclass

September 24, 2017

Finalists of the Oscar-winning director’s filmmaking challenge honored

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Creative Armenia

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Somerset Maugham and 

the Armenian bishop

August 30, 2017

The most interesting Armenian character in English literature was a real man.

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Bob Taciturn

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Conversation with

David Thomson 3

August 1, 2017

The discussion comes to a close on acting, binge-watching, meeting movie stars, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Twin Peaks, The Night Of, Casino, belief, and how opinions change.

by

Alec Mouhibian

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Back of the

Book

July 11, 2017

Ten questions for Philip Terzian, departing literary editor of The Weekly Standard.

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Creative Armenia

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5 Ways of Looking at a Refugee

June 20, 2017

When Syria fell, millions of migrants fled the ruins of their homes. Could art possibly make sense of their fate?

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Creative Armenia

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How to Fail an

Audition

May 23, 2017

And how to nail one. Tips from a Hollywood casting director on the five stages where things go right or wrong.

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Brad Gilmore

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Dr. Strangelove's 

War Room

May 2, 2017

What is the perfect scene? If you ask celebrated filmmaker Atom Egoyan, it's "the war room" from Dr. Strangelove.

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Creative Armenia

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Charents vs.

Pamuk

November 21, 2017

The two writers never met each other. But they were connected by a shared fascination for a city that would tangle their destinies and reveal their differences.

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Vahram Danielyan

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How They

Got Here

November 14, 2017

7 Thoughts from Sofia Coppola and Ava DuVernay

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Diana Shi

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Serj Beyond

the System

October 24, 2017

From symphony to jazz to a haunting film score, here are six solo works by Serj Tankian and why they matter.

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Christopher Atamian

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Interview with filmmakers of Pim Pam Pum

October 6, 2017

Asier Urbieta and Andoni de Carlos, winners of the Terry George Film Challenge, talk about their dangerous childhood and cinematic influences.

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Creative Armenia

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Winners of Terry George's filmmaking challenge

September 18, 2017

Select finalists join forces in human rights film anthology Children of War

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Creative Armenia

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The Night Of vs.

Anatomy of a Murder

August 15, 2017

The Defense Never Rests

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Alec Mouhibian

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Conversation with

David Thomson 2

July 25, 2017

The conversation turns to Virtual reality, live TV, sports, politics, director’s cuts, the future of editing, and Lassie’s antagonist.

by

Alec Mouhibian

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Creative Armenia launches operations in Yerevan

July 4, 2017

Terry George, Atom Egoyan join grand jury for $5,000 filmmaking challenge.

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Creative Armenia

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The Misquotation of William Saroyan

June 13, 2017

His most famous words are haunting and brilliant. Also, he didn’t write them.

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Marc A. Mamigonian

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The Secret of

Nationalism

May 16, 2017

In 1962, the great novelist of the USSR took a fateful trip to Armenia. This is the story of what he discovered.

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Liel Leibovitz

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High Crimes &

Entertainment

May 2, 2017

On the epic art (and hidden dangers) of social impact movies.

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G.Hovannisian, A.Mouhibian