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 Saturday, March 27 2021 12:46
Marianna Mkrtchyan

US Embassy in Armenia launches fifth American Cinema Festival 2021 

US Embassy in Armenia launches fifth American Cinema Festival 2021 

ArmInfo. US Embassy in Armenia launches American Cinema Festival 2021 (American Film Showcase - 2021).

So, according to the Embassy, the Fifth American Cinema Festival  includes free film refinements, three public lectures and two master  class.

Eleven documentary films will be screened during the 2021 American  Film Showcase. The showcase opens at 19:00 on March 28 at the Moscow  Cinema with a screening of the festival's feature film "In Search of  Greatness," which tells the story of how prominent athletes from  around the world unlocked the secrets of genius. Their stories will  inspire audiences to use their natural abilities and develop key  skills to rise to greatness.

"We chose to open the showcase with this film because its lessons are  universal.  They cross cultures and show that despite our  differences, we share many commonalities.  This concept is at the  root of the U.S.- Armenia relationship." U.S. Ambassador to Armenia  Lynne Tracy, said. 

Ambassador Tracy continued, "We have much in common on which to  continue to build our partnerships - our mutual respect for a free  press and strong civil society to hold our leaders accountable; our  commitment to the development of vibrant science, technology,  engineering, and mathematics sectors; and our appreciation of a good,  old-fashioned jazz concert!"

The American Film Showcase's free film screenings will continue at  the Moscow Theater daily from March 29 to April 3, at 18:00 and 20:00  each day. The films include: "The Dawn Wall," "In Search of  Greatness," "The Jazz Ambassadors," "King in the Wilderness," "Make  It Work," "Mike Wallace Is Here," "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool,"  "The Most Unknown," "Netizens," "Quincy," and "RBG." A detailed  schedule is available on the U.S. Embassy's website:    https://www.usa.am/announce/schedule.pdf The 2021 American Film   Showcase is more than free film screenings. On March 27, seven-time  Emmy Award-winning producer, director, editor and composer Brian  Malone will host a public lecture on "Finding Your Story". Producer  Jenna Ricker will speak about "Pitching for Funding" on March 29. The  third talk will be hosted by producer, editor, and writer Lara  Stolman on March 31 on "Documentary Self- Distribution". All public  lectures are free and will be at 20:00 via Zoom. Please visit the  Forum Theater's Facebook page for the links:   http://facebook.com/ForumTheaterArmenia. 

From March 28 to March 30, film director Denali Tiller will run a  workshop on "Documentary Ethics and 

Creative Responsibility." Casey Regan, a film cinematographer, will  lead a workshop on "Technical and Interpersonal Skills for  Documentary Film Cinematography" from March 31 to April 3. About 20  of Armenia's top young filmmakers were selected, through an  application process, to participate in these workshops. 

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