Join the Detroit Film Theatr on June 20th at 7p for an evening of short films by
internationally acclaimed Armenian-American artist Oksana Mirzoyan. The collection of work isa celebration of her most recent narrative accomplishments created in Armenia and Detroit as a 2016 Kresge Fellow. Mirzoyan is a former refugee and immigrant with a personal narrative that informs her work as a writer/director. She explores themes of poverty, gender/sexuality and identity through the feminine gaze. Screening starts at 7pm with a Q&A immediately following, hosted by Greg Baise. This is a free, public event in partnership with The Armenian Artist Collective and Final Girls, a Detroit based female filmmaking collective.
Evening lineup includes:
The World Premier of “Susanna”. 2018, 11 minutes [adult content]
Detroit Premier of the internationally acclaimed film “140 Drams”. 2014, 18 minutes
Accolades: “140 Drams” has screened in over 10 countries, at films festivals including
Clermand-Ferrand (France), Camerimage (Poland) and DokuFest (Kosovo). It took top prize as Best International Short Film at Izmir Film Festival (Turkey), an Honorable Mention at the
Pomegranate Film Festival (Canada) and was recognized by the ICG Emerging
Cinematographer Awards (USA). As well as selected by Atom Egoyan for his curated section
“Diaspora: Atom Egoyan & Armenia” at Fribourg International Film Festival (Switzerland).
Detroit Premier of “Sonnet”. 2017, 4 minutes
Final Girls: http://www.finalgirls.org/
Armenian Artist Collective