About: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Art Cullen and his family and colleagues at Iowa’s Storm Lake Times fight for the survival of their biweekly small-town newspaper and for an informed electorate and functioning democracy.
Coming to theatres tomorrow, Thursday, September 16 and to virtual cinemas this Friday, September 17: I AM NOT ALONE
Director: Garin Hovannisian
World Premiere: Toronto 2019
Select Festivals: DOC NYC, AFI Fest, Palm Springs, Oxford, Thessaloniki Doc, Hong Kong
About: An exploration of the 2018 Armenian revolution through the citizen activists who refused to accept it.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read: In 2018, Armenia experienced a peaceful revolution that’s inspiring to anyone challenging power. Nikol Pashinyan—a former journalist and political prisoner turned Member of Parliament—begins a march by himself to protest Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan trying to extend the reach of his power. The film observes how Pashinyan’s campaign slowly grows from one person into a mass movement. Briskly paced and offering a balance of perspectives, Garin Hovannisian’s film is a feat of nonfiction storytelling.