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Jivan Avetisyan’s ‘Gate to Heaven’ Theatrical Release Coming to Pompano Beach AMC Theatres

POMPANO BEACH, FL – Armenian film director Jivan Avetisyan‘s ‘Gate to Heaven’ theatrical release in the U.S. is coming to the Pompano Beach AMC Theatres, 2315 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 on April 29, 2022.

‘Gate to Heaven’ has been nominated in 8 award categories including Best Picture and Best Director by the Armenian National Film Academy.

Actors Richard Sammel, Tatiana Spivakova star in the film that traverses the lives of two unique individuals whose fate is intertwined in two wars fought in Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh). Sos Janibekyan, Leonardas Pobedonoscevas, and Naira Zakaryan co-star in the highly acclaimed film.

Synopsis:
ROBERT STERNVALL (50), a German journalist, returns to Artsakh in 2016 to cover the war which has been reignited after a 22-year ceasefire. In the result of his journalistic investigation, Robert meets SOPHIA MARTI (35), a young opera singer, who happens to be the daughter of missing photojournalist Edgar Martirosyan, whom Robert abandoned in captivity during the fall of the village of Talish in 1992. Robert and Sophia’s frequent rendezvouses ignite a passionate romance.

Tampa Annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration to Feature Local Author Julia Dadekian

PINELLAS PARK, FL – On Sunday, April 24, 2022, the Armenian American community of Tampa/St. Petersburg will gather at St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Ave, Pinellas Park, FL 33782, for Divine Liturgy (Badarak) at 10:00AM with a special Armenian Genocide Martyrs Service, and traditional flower laying procession to the St. Hagop Genocide Memorial.

Fellowship will follow in Shahnasarian Hall with an author discussion with Julia Dadekian on her book “The Quiet Genocide” and a short video of the Gevorkyan Dance Academy tribute to the Armenian Genocide.

Jacksonville Armenian Genocide Commemoration 2022