'Amerikatsi' is a stirring labor of love that witnesses the darkness of the past, and seeks out the light.
In 1948, decades after fleeing Armenia to the U.S. as a child, Charlie returns in the hopes of finding a connection to his roots, but what he finds instead is a country crushed under Soviet rule. After being unjustly imprisoned, Charlie falls into despair, until he discovers that he can see into a nearby apartment from his cell window - the home of a prison guard. As his life unexpectedly becomes entwined with the man's, he begins to see that the true spirit of his homeland is alive in its passionate people. Filled with warmth and humor, Amerikatsi celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the bonds that unite us all.
Armenian, English, Russian
Michael Goorjian, Hovik Keuchkerian, Nelli Uvarova, Mikhail Trukhin, Narine Girgoryan, Jean-Pierre Nshanian
Royal 9.15.23 - 9.28.23