This screening of the film was our first venture into the world of virtual meetings because of the COVID-19 situation. After a rocky start ( the firsy attempt failed because we were not able to get to the ZOOM platform, so we rescheduled for the following week (8-15-2020). Secong time was the charn. The meeting was attended by 13 of us. Following the movie there was a discussion period where the general consensus for the ZOOM format was that it worked and we could continue with this format for the future as necessary. We also discussed the film itself,which was very interesting. Mark Keljik introduced us to a book by Bedros Keljik - “Armenian-American Sketches” includes 29 short stories written originally in Armenian by Bedros Keljik. Twenty of the short stories were translated by Aris Sevag, one by Lou Ann Matossian, and eight of the stories originally published in “Hairenik” were translated by Vartan Matiossian.
Stay tuned for the next foray into virtual Cinema Saturdays in September.