Published on November 13th, 2015 | by Dan Gvozden



First-time writer-director Christopher Chambers’ Aram, Aram tells a story cinema has seen dozens of times, although rarely with as delicate a balance between poetics and severity. It’s not all familiar, though. The film highlights Los Angeles’ Armenian subculture in its story of young Aram, a recent immigrant, who while living with his shoemaker grandfather is drawn toward a group of Armenian gangsters. Finding its place somewhere in between the boldness of Boyz n the Hood and the naturalism of The Kid With a Bike, it’s the specific details of Aram, Aram, particularly its all-Armenian cast, that make the film such a moving success.

Read the full review in the LA Weekly.

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