Renaissance Cultural and Intellectual foundation, within the framework of the William Saroyan House Museum project, has organized the Yerevan premiere of “Lights! Camera! Saroyan!” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in the Special Events Auditorium of Cafesjian Centre of Arts. Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian, the director of the Armenian Studies Program at California State University in Fresno gave the opening speech. “Lights! Camera! Saroyan!” examines the career and personal life of Fresno native William Saroyan, a Pulitzer Prize and Oscar-winning author, playwright and artist. Through exclusive interviews with his family and friends, the documentary depicts the artist’s years living in Fresno and abroad. The film lets the viewer find out small episodes of the whole story, the history of the museum creation, the answers to the interesting questions the project’s team had encountered.
Film was presented in its original language with Armenian subtitles.