GLENDALE—Award-winning writer/director Eric Nazarian will discuss his film, The Blue Hour, following a screening of the film on Saturday, August 22, 6 pm at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street in Glendale. Admission is free. The DVD will be for sale, with sales benefitting the Friends of the Glendale Public Library.
The Blue Hour, explores the connections between a Mexican graffiti muralist, an Armenian camera repairman, an African- American Blues guitarist and an English pensioner living near the Los Angeles River. The ensemble cast includes actress Alyssa Milano. The film was received a number of prizes when it debuted in 2007.
The Blue Hour, was recently nominated for a Voice Award, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Writers Guild of America West, for “giving voice to people with mental disorders by incorporating empathetic and accurate portrayals into their scripts, programs and productions.”
Born in Armenia, Eric Nazarian is a graduate of USC School of Cinematic Arts. In 2008, he received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prestigious Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting for his original screenplay Giants. Out of 5,224 submissions to the Academy only five screenplays were awarded the prestigious fellowship, and he is the first Armenian in the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be awarded the fellowship. He is currently working on a series of feature films set in the U.S., Europe and Armenia.
Praise for The Blue Hour,
“The Blue Hour reps a strong calling card for Eric Nazarian.” – Variety
“Eric Nazarian’s The Blue Hour is a beautiful and delicately constructed first film.” – Atom Egoyan
“Nazarian demonstrates an uncanny affinity for the language of cinema…this is clearly another filmmaker to watch out for in the coming years.” – Torino Film Festival