Arom Egoyan ~ Ararat ~ 2 DVDs
A powerful movie in which an extended family of Armenian immigrants and their acquaintances, through their work and relationships struggle to understand and come to terms with tragic historical events that have shaped their family and their people. The main historical event in question is an alleged massacre in Eastern Turkey nearly a century ago, but the movie works on so many levels, deals with so many aspects of ethnic identity, and is just so interesting and full of passion, that it really shouldn't be missed. 115 minutes. The second disc contains commentary, deleted scenes, several "featurettes" related to the movie and its characters, historical information, and links to further info.