If I am not mistaken, Cynthia Powell told me once that the first time Armen Ra got dressed up happened in her New York home. Well, little did she know then that his life journey would become a beautiful and enchanting documentary. The movie “When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin” is premiering in New York City tonight at Cinema Village, running from 13th to 19th. For sure it will be a happening, since Armen Ra, who now lives in California, has a large catalog of the most fabulous friends…from Amanda Lepore to Patricia Field, who both also appear in his movie.
I never had a chance to know him personally, although many years ago I photographed him and a friend at the entrance of Crobar, where I used to work, however, we do have many friends in common, which means he is already fascinating. I came to learn more about Armen Ra and his life when I received his movie DVD at home. It is a lovely history about a survivor, but in this case a super glamorous and talented one, and quite frankly a very captivating human being who creates beautiful music. Yes, he taught himself to play his theremin…and her name is Octavia…amazing !!!
For more info visit the movie website !!
by Gazelle Paulo