Screamers Instead of opening a concert with "Hello, Boston!" or some other cozy rock bona fides, Serj Tankian, the lead singer of System of a Down,… Screamers Instead of opening a concert with "Hello, Boston!" or some other cozy rock bona fides, Serj Tankian, the lead singer of System of a Down,… 2007-01-26 R PT91M Maya Releasing
Movie Review

Screamers (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
Screamers | SERJ FORWARD System of a Down's Tankian at a rally in Screamers , a documentary that looks at the Armenian genocide of 1915
SERJ FORWARD System of a Down's Tankian at a rally in Screamers, a documentary that looks at the Armenian genocide of 1915
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: Jan 26, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 91 Minutes; Distributor: Maya Releasing

Instead of opening a concert with ''Hello, Boston!'' or some other cozy rock bona fides, Serj Tankian, the lead singer of System of a Down, offers the slightly loftier ''It's time to make the Turkish government pay for their f---ing crime!'' He's referring to the Armenian genocide of 1915, a calamity Turkish officials deny to this day. System of a Down, whose members are the grandsons of genocide survivors, anchor this musical and political documentary with surprising gravitas, and the film offers true insight into the patterns of war crimes, even if the songs sound disquietingly close to a call to violence.

Originally posted Jan 31, 2007 Published in issue #920 Feb 09, 2007 Order article reprints
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