Welcome to the 19th Boston Turkish Festival: "Colors of Anatolia"
October 29 - December 15, 2014

Boston Turkish Festival, which was founded in 1996, is a unique festival which lasts more
than a month and it is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The festival theme,
“Colors of Anatolia”, reflects the diversity and richness of the culture, ranging from
exhibits, concerts, workshops, gastronomic presentations to the Documentary and
Short Film Competition.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
11:30 a.m.

FESTIVAL OPENING

Opening of the 19th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival.

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October 30 - December 15, 2014
Boston University Howard Thurman Center
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


IN THE RHYTHM OF TIME: SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA

A Photography Exhibition by Helga Felleisen


Reception with the Artist: October 30, 2014, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Co-presented with Boston University Howard Thurman Center

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.

Goethe Institut, Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston


COLORS OF ANATOLIA DANCE WORKSHOP
by Ahmet Luleci, internationally acclaimed choreographer,
performer, dance teache

Come and join us as we celebrate rich and diverse heritage of Anatolian folk dances through this workshop. Don't miss this this rare opportunity to learn new dances from internationally acclaimed choreographer Ahmet Luleci.

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November 7 - 15, 2014

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Enjoy this rare opportunity to view films of the competition, the first of its kind organized in North America. Celebrating its ninth year, the competition has already transformed to a great tradition where Bostonians are able to explore works of the emerging filmmakers first hand.

OPENING NIGHT & RECEPTION:
Winter Sleep (Kış Uykusu)
by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winner of Palme d'Or in 2014 Cannes Film Festival
Friday, November 7, 2014 | 6:30pm | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tickets will be on sale soon

Finalists and Screening Schedule - TBA

Thursday, November 20, 2014
6:00 p.m.

Boston University Food and Wine Program
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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FLAVORS OF ANATOLIA
with Cara Chigazola-Tobin, Chef de Cuisine of Oleana Restaurant

Join us for a very special culinary event of Turkish food and wine tasting

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Friday, November 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.

Boston University Conference Auditorium
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

19th CENTURY ISTANBUL IN 3D: CENTER OF EMPIRE

by George L. Mutter & Bernard P. Fishman of Photoarchive3D

The dynamic urban bustle, and multicultural population of Istanbul were vividly recorded by nineteenth century photographers. This presentation of rare stereo-photographs from 1855-1900 Istanbul and related areas will bring the twilight of the Ottoman Empire to life, especially as the audience will be able to view these scenes in three dimensions as intended by the original photographers.  

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
8:00 p.m.

Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

Concert
NEOTOLIA: "Rose Lace"

Boston premiere of Neotolia’s debut EP album “Rose Lace”

Nazan Nihal - vocal, guitar
Utar Artun – piano, percussions


Jussi Reijonen - Guitar&Oud
Tareq Rantisi – percussions
Galen Willett – bass & back vocals

Join us for a very special culinary event of Turkish food and wine tasting

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Sunday, December 14, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston

Concert: Sounds of Anatolia

by İSMAİL HAKKI FENCİOĞLU

İsmail Hakkı Fencioğlu, oud
Jason Rosenblatt, piano & harmonica
Rachel Lemisch, trombone
Thierry Arsenault, drums
Joel Kerr, bass

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