10TH BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM

Colors of Turkey

Festival Program


New Turkish Cinema at the Brattle Theater

 
URBAN GUERILLAS
 
 
Directed and written by Neco Celik
 
 
Cast: Felix Kasper Kalypso, Ilke Uner, Idil Uner, Neco Celik, Ingeborg Westphal, Serpil Turhan, Sofia Bavas, Bulent Akil, Kubilay Sarikaya, Fernando Anivarres Camqli, Dirk Schaefer, Gulsah Erol, Badegul Sonmez
 
 
2003, 81 minutes
In German with English subtitles
 
 
Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Boston
 
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 9:45pm
Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 5:15pm
(Screened with The Briefcase / Canta)
 
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
 
Validated parking at University Place Garage and Charles Square Garage

 

 

 

 
Director NECO CELIK :
 
Neco «elik was born in 1972 in Kreuzberg, Berlin. He received a degree in graphic design in 1993, and passed a qualification course on Social Pedagogics and Youth Work in 1999. A German citizen since 1992, he works as a social worker at Kreuzberger Youth and Culture Center. Neco «elik's film Alltag (Everyday) was screened at the 3rd Boston Turkish Film Festival in 2003.
 
Selected Filmography:
Urban Guerillas (2003)
Alltag (Everyday, 2002)
Sitcom Teaser to Witches Cauldron (2000)
Berlinapoli (Documentary, 1999
Gettopump (Short, 1998)
Hall of Blame (Short, 1998)
A Documentary on "Naunynritze" (1994)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Synopsis:
 
Danger and Kaspar are graffiti artists who have each been ejected from their respective crews. They decide to work on a project in honor of one of their deceased brethren. One problem: Kaspar thinks that Danger is a man, and she has made no effort to enlighten him. Meanwhile, B-Boy would rather spend his days breakdancing instead of planning for his upcoming wedding to Pepsi, leading his fiancťe to impose an ultimatum: he either needs to make a commitment to her or to his dancing, but not both. Celik paints a warm and lively portrait of street culture in Germany in which graffiti art, breakdancing and rap music provide outlets for exuberant youthful expression.
 
 
Festivals and Awards:
 
Audience Award, Nuremberg (2004)
Hof 2003
Berlin 2004 (German Cinema)
Turkish Film Festival, Nuremberg - in competition (2004)