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EVENTS SCHEDULE TABLE

 

Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.  

      
A Special Pre-Festival Event
 
A NIGHT OF SUFI MUSIC
 
Jahan-e-Khusrau - A Festival of Sufi Music conceived and directed by Muzaffar Ali
 
Featuring Cambridge Musiki Cemiyeti directed by Feridun Ozgoren, singer Zila Khan, dance by Wendy Jehlen. Artist Niyazi Sayin will be present.  more...
 
Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Sunday, October 29 at 11:45 a.m.  

      
Festival Opening

TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY 
 
Join us to celebrate the 83rd anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and opening of the 11th Boston Turkish Festival.

Sunday, October 29   1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  

WORKSHOP ON TURKISH ART OF PAPER MARBLING: EBRU
 
by artists Feridun Ozgoren, Guliz Pamukoglu, Niyazi Sayin and Eda Ozbekkangay
 
Learn the painting/printing technique known as Ebru. The artists will demonstrate techniques and answer questions related to this interesting art form. more...
 
Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

October 30 - November 30  

A Commemorative Photograph Exhibition
 
REMEMBERING MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK ON THE 125th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH (1881 - 1938)

This exhibition reflects life and times of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, leader of the Turkish independence war and founder of the modern Republic of Turkey which was established in 1923. Some of the photographs are rarely seen, picturing a different view of everyday life of the legendary leader. more...
 
Co-presented with the Boston University Howard Thurman Center
 
at the Howard Thurman Center, Boston University 

 

Please see below for the lecture "M. Kemal Ataturk - Development of Women's Rights in Turkey"  by Prof. Secil Karal Akgun on Tuesday, November 21

October 31 - November 25

      
 
Exhibition: CAPPADOCIA REFLECTIONS
 
by Yildiz Grodowski
 
"Symmetry is the last thing I'll turn to. My guideposts are Form, Surface Texture and achievement of Balance and Movement. I am and will always be striving to make each piece one that appeals to all my senses". more...
 
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3    5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Conversation with the Artist: Saturday, November 18 at 3 p.m.
Visiting Hours
 
at Kingston Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue #43, Boston

Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.  

      
ANATOLIA: A CROSSROADS OF FLAVORS
 
with acclaimed chef Ana Sortun, Oleana Restaurant
 
In this unique event, there will be a rare opportunity to explore mystical spices and herbs used in the Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine accompanied by the samples of exquisite Turkish wines. more...
 
 
 
at Oleana Restaurant

Tuesday, November 21 at 6 p.m.  

      
Lecture: M. KEMAL ATATURK - DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN TURKEY
by Prof. Secil Karal Akgun
Chair, Department of History, Middle East Technical University
more...
 
at the Howard Thurman Center, Boston University

Sunday, November 26 at 7 p.m.  

      
TURKISH CINEMA
 
CLIMATES    /    Iklimler
 
Written and directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winner of FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2006
New England Premiere
 
Isa and Bahar are an Istanbul couple, just moments away from a torturous break-up at the opening of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's follow up to his much-lauded Distant (Uzak). more...
 
Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 
at Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

November 24 - 30, 2006 

      
DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION
 
As part of the 11th Boston Turkish Festival the documentaries and short films selection screened annually within the festival program has been transformed this year to a competition; the first of its kind organized in North America. more...
 
at the Harvard Film Archive and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Friday, November 24 at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive  

      
In Competition
 
SEPTEMBER II    /    2 Eylul
 
Written and directed by Emre Ergul
Short. 2006, 20 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
A university graduate clashes during his military service in the eastern Turkey, loses two friends. more...

  

In Competition
 
I AM IVAN
 
Written and directed by Cemil Agacikoglu
Short. 2004, 27' 49"
Ivan is a new married man who lives his ordinary life working as an ironworker. more...

  
In Competition  
 
CRASH    /    Carpisma
 
Written and directed by Umut Aral
Short. 2005, 17' 38". In Turkish with English subtitles
Three men. From different corners of the crime world. more...

 

In Competition
 
Emine'M
 
Directed by Ezgi Kaplan
Short. 2006, 10' 8". In Turkish with English subtitles
1.5 years ago a youngster whose mother's name is "Emine" kills a street vendor who was selling rappist Eminem's t-shirts. more...

In Competition
 
THE BARB    /    Olta
 
Written and directed by A.S. Hakan Gok
Short. 2006, 3' 30"
A little boy goes fishing and a beautiful day becomes a nightmare. more...

In competition
 
TERESA
 
Directed by Menguc Tanriseven
Short. 2005, 13 minutes. In English
Antoine and Franz are two actors living in New York City. Their dream is to become a comic duo. more...

In Competition
 
WELL SOOTED    /    Gonlumun Isi
 
Directed by Ertug Tufekcioglu
Short. 2006, 23 minutes. In English
An unwitty journalist in need of a story seeks clarity from above. Instead, he stumbles upon 'his voice' from a bitter chimney sweep lost with his brush. more...

Friday, November 24 at 9 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive  

Non-competition
 
IT WAS WHITE
 
Written and directed by Cemil Agacikoglu
Short. 2005, 3' 19"
A girl's escape from her fears...  more...

Non-competition
 
VELOVELO
 
Directed by Pelin Aytemiz
Short. 2006, 10 minutes
A story about the little transformation of an ordinary woman who rides her bicycle in the Istanbul traffic. more...

Non-competition
 
OMELET
 
Written and directed by Cuneyt Havlioglu and Serkan Kutan
Short. 2005, 19 minutes. In English
A modern fairy tale, a romantic comedy with an emphasis on humor and more.  more...

In Competition
 
RIZA KAPTAN
 
Written and directed by Tolga Dilsiz
Short. 2005, 10 minutes
Istanbul, Bosphorus. The old ferryman Captain Riza is the last one of his business.  more...

In Competition
 
THAT'S FUNNY, ISN'T IT?
 
Directed by Emre Safak
Short. 2005, 18 minutes. In English
Will is a young, struggling, standup comic, who shares a low-rent apartment with his girlfriend. more...

In Competition
 
WHAT IF IT COULD HAPPEN?    /    Ya Tutarsa?
 
Directed by Ertug Tufekcioglu
Documentary. 2006, 45 minutes. In English
The struggle of Turkish filmmakers in Hollywood. more...

In Competition
 
MIGRANT BIRDS... ARE BACK    / Gocmen Kuslar... Donduler
 
Directed by Alev F. Parsa
Documentary. 2005, 20 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
Germany - this country has fueled so many dreams of so many people. It was for just a few years at first, but then they couldn't make it back.  more...

Saturday, November 25 at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive  

In Competition
 
LULLABY    /    Ninni
 
Written and directed by Z. Tulin Sertoz
Documentary. 2004, 54' 44". In Turkish with English subtitles
Throughout Anatolia babies have been brought up by lullabies since the beginning of time. Lullabies may have the most meaningless words ever or they may contain the meaning of life.  more...

In Competition
 
JUST PASSED FROM HERE    /    Simdi Gecti Buradan
 
Written and directed by Mesut Kara
Documentary. 2005, 60 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
Art adventure and biography of Erkan Yucel who is unforgettable face of cinema and legendary actor of theatre...   more...

Saturday, November 25 at 9 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive  

In Competition
 
LAKE BEYSEHIR    /    Beysehir Golu
 
Directed by Begul Sen
Documentary. 2006, 39 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
Lake Beysehir is the largest fresh water lake in Turkey, in the cities of Konya and Isparta.  more...

In Competition
 
CAN BAZ    "The One Who Plays with His Life"
 
Directed by Ozay Sahin
Documentary. 2005, 75 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
Murat and Ahmet Ozturk are two brothers living in Istanbul-Beyoglu. The film portrays their life with their band, Siya Siyabend; their friend Hasan Isik, an inhalant-sniffing street kid; and their pursuit of freedom by the wrong means.  more...

Sunday, November 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

In Competition
 
THE PLAY    /    Oyun
 
Directed by Pelin Esmer
Documentary. 2005, 70 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
Nine peasant women living in Arslankoy, a mountain village in southern Turkey,  to lighten the burden of life, intend to write and perform a play based on their own life stories.  more...

Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  

In Competition
 
THE RESTORER
 
Directed by Selcuk Oksuzoglu
Documentary. 2005, 44 minutes. In English
An anthropological documentary about a Turkish-Armenian immigrant, Zeron Ayvazian, an antique rug restorer, living in New York City.  more...

In Competition
 
WAITING FOR ARIF
 
Directed by Didem Yilmaz
Documentary. 2006, 10 minutes. In English
An insightful and humorous documentary about Latife and Arif Mardin.  more...

In Competition
 
CROSSING CONTINENTS
 
Directed by Gizem Algan
Documentary. 2006, 10 minutes
A documentary about people of Istanbul's everyday journey, crossing two continents as a part of their daily lives.  more...

In Competition
 
FOLLOWING THE FISH    /    Baligin Pesinde
 
Directed by Deniz Baser
Documentary. 2006, 22 minutes. In Turkish with English subtitles
Gokhan Bey is an old fisherman at the age of 70. The place where he used to fish is also where he was born. That's in between Asia and Europe, on the Bosphorus, where Istanbul is located. While time is changing, most of the people from older generations have adaptation problems.   more...

In Competition
 
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CETIN ALTAN
 
Directed by Catherine Stryker
Documentary. 2006, 28 minutes. In English, French and Turkish with English subtitles
The documentary tells the story of Cetin Altan, one of Turkey's most prolific and well known writers and journalists.  more...

FESTIVAL IN THE MEDIA / FESTIVAL BASINDA:

The Improper Bostonian - Nov.22-Dec.5, 2006 
Dig Magazine - November 24, 2006
Boston Phoenix -  Nov. 24-30, 2006
WHERE Magazine - November 2006 Issue

  

 

 

EVENTS SCHEDULE

 

Saturday, Oct. 28

7:30 p.m.

A Special Pre-Festival Event: A NIGHT OF SUFI MUSIC

Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday, Oct. 29

11:45 a.m.

TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY CEREMONY

 

 

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

WORKSHOP ON TURKISH ART OF PAPER MARBLING: EBRU

Museum of Fine Arts

Oct. 30 - Nov. 30

Details
A Commemorative Photograph Exhibition: REMEMBERING M.K. ATATURK ON THE 125th ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

The Howard Thurman Center - Boston University

Oct. 31 - Nov. 25

Details

Exhibition: CAPPADOCIA REFLECTIONS

Kingston Gallery, Boston

Tuesday, Nov. 14

7 p.m.

ANATOLIA: A CROSSROADS OF FLAVORS

Oleana Restaurant
Reservation required

Tuesday, Nov. 21

7 p.m.
Lecture: M.K.ATATURK - DEVELOPMENT OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN TURKEY by Prof. Secil Karal Akgun

 The Howard Thurman Center - Boston University

Sunday, Nov. 26

7 p.m.

Turkish Cinema: CLIMATES / Iklimler

Museum of Fine Arts

November 24 - 30

 

DOCUMENTARY & SHORT FILM COMPETITION

 

Friday, Nov. 24

7 p.m.

Short Films in Competition: September II / I am Ivan / Crash / EmineM / The Barb / Teresa / Well Sooted

Harvard Film Archive

 

9 p.m.

Short Films Non-Competition: It was White / Velovelo / Omelet

Short Films & Documentaries in Competition: Riza Kaptan / That's Funny, Isn't It? / What if it could happen? / Migrant Birds are Back

Harvard Film Archive

Saturday, Nov. 25

7 p.m.

Documentaries in Competition: Lullaby / Just Passed From Here

Harvard Film Archive

 

9 p.m.

Documentaries in Competition: Lake Beysehir / Can Baz

Harvard Film Archive

Sunday, Nov. 26

5:30 p.m.

Documentaries in Competition: The Play

Museum of Fine Arts

Thursday, Nov. 30

6 p.m.

Documentaries in Competition: The Restorer / Waiting for Arif / Crossing Continents / Following the Fish / The Life and Times of Cetin Altan

Museum of Fine Arts

 

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