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OCTOBER 29 - DECEMBER 18, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008- Festival Opening

TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY

Celebration of the 85th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey and opening of the 13th Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival


Wednesday, November 5, 2008
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Howard Thurman Center, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


READING FROM "NURI'S DONKEY: UNTOLD STORIES & UNWRITTEN RULES OF A VILLAGE IN TURKEY"

In October 1982, Emily Bunker went to the village with then-husband Fikri to meet her in-laws. She was the first American the villagers had ever seen. Curious onlookers continually dropped by to stare and ask questions; Emily's sisters-in-law, feeling obliged to protect her, would have to shoo them away. Four-year-old Yucel was fascinated and kept exclaiming, "your eyes are green, your hair is white!" One day, he found the courage to ask Fikri if he could keep her in exchange for one of his toy trucks.


Tuesday, November 11 , 2008, 7 p.m.
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

New Turkish Cinema

MURKY WATERS (MUNFERIT)
2008, 107 minutes. 35mm. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Directed by Dersu Yavuz Altun
Cast: Ali Erkazan, Idil Firat, Mahir Ipek, Serhat Nalbantoglu, Muhammed Uzuner

You’d salt the meat when it stinks… what if the salt stinks? In the midst of a night, an unexpected ferryboat approaches to the shores of a cute little town. On the deck, an inspector and his assistant – two highly commissioned authorities only assigned to very fragile cases concerning the governmental issues, scans the town from a distance. ...


Tuesday, November 11 , 2008, 9 p.m.
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

New Turkish Cinema

WHITE ANGEL (BEYAZ MELEK)
2007, 115 minutes. 35mm. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Directed by Mahsun Kirmizigul
Cast: Yavuz Bingol, Sarp Atak, Yildiz Kenter, Gazanfer Ozcan, Erol Gunaydin, Emel Sayin, Nejat Uygur, Mahsun Kirmizigul, Ali Surmeli, Arif Erkin, Cezmi Baskin

A touching debut film by musician Mahsun Kirmizigul, telling the universal ever-lasting drama of "old age".


Thursday, November 20, 2008, 6:45 p.m.
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

New Turkish Cinema

LOVE AND HONOR (KABADAYI)
2007, 141 minutes. 35mm. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Directed by Omer Vargi, Written by Yavuz Turgul
Cast: Sener Sen, Kenan Imirzalioglu, Ismail Hacioglu, Asli Tandogan, Rasim Oztekin

A man who lived as an outlaw must return to his old ways to save his family in this blend of action and melodrama.


Thursday, November 20, 2008, 9:30 p.m.
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

New Turkish Cinema

ADAM AND THE DEVIL (ADEM'IN TRENLERI)
2007, 100 minutes. 35mm. In Turkish with English subtitles.
Directed by Baris Pirhasan
Cast: Nurgul Yesilcay, Cem Ozer, Derya Alabora, Erkan Tasdogan

On the first day of Ramadan, Hasan, new Imam of the town, arrives at a railway station in the middle of the Anatolian wilderness with his young wife and young daughter. Before too long, his unusual behavior towards his wife and little daughter arrests the attention of the townsfolk.


November 24 - December 18, 2008
The Howard Thurman Center, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston


Exhibition: LOOK IN

by Artist ELIF SOYER

"I am inspired by aesthetic constructs of the human body. Over the last 15 years I have obsessively played with interpreting and representing this imagery in two and three dimensions; from eyeballs to bone structures, and now more recently, neuronal pathways and chromosomes."


December 2 - 7, 2008

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION

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

Click here for the screening schedule


December 2 - 30, 2008
Newton Free Library

Exhibition: COLORS OF ANATOLIA

Anatolia is one of the most important crossroads of civilizations, cultures and religions in the history. The exhibition, “Colors of Anatolia”, gives a rare opportunity to view the reflections of the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Anatolia and everyday life of the people in this cradle of civilizations.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Boston University Food and Wine Program
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED


ANATOLIA: A CROSSROADS OF FLAVORS
Join us for a special evening of Turkish food and wine tasting

Although Turkey is fifth in the world in terms of vineyards, Turkish wines are mostly undiscovered. This event presents a rare opportunity to taste Turkish wines, matching samples of Turkish culinary arts.

 

Sunday, December 14, 2008, 7 p.m.
Tower Auditorium
Massachusetts College of Art
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston

HUSNU SENLENDIRICI IN CONCERT

with the New York Gypsy All-Stars Band

Husnu Senlendirici, clarinet
Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet
Panagiotis Andreou, bass
Seido Salifoski, percussion/darbuka
Jordan Perlson, drum
Tamer Pinarbasi, kanun

 

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