18th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival | March 21 - April 28 2019

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This year’s program continues the tradition of highlighting emerging and established Turkish filmmakers. The festival opens on March 21st with Nuri Bilge Ceylan's The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Ağacı) which had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Also featuring in the program are a Turkish cinema classic The Bus (Otobüs); Sibel, winner of the FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2018 Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland; and Tolga Karaçelik’s Butterflies (Kelebekler), winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize. Many films in the program make their North America premieres. Join us for a special screening on March 24th of award-winning films from the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary and Short Film Competition which celebrated its 13th year in 2018, followed by a panel discussion.

After the film screenings, the festival continues with a special music program. On April 10th globetrotting musician Alper Tuzcu performs with his ensemble in the concert entitled “Aurora”. Acclaimed violinist Ceren Türkmenoğlu and pianist Chang Liu will perform “7 Lands 7 Colors” on April 25th. Festival will conclude with pianist AyşeDeniz Gökçin’s performance of Beethoven, rock covers and original compositions; “From Beethoven to Rock”.

 

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FILM PROGRAM (March 21 - April 7, 2019)

Ahlat Agaci | The Wild Pear Tree Otobus Cinar

 

Thursday, March 21
6:30 pm

THE WILD PEAR TREE
Ahlat Ağacı



 

Friday, March 22
5:00 pm

THE BUS
Otobüs

 

Friday, March 22
7:30 pm

THE PLANE TREE
Çınar
Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak | A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak | A Fading Language A Fading Cuisine

 

Sunday, March 24
11:00 am

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Winners

PANEL DISCUSSION
AFTER FILM SCREENINGS, MODERATED BY
FILM CRITIC PETER KEOUGH

 

THE PASSENGER | Yolcu

TOPRAK

A STORY WITH MUSIC |
Müzikli Bir Hikaye

A FADING LANGUAGE A FADING CUISINE | Kaybolan Bir Dil Kaybolan Bir Mutfak


 

Sunday, March 24
2:30 pm

THE PLANE TREE
Çınar

 

 


Birakin Cocuk Oynasin | Let The Kid Play Guven | Trust Borc | Debt

 

Wednesday, March 27
4:00 pm

LET THE KID PLAY
Bırakın Çocuk Oynasın

 

Wednesday, March 27
6:30 pm

 

Thursday, March 28
5:00 pm

DEBT
Borç

Aile Arasinda | In the Family Aile Arasinda Aile Arasinda

 

Thursday, March 28
7:30 pm

 

Friday, March 29
6:30 pm

THE WILD PEAR TREE
Ahlat Ağacı

 

Saturday, March 30
1:00 pm

TRUST
Güven

Aile Arasinda | In the Family Guvercin | The Pigeon Kelebekler | Butterflies

 

Saturday, March 30
3:30 pm

FAMILY MATTERS
Aile Arasında

 

Sunday, March 31
1:30 pm

THE PIGEON
Güvercin

 

Sunday, March 31
3:30 pm

BUTTERFLIES
Kelebekler

Ayaz Son Cikis | Siren's Call Guvercin | The Pigeon

 

Thursday, April 4
5:30 pm

AYAZ

 

Thursday, April 4
8:00 pm

SIREN'S CALL
Son Çıkış

 

Friday, April 5
5:30 pm

THE PIGEON
Güvercin

Kelebekler Halef Sibel

 

Friday, April 5
7:30 pm

BUTTERFLIES
Kelebekler

 

Saturday, April 6
1:00 pm

HALEF


 

Saturday, April 6
4:00 pm

SIBEL

Halef   Halef

 

Sunday, April 7
12:00 pm

SIBEL


 

Sunday, April 7
3:00 pm

HALEF

MUSIC PROGRAM (April 10 - April 28, 2019)

Alper Tuzcu Ceren Turkmenoglu | Chang Liu AyseDeniz Gokcin

 

Wednesday, April 10
7:30 pm

Aurora
ALPER TUZCU

 

Thursday, April 25
7:30 pm

7 Lands 7 Colors
CEREN TÜRKMENOĞLU, violin
CHANG LIU, piano



Saturday, April 27
7:00 pm
(New Date & Time)

From Beethoven to Rock
AYŞEDENİZ GÖKÇİN


SPECIAL SCREENINGS - THE WILD PEAR TREE (April 12 - April 26, 2019)

Co-presented by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Boston Turkish Film Festival

  Ahlat Agaci | The Wild Pear Tree

 

 




Friday, April 12 | 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 17 | 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 18 | 4:00 pm
Friday, April 19 | 3:30 pm
Sunday, April 21 | 2:00 pm

Friday, April 26 | 4:00 pm

THE WILD PEAR TREE
Ahlat Ağacı

 

 

All films are in Turkish with English subtitles unless otherwise noted.

Film program co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

ALL FILM SCREENINGS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Music program is co-presented with Boston University Howard Thurman Center.

Sponsored by Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines

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