Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 29 - May 13, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

This year's festival invites you to enjoy a rich program of eleven films as it continues its tradition of highlighting contemporary Turkish cinema and Turkish filmmakers. We are proud to present you North America and U.S. premieres of many films in our program, three of which are currently in competition at the 26th Istanbul Film Festival - Climates, Destiny, The Magician. We are also delighted to present the Boston Turkish Film Festival's Excellence in Turkish Cinema Award to director Zeki Demirkubuz at the screening of his latest film, Destiny (Kader). 

We have extended our festival program to include a series of lectures, exhibits and concerts under the theme "Mevlana and Sufism" as 2007 has been declared by UNESCO the year of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, celebrating the 800th anniversary of his birth. 

This year's program also has some delightful surprises, such as a concert by internationally acclaimed Turkish musician Husnu Senlendirici with the New York Gypsy All-Stars Band, a master of clarinet and the Turkish gypsy music. 

 
2007 PROGRAM

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Ice Cream, I Scream | 
Dondurmam Gaymak

OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, March 29
7:45pm

Reception follows

Ice Cream, I Scream | 
Dondurmam Gaymak
 
The Magician | Hokkabaz

Friday, March 30 

North America Premiere

8pm MAGIC CARPET RIDE | Organize Isler  

 
Magic Carpet Ride | 
Organize Isler
 
The Play | Oyun
Saturday, March 31 
11am
Winners of 11th Boston Turkish Festival
 Documentary and Short Film Competition: 
 
Crash | Carpisma
 
 
Destiny | Kader

Sunday, April 1

North America Premiere 
Director Present 
Award ceremony honoring Zeki Demirkubuz precedes the screening of Destiny. Reception follows. 
 
Climates | Iklimler
 
 
Shattered Soul | 
Beyza'nin Kadinlari
 
Thursday, April 5 
8pm
U.S. Premiere
 
Shattered Soul | 
Beyza'nin Kadinlari
 
Killing the Shadow | Hacivat Karagoz Neden Olduruldu?
Friday, April 6 
7:30pm

 

 
Killing the Shadow | Hacivat Karagoz Neden Olduruldu?
 
My Father and My Son | 
Babam ve Oglum

Sunday, April 8

1:30pm MY FATHER AND MY SON | Babam ve Oglum

3:40pm Tribute to Director Atif Yilmaz: BORROWED BRIDE | Egreti Gelin

 

 
Borrowed Bride | Egreti Gelin
Wednesday, April 11  
6:00pm
by Dr. Donald Easton  
at Boston University
Neva Ozgen, kemence
Sunday, April 15  
7:00pm
Concert - DEEPAK RAM & NEVA OZGEN ENSEMBLE
at TSAI Performance Center, Boston University

 

 
Jenny White
Author: The Sultan's Seal
Tuesday, April 17 
5:30pm
at UMass Club, Boston

 

 
The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White
 
Husnu Senlendirici
Sunday, April 22  
7:00pm
at Mass. College of Art
  
Husnu Senlendirici with New York Gypsy All-Stars Band
Tuesday, April 24  
4:30pm
at Boston University

 

 
  
Feridun Ozgoren (left) 
with Niyazi Sayin
Monday, May 7  
11:00am
by Feridun Ozgoren
at the Museum of Fine Arts

 

 
Tezhip (Illumination) 
by Gulhis Diptas
Friday, May 11  
6:00pm
OPENING RECEPTION
including works of Gulhis Diptas
at the Museum of Fine Arts
 
Tezhip (Illumination) 
by Gulhis Diptas
Saturday, May 12 at 8pm 
with the Yuri Yunakov Orkestar 
at BU Dance Theater

 

"Anatolia" by Collage Dance Ensemble
Sunday, May 13 at 3pm
with the Yuri Yunakov Orkestar 
at BU Dance Theater

 

 

 

Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

All films are in Turkish with English subtitles; 35mm.
 
For locations of other events click on the event title.
 

 FESTIVAL IN THE NEWS:

HurriyetUSA - "Boston'da Festivalli Gunler Sona Erdi" - 14 Mayis 2007

BOSTON GLOBE - April 14, 2007

BOSTON PHOENIX - April 6, 2007

"From Genius to Genre at the Boston Turkish Film Festival"  

by Peter Keough, BOSTON PHOENIX - March 28, 2007

THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN - April 4, 2007

 BOSTON GLOBE: "Movie Nation-Ty's Picks" by Ty Burr - March 30, 2007

NTV Radyo - March 29, 2007

NTV - March 29, 2007

TV8 - March 29, 2007

Kanal a TV - March 29, 2007

Sabah - March 29, 2007

Dunya Gazetesi - March 29, 2007

Zaman - March 29, 2007 

BOSTON GLOBE - March 25, 2007

THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN - March 21, 2007

HurriyetUSA

Forum Gazetesi

BOSTON GLOBE, Calendar: March 29 - May 13, 2007

 

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