24th Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week

June 22 - June 25, 2016

Pera Film in collaboration with and as part of 24th LGBT+ Pride Week, is screening a series of films.

On June 28th 1969, a rebellion took place in a bar called Stonewall Inn in New York, by the homosexual and trans people against the oppression and violence they had been facing for a long time. The police who came for raid was locked in the bar, and the action and conflict lasted four days, spreading to the streets. This day which is a milestone of LGBTI+ struggle is celebrated as Pride Week all over the world. In Turkey, the LGBTI+ community wished to celebrate pride week for the first time in 1993, under the name "Sexual Liberation Week". However, because of the ban by the municipality, police custodies and international guests being deported the Pride March couldn't take place. As the movement's demands towards the prohibitions and the social support it received was strengthened, the first Istanbul Pride March took place in 2003, ten years after the beginning of Pride Week. The march that began with 20-30 people expanded and grew, multiplying each year. It is claimed that 100.000 people joined the march on İstiklal in 2013. In 2015, the 13th Pride March was unexpectedly raided by the police. However, the determined LGBTI+ movement will be crowding the streets once again in the 14th Pride March on June 26th, 2016.

This program’s screenings are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

June 22

19:00 Veşartî/Hidden

June 23

16:00 The Pink Report

June 25

13:00 Veşartî/Hidden

15:00 The Pink Report

17:00 #resistayol

Veşartî/Hidden

Veşartî/Hidden

The Pink Report

The Pink Report

#resistayol

#resistayol

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO
Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.

History of a Khanjar

History of a Khanjar

Henryk Weyssenhoff, author of landscapes, prints, and illustrations, devoted much of his creative energies to realistic vistas of Belorussia, Lithuania, and Samogitia. A descendant of an ancient noble family which moved east to the newly Polonised Inflanty in the 17th century, the young Henryk was raised to cherish Polish national traditions.

The Golden Horn

The Golden Horn

When regarding the paintings of Istanbul by western painters, Golden Horn has a distinctive place and value. This body of water that separates the Topkapı Palace and the Historical Peninsula, in which monumental edifices are located, from Galata, where westerners and foreign embassies dwell, is as though an interpenetrating boundary.