Cinema I Love You

February 14 - March 8, 2015

“Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.”
Jean-Luc Godard

 

Pera Film’s new program is a “loving” homage entitled, Cinema I Love You. The program showcases a selection of intriguing documentaries and fiction films celebrating cinema and the love for cinema.

Dziga Vertov in 1923 said “We cannot make our eyes better than they have been made, but the movie camera we can perfect forever.” And so decades later, cinema continues to be in the midst of perfecting itself – whether it is through extraordinary directing, acting or storytelling, we have become addicted to the silver screen. This addiction reflects the intense love and labor that cinema is based upon. Cinema I Love You coincides with Valentine’s Day, but instead of revisiting romantic narrative films, the program journeys through stories, real and imaginary, that praise and rejoice the art of filmmaking. John Berger describes the cinematic experience as “what is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.” And so, we love cinema!

Part of this program is presented in collaboration with institute français


February 14

14:00 Contempt

16:00 Bardot, la Méprise

February 15

14:00 Inferno

February 21

15:00 A Trip to the Moon

The Extraordinary Voyage

February 27

19:00 This Film Is Not Yet Rated

21:00 Be Kind Rewind

February 28

14:00 Be Kind Rewind

16:00 The Pervert's Guide To Cinema

19:00 Room 237

March 4

19:00 This Film Is Not Yet Rated

March 5

19:00 Beaches of Agnès

March 6

19:00 A Trip to the Moon

The Extraordinary Voyage

21:00 Contempt

March 7

13:00 Inferno

15:00 Bardot, la Méprise

17:00 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

19:00 The Pervert's Guide To Cinema

March 8

14:00 Beaches of Agnès

16:00 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

18:00 Room 237

Contempt

Contempt

Bardot, la Méprise

Bardot, la Méprise

Inferno

Inferno

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film

Beaches of Agnès

Beaches of Agnès

A Trip to the Moon

A Trip to the Moon

The Extraordinary Voyage

The Extraordinary Voyage

Room 237

Room 237

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema

The Pervert's Guide To Cinema

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind

Program Trailer

Cinema I Love You

J. Berger describes the cinematic experience as: what is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives

Dancing on Architecture

Dancing on Architecture

I think it was Frank Zappa – though others claim it was Laurie Anderson – who said in an interview that ‘writing on music is much like dancing on architecture’. 

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Memory Building Memories / Memory Room / Memento Mori

Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier.