Cinematheque is Alive!

September 28 - December 28, 2016

Pera Film is collaborating with Kadıköy Municipality and Boğaziçi University’s Mithat Alam Film Center to present Cinematheque is Alive! 50 Films, 50 Presentations for the 50th Anniversary, a film program spread over three months between September 28 and December 28, 2016. The Pera Film selection brings together striking films by directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, Fritz Lang, Alain Resnais, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Francesco Rosi, and Andrei Tarkovsky, spanning the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Jak Şalom, who originally conceived this program, explains the program for Cinematheque is Alive! 50 Films, 50 Presentations for the 50th Anniversary as follows: “The Cinematheque was a milestone for cinema culture in Turkey because of its contributions to the creation and development of a national cinema in the country especially between 1965 and 1975. Despite the fifty years that have passed since its foundation, the Cinematheque is still remembered in cultural circles as a legend, a kind of crazy adventure that nourished new and noteworthy projects following it. In the belief that it is important and necessary to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cinematheque during the 2016-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons, the Kadıköy Municipality, Pera Museum, and the Mitham Alam Film Center at Boğaziçi University have decided to collaborate in presenting outstanding films of the history of cinema. We believe that these masterpieces, to be presented by leading artists, intellectuals, and members of the press will contribute to a much-needed platform for discussion, as well as paying tribute to cinema and its masters.”

Cinematheque is Alive! 50 Films, 50 Presentations for the 50th Anniversary has been made possible upon the suggestion of Jak Şalom and by the collaboration of the Kadıköy Municipality, Pera Museum, and the Mithat Alam Film Center at Boğaziçi University. We would like to thank Mete Akalın, Hakkı Başgüney, Professor Dr. Oğuz Makal, Hülya Uçansu, and Sıla Ünlü for their valuable contributions.

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

The presentations will be in Turkish.

 

     

in collaboration

September 28

19:00 Le Mépris

October 5

19:00 Battleship Potemkin

October 12

19:00 Rocco and His Brothers

October 19

19:00 Hiroshima mon amour

October 26

19:00 L’Atalante

November 2

19:00 Hope

November 16

19:00 The Conformist

November 23

19:00 Salvatore Giuliano

November 30

19:00 8 ½

December 7

19:00 Bride

December 14

19:00 Persona

December 21

19:00 Metropolis

December 28

19:00 The Mirror

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Le Mépris

Le Mépris

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima mon amour

L’Atalante

L’Atalante

Hope

Hope

The Conformist

The Conformist

Bride

Bride

Persona

Persona

Metropolis

Metropolis

The Mirror

The Mirror

8 ½

8 ½

Salvatore Giuliano

Salvatore Giuliano

Program Trailer

Cinematheque is Alive!

The selection brings together striking films by directors such as Sergei Eisenstein, Fritz Lang, Alain Resnais, Ingmar Bergman, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Francesco Rosi, and Andrei Tarkovsky, spanning the period from the 1920s to the 1970s.

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

Giacometti: Early Works

Giacometti: Early Works

Organized in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation, Paris, the exhibition explores Giacometti’s prolific life, most of which the artist led in his studio in Montparnasse, through the works of his early period as well his late work, including one unfinished piece. Devoted to Giacometti’s early works, the first part of the exhibition demonstrates the influence of Giovanni Giacometti, the father of the artist and a Swiss Post-Impressionist painter himself, on Giacometti’s output during these years and his role in his son’s development. 

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

It’s better to burn out than to fade away

In 1962 Philip Corner, one of the most prominent members of the Fluxus movement, caused a great commotion in serious music circles when during a performance entitled Piano Activities he climbed up onto a grand piano and began to kick it while other members of the group attacked it with saws, hammers and all kinds of other implements.