Companionship As a Site of Resistance

June 24 - July 8, 2022

“One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.” – bell hooks

Pera Film celebrates Pride Week with its film program entitled Companionship As a Site of Resistance.

In the program that brought together four films from different geographies, which met with the audience at important festivals in the past years, the theme of clinging to life together comes to the fore. All the queer characters in the films resist pressure and being stuck with the people they make friends with while trying to open up breathing spaces for themselves in the country, society and families they live in.

In the program that will take place between 24 June – 8 July; Young and Wild, who turned the unbridled and unbounded nature of adolescent sexuality into a destructive force; How the Room Felt, a documentary about a Georgian women's football club, consisting of a group of women and non-binaries who meet frequently to spend time together, to discuss existential issues; while revealing a story of self-discovery and emancipation, Swing Ride, which conveys an extraordinary friendship, and Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter, which tells a queer era where memories are only shared collectively. 

This program’s screenings are free admissions. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

June 24

20:00 Young and Wild

June 25

15:00 How the Room Felt

June 29

19:00 Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

July 1

19:00 Swing Ride

21:00 Young and Wild

July 6

19:00 How the Room Felt

July 8

19:00 Swing Ride

21:00 Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

Young and Wild

Young and Wild

How the Room Felt

How the Room Felt

Swing Ride

Swing Ride

Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

Three Tidy Tigers Tied a Tie Tighter

Stefan Hablützel Look At Me!

Stefan Hablützel Look At Me!

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in “Look At Me!”.

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

When Karl XII of Sweden was defeated by Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1709, he fled to the Ottoman Empire and settled in Bender with his entourage for five years.

Venuses Throughout History

Venuses Throughout History

José Sancho does not conceal the voluptuousness of his female torsos; he highlights it. These torsos are symmetrical from front, but on the other hand, from the side, the juxtaposition of concave and convex forms creates dynamism.