Gold Medal
Women in Sports

March 10 - April 28, 2018

Pera Film’s March program is saluting women in sports. The selection presents a diverse range of stories of female athletes with astounding compelling stories. From fiction to documentary the program Gold Medal: Women in Sports explores the strength and stamina of incredible women. Personal Best captures the electric atmosphere of the 1980 Olympic Trials, Venus and Serena gives an unprecedented access to the world-famous tennis player sisters, Sarah Prefers to Run tackles the anxieties of a young athlete who lives only for the race, New Generation Queens focuses on the story of Zanzibar's determined women soccer team, Perfect follows the Canadian synchronized swimming team beyond the beauty, Girl Unbound presents an intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family in order to represent Pakistan as an internationally competitive squash player. Blood Road tracks ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch and her riding partner, Huyen Nguyen, as they pedal 1,200 miles along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail; The Longest Race explores how women in Kenya’s Iten, home to many of the best long distance runners in the world, are changing the socioeconomic landscape in their region through athletics. The captivating stories push boundaries as well as challenge pre-conceived notions. As Billie Jean King says “Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

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

March 10

18:00 Know My Name

March 11

18:00 Personal Best

March 14

19:00 Girl Unbound

March 15

19:00 Blood Road

March 16

19:00 Know My Name

21:00 New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

March 17

14:00 Personal Best

16:30 Perfect

18:00 Sarah Prefers to Run

March 18

14:00 New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

16:00 Girl Unbound

18:00 Blood Road

March 22

19:00 Venus and Serena

March 23

19:00 01:05:12. The Longest Race

21:00 Perfect

March 28

19:00 Sarah Prefers to Run

April 27

19:00 01:05:12. The Longest Race

April 28

18:00 Venus and Serena

Personal Best

Personal Best

Know My Name

Know My Name

Venus and Serena

Venus and Serena

Sarah Prefers to Run

Sarah Prefers to Run

New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

New Generation Queens: A Zanzibar Soccer Story

Perfect

Perfect

Girl Unbound

Girl Unbound

Blood Road

Blood Road

01:05:12. The Longest Race

01:05:12. The Longest Race

Program Trailer

Gold Medal
Women in Sports

The selection presents a diverse range of stories of female athletes with astounding compelling stories. From fiction to documentary the program Gold Medal: Women in Sports explores the strength and stamina of incredible women.

Midnight Horror Stories: The Last Ferry <br> Galip Dursun

Midnight Horror Stories: The Last Ferry
Galip Dursun

I remembered a game as I was waiting in the passenger lounge for the ferry to arrive just a few minutes ago. A game we used to play at home when I was young, in my country that is very far away from here, a relic from the distant past; I don’t even remember how we used to play it. The kind of game that makes me feel a thousand times lonelier than I already am among the crowd waiting to get on the ferry.

Fluid Rego

Fluid Rego

While Paula Rego belatedly was recognised as one of the leading feminist pioneers of her age, little has been written about her exploration of fluid sexuality. Indeed the current of sado-masochism in her drawings and paintings, has tended to encourage an understanding as a classic clash between the patriarchy and exploited women.

Fragments of Identity

Fragments of Identity

The Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was founded in 1972 as the first Academy of Fine Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and became one of the forerunners in Bosnian contemporary art. Academy continued its operation throughout the war years (1992-1995) in besieged Sarajevo and participated in important international art projects.