I’m Here! II
World AIDS Day

November 30 - December 9, 2018

Pera Film continues I’m Here!, the film program it launched for the World AIDS Day last year. Taking place on November 30 – December 9, 2018, the program will feature a selection ranging from shorts to documentaries, to examples of experimental cinema as well as cult productions.

The program presents Blue where Derek Jarman traces the meaning of the color blue accompanied by interwoven sounds and experimental music as he relays his personal experiences with AIDS through the diaries he kept after his AIDS diagnosis, Pedro Almodóvar’s masterpiece All About My Mother dedicated to Bette Davis, Gena Rowlands and Romy Schneider focusing on the experiences of a woman named Manuela following the loss of her son Esteban in a traffic accident, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, a critically acclaimed documentary by Matt Wolf depicting a compelling portrait of the avantgarde composer and lyricist Arthur Russel who died in 1992, and Alternate Endings, Activist Risings a selection of videos commissioned to six inspiring collectives, highlighting the impact of art in activism by the contemporary art organization Visual AIDS founded in the US in 1988, today dedicated to raising awareness on AIDS/HIV issues.

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November 30

19:00 Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

21:00 All About My Mother

December 1

15:00 Alternate Endings, Activist Risings

December 2

15:00 Blue

December 5

19:00 Alternate Endings, Activist Risings

December 7

21:00 Blue

December 8

15:00 Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

December 9

15:00 All About My Mother

Blue

Blue

All About My Mother

All About My Mother

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

Alternate Endings, Activist Risings

Alternate Endings, Activist Risings

Program Trailer

I’m Here! II
World AIDS Day

Pera Film continues I’m Here!, the film program it launched for the World AIDS Day last year.

Today's Stories: Coal <br>Pelin Buzluk

Today's Stories: Coal
Pelin Buzluk

Inspired by the exhibition Istanbuls Today, Today's Stories series starts with Pelin Buzluk's story "Coal"! TThis series gathers short stories written by authors encouraged by the photographs in the exhibition.

Midnight Stories: The Soul <br> Aşkın Güngör

Midnight Stories: The Soul
Aşkın Güngör

The wind blows, rubbing against my legs made of layers of metal and wires, swaying the leaves of grass that have shot up from the cracks in the tarmac, and going off to the windows that look like the eyes of dead children in the wrecked buildings that seem to be everywhere as far as the eye can see.

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.