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.

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

Mosques in the 18th and 19th Century Paintings

In the works of western painters, we encounter mosques as the primary architectural elements that reflect the identity of the city of Istanbul. Often we can recognize the depicted landscape as Istanbul simply from the mosques. 

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

A Photographer’s Biography Guillaume Berggren

Berggren acquires the techniques of photography in Berlin and holds different jobs in various European cities before arriving in İstanbul. Initially en route to Marseille, he disembarks from his ship in 1866 and settles in İstanbul, where he is to spend the rest of his life.

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

Inspired by the exhibition And Now the Good News, which focusing on the relationship between mass media and art, we prepared horoscope readings based on the chapters of the exhibition. Using the popular astrological language inspired by the effects of the movements of celestial bodies on people, these readings with references to the works in the exhibition make fictional future predictions inspired by the horoscope columns that we read in the newspapers with the desire to receive good news about our day.