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.

Turquerie

Turquerie

Having penetrated the Balkans in the fourteenth century, conquered Constantinople in the fifteenth, and reached the gates of Vienna in the sixteenth, the Ottoman Empire long struck fear into European hearts. 

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.

Sea Baths

Sea Baths

It is understood from Evliya Çelebi’s well-known Book of Travels that the history of sea baths goes as far back as the 17th century; their acceptance and popularization take place in mid-19th century as a result of Westernization, among other things.