Pay It No Mind

June 22 - 29, 2019

Pera Film celebrates Pride Week with a film program titled Pay It No Mind. With a title inspired by Marsha P. Johnson, who played a significant role in instigating the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the program includes three films that attracted a great deal of attention when they were released.

Featuring Will You Dance With Me?, Derek Jarman's unique visual essay on the underground culture of the 80s that was found 20 years after his death and that only a few people had the chance to see;High Fantasy, directed by Jenna Bass and shot entirely on an iPhone, exploring complicated issues of race and gender in the supposed “rainbow nation” of South Africa; andHappy Birthday, Marsha!, having caused quite a sensation even while in production, commemorating black trans activist Marsha P. Johnson, with cinematography by this year’s Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner Arthur Jafa; Pay It No Mind is at Pera Film between June 22 – 29!

This program’s screenings and events are free of 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 22

16:00 High Fantasy

June 26

19:00 Will You Dance With Me?

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

June 28

19:00 High Fantasy

June 29

16:00 Will You Dance With Me?

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Will You Dance With Me?

Will You Dance With Me?

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

High Fantasy

High Fantasy

Program Trailer

Pay It No Mind

Pera Film celebrates Pride Week with a film program titled Pay It No Mind. With a title inspired by Marsha P. Johnson, who played a significant role in instigating the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the program includes three films that attracted a great deal of attention when they were released.

The Vanity of Small Differences

The Vanity of Small Differences

The Vanity of Small Differences is a series of six large scale tapestries, completed in 2012, which explore British fascination with taste and class, and can be seen in the Grayson Perry: Small Differences exhibition. 

Mark Požlep

Mark Požlep

Our Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition focuses on different generations of artists and art groups from the Balkan region. Throughout the exhibition, we keep sharing detailed information about the artworks. Take a look at Mark Požlep’s “Stranger than Paradise” video installation. Also you can check our interview with the artist on our YouTube channel! 

From two portraits of children…

From two portraits of children…

The Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation’s Orientalist Painting Collection includes two children’s portraits that are often featured in exhibitions on the second floor of the Pera Museum. These portraits both date back to the early 20th century, and were made four years apart. One depicts Prince Abdürrahim Efendi, son of Sultan Abdulhamid II, while the figure portrayed on the other is Nazlı, the daughter of Osman Hamdi Bey.