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.

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

Il Cavallo di Leonardo

In 1493, exactly 500 years ago, Leonardo da Vinci was finishing the preparations for casting the equestrian monument (4 times life size), which Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan commissioned in memory of his father some 12 years earlier. 

Blurred Reminiscences  <br>Andra Ursuta

Blurred Reminiscences
Andra Ursuta

Pera Museum, in collaboration with Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), is one of the main venues for this year’s 15th Istanbul Biennial from 16 September to 12 November 2017. Through the biennial, we will be sharing detailed information about the artists and the artworks. 

The Conventions of Identity

The Conventions of Identity

The exhibition “Look At Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection” examined portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos shaped a labyrinth of gazes that invite spectators to reflect themselves in the social mirror of portraits.