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.

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

From Cypresses to Turkish Landscapes

Among the most interesting themes in the oeuvre of Prassinos are cypresses, trees, and Turkish landscapes. The cypress woods in Üsküdar he saw every time he stepped out on the terrace of their house in İstanbul or the trees in Petits Champs must have been strong images of childhood for Prassinos. 

An Ottoman Ambassador and a French Bulldog at Covent Garden

An Ottoman Ambassador and a French Bulldog at Covent Garden

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Pera Museum invites artist Benoît Hamet to reinterpret key pieces from its collections, casting a humourous eye over ‘historical’ events, both imagined and factual.

Transition to Sculpture

Transition to Sculpture

If Manolo Valdés’s paintings convey a search for materiality, his sculpture does so even more. Today, sculpture has taken over most of his workspace, his time, and his efforts.