Pay It No Mind

22 - June 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.

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs. 

Midnight Stories: The Red Button <br> Funda Özlem Şeran

Midnight Stories: The Red Button
Funda Özlem Şeran

It was a quiet night in the dessert. Even the mice weren’t around. A few LEDs blinked in the dark, and the sound of a fan filled the infinite void. The conversation cutting the silence seemed to go nowhere.

The Search for Form

The Search for Form

A series of small and rather similar nudes Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu and Eren Eyüboğlu produced in the early 1930s almost resemble a ‘visual conversation’ that focus on a pictorial search. It is also possible to find the visual reflections of this earlier search in the synthesis Bedri Rahmi Eyüboğlu reached with his stylistic abstractions in the 1950s.