Pay It No Mind

June 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?

19:00 Happy Birthday, Marsha!

June 28

19:00 High Fantasy

June 29

16:00 Will You Dance With Me?

16:00 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.

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974)

Louis Isadore Kahn was born in 1901 to a Jewish family in Pärnu, Russia (today Estonia), far from Philadelphia where he spent his whole life, worked, fell in love, and breathed his last. Kahn family emigrated to America when he was five years old. 

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Pera Museum presented a talk on Nicola Lorini’s video installation For All the Time, for All the Sad Stones, bringing together the artists Nicola Lorini, Gülşah Mursaloğlu and Ambiguous Standards Institute to focus on concepts like measuring, calculation, standardisation, time and change.