Reality Bites
Documentaries

January 11 - January 22, 2014

Pera film in collaboration with Dogwoof, the UK’s leading documentary distributor, is kicking off 2014’s first program of the year with Reality Bites. The selection of six recent documentaries from the past three years brings powerful stories together. In defining the documentary film, Bill Nichols, an internationally recognized authority on documentary and ethnographic film, explains: “Given the vitality of expression, range of voices, and dramatic popularity of documentary film, we might well wonder what, if anything all these films have in common. Have they broadened the appeal of documentary by becoming more like feature fiction films in their use of compelling music, reenactments and staged encounters, sequences or entire films based on animation, portrayals of fascinating characters and the creation of compelling stories? Or do they remain a fiction like any other? That is, do they tell stories that, although similar to feature fiction, remain distinct from it?” This program aims to delve into the fascinating and shocking stories while celebrating and exploring the exceptional documentary form.

January 11

14:00 The House I Live In

16:00 Girl Model

January 12

14:00 Town of Runners

16:00 Sound it Out

January 15

19:00 Tabloid

January 17

19:00 Town of Runners

January 18

14:00 InRealLife

16:00 Girl Model

18:00 Sound it Out

January 19

14:00 Tabloid

16:00 The House I Live In

January 22

19:00 InRealLife

InRealLife

InRealLife

The House I Live In

The House I Live In

Town of Runners

Town of Runners

Sound it Out

Sound it Out

Girl Model

Girl Model

Tabloid

Tabloid

Program Trailer

Reality Bites
Documentaries

This program aims to delve into the fascinating and shocking stories while celebrating and exploring the exceptional documentary form.

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

A Photographer’s Biography Pascal Sebah

Following the opening of his studio, “El Chark Societe Photographic,” on Beyoğlu’s Postacılar Caddesi in 1857, the Levantine-descent Pascal Sébah moves to yet another studio next to the Russian Embassy in 1860 with a Frenchman named A. Laroche, who, apart from having worked in Paris previously, is also quite familiar with photographic techniques.

Midnight Horror Stories:  The Moon Pool <br> Işın Beril Tetik

Midnight Horror Stories: The Moon Pool
Işın Beril Tetik

About a year ago, Ela was dead for seven minutes. Death had come to her as she was watching her younger brother play gleefully in the sandpit at the park. A sudden flash that washed her world with a burning white light, a merciless roar resembling that of a monster… 

Dizzying Expression of Fear and Doom Tsang Kin-Wah

Dizzying Expression of Fear and Doom Tsang Kin-Wah

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.