Reality Bites
Documentaries

January 11 - 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.

Memory of the Region

Memory of the Region

Objects also bear the memory of the geography to which they relate. Ceramics, with soil as their primary material, are directly linked to the land where they are produced: forging a direct relationship with earth, ceramics bear the memory of the soil where they come from.

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Cultural Interactions in the Age of Change

Jean-Léon Gérôme is among the most renowned artists of the second half of the 19th century. One of the most fervent advocates of academic painting, Gérôme declared a personal war against modern movements such as Impressionism. 

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

A Solitary Eagle in the Sinai Desert

John Frederick Lewis is considered one of the most important British Orientalist artists of the Victorian era. Pera Museum exhibited several of Lewis’ paintings as part of the Lure of the East exhibition in 2008 organized in collaboration with Tate Britain.