Reel West Side Stories
American Independent Documentaries

February 28 - March 7, 2014

Reel West Side Stories: American Independent Documentaries a program of award-winning contemporary American documentaries offers a view of American society and culture as seen by independent documentary filmmakers. Presented by Pera Film in collaboration with US Consulate General, İstanbul the selected films have won recognition and awards including Academy Award nominations, a National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award, and a Special Jury Award at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, among many other accolades. The documentaries explore diverse topics including civil rights, immigration, adoption, environmentalism and freedom of the press. Overall the selected seven films provide viewpoints on socially relevant issues, an understanding of the role of filmmaking as a catalyst for dialogue and for exploring solutions to contemporary problems.

Screenings can be seen with a discounted museum ticket (5 TL). No reservations taken. 

In collaboration

With the support
State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts

February 28

18:00 Brooklyn Castle

21:00 Lives Worth Living

March 2

14:00 Mondays at Racine

Inocente

16:00 Off the Rez

18:00 Side By Side

March 5

16:00 Off the Rez

18:30 Deaf Jam

March 6

17:30 Lives Worth Living

19:00 Brooklyn Castle

March 7

18:00 Mondays at Racine

Inocente

19:30 Deaf Jam

21:00 Side By Side

Deaf Jam

Deaf Jam

Mondays at Racine

Mondays at Racine

Off the Rez

Off the Rez

Brooklyn Castle

Brooklyn Castle

Lives Worth Living

Lives Worth Living

Inocente

Inocente

Side By Side

Side By Side

Program Trailer

Reel West Side Stories
American Independent Documentaries

Reel West Side Stories: American Independent Documentaries a program of award-winning contemporary American documentaries offers a view of American society and culture as seen by independent documentary filmmakers.

Midnight Stories: COGITO <br> Tevfik Uyar

Midnight Stories: COGITO
Tevfik Uyar

He had imagined the court room as a big place. It wasn’t. It was about the size of his living room, with an elevation at one end, with a dais on it. The judges and the attorneys sat there. Below it was an old wooden rail, worn out in some places. That was his place. There was another seat for his lawyer. At the back, about 20 or 30 chairs were stowed out for the non-existent crowd.

Soothsayer Serenades I Serenades to the Sun by Kornelia Binicewicz

Soothsayer Serenades I Serenades to the Sun by Kornelia Binicewicz

Today we are thrilled to present the third playlist of Amrita Hepi’s Soothsayer Serenades series as part of the Notes for Tomorrow exhibition. The playlist titled Serenades to the Sun is presented by Kornelia Binicewiczon Pera Museum’s Spotify account.

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

Kozbekçi Mustafa Ağa

When Karl XII of Sweden was defeated by Tsar Peter the Great of Russia in 1709, he fled to the Ottoman Empire and settled in Bender with his entourage for five years.