Reminiscences of a Journey

February 5 - March 1, 2020

“The minute we left, we started going home, and we are still going home. I am still on my journey home.”

Jonas Mekas

Pera Film starts 2020 with road stories. Running alongside A Road Story exhibition, Pera’s program features six films that focus on the state of setting out on a journey and how feelings transform on the road.  

Scheduled on 5 February – 1 March 2020, Reminiscences of a Journey program presents: one of the most impressive road story movies, Badlands -Terrence Malick’sfirst feature-length based on the true story of serial killer Charles Starkweather; Tickets: Ermanno Olmi, Abbas Kiarostami and Ken Loach’s collaborative work that tells three intersecting stories on a journey from Eastern Europe to Rome; I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You: sent to a semi-arid isolated region in the northeast of Brazil for a survey, geologist José Renato feels and profoundly reflects on the screen the most striking forms of the emptiness, a sense of abandonment and isolation; Big Easy Express: documentary capturing a musical journey of three bands, six cities, a train and thousands of miles on the tracks; and last but not least American Honey: the story of  18 year old Star, who suddenly decides to leave behind her troubled life of domestic violence and poverty to join a traveling sales crew selling subscriptions door to door. 

February 5

19:00 Badlands

February 9

15:00 Big Easy Express

February 14

19:30 American Honey

February 16

15:00 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

February 19

19:00 Badlands

February 26

19:00 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

February 28

19:30 American Honey

February 29

15:00 Big Easy Express

Badlands

Badlands

Tickets

Tickets

 I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You

Big Easy Express

Big Easy Express

American Honey

American Honey

Program Trailer

Reminiscences of a Journey

Pera Film starts 2020 with road stories. Running alongside A Road Story exhibition, Pera’s program features six films that focus on the state of setting out on a journey and how feelings transform on the road.  

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests

Between 1963 and 1966 Andy Warhol worked at making film portraits of all sorts of characters linked to New York art circles. Famous people and anonymous people were filmed by Andy Warhol’s 16 mm camera, for almost four minutes, without any instructions other than ‘to get in front of the camera’.

Face to Face

Face to Face

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards. 

Los Caprichos

Los Caprichos

It can be seen how Goya gradually and constantly investigated all the technical possibilities of creative engraving from etching to lithography.