Pera Film’s new season program Where is the Playground? tackles the notion of education, systems of learning, teaching, and growing pains and is presented as part of Pera Museum's new exhibition School Square Galatasaray, an exhibition celebrating Galatasaray High School’s 150th anniversary and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts’ 4th Design Istanbul Biennial A School of Schools. The selection highlights certain landmark fiction and documentaries from late 1960s to recent times. James Clavell’s groundbreaking 60s drama To Sir, with Love underlines a British inner city school’s social and racial issues; Frederick Wiseman in his 1969 documentary titled High School explores a school in America, Philadelphia, observing the daily activities of teachers and students. Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult classic Dazed and Confused eavesdrops on a group of American seniors-to-be and incoming freshmen over the course of one day. Larry Clark’s fast-paced debut feature Kids (1995) explores the lives of a group of teenagers confronting life in the 90's. Laurent Cantet’s 2008 film The Class follows the year in the life of a French schoolteacher working at a high school in a tough neighborhood of Paris. Cathryn Davis Zommer and Neeley Dawson’s documentary Fully Awake: Black Mountain College explores the college's progressive pedagogy and radical approach to arts education. Hidden in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Black Mountain College (1933 - 1957) was an influential experiment in education that inspired and shaped twentieth century American art. In Vicki Abeles’s Beyond Measure documentary, we find a revolution brewing in public schools across the United States; schools that are breaking away from outmoded, test-driven education culture and pioneering a new vision for classrooms. Paul Wright’s recent experimental film Arcadia is provocative stirring up conversation wherever it screens; from the earliest days of movie-making to the present day, through rare and unseen footage, we see the changing relationship the British have with their land and how environment interplays with culture. Last but not least the program ends with Miseducation of Cameron Post, a 2018 American-British drama film directed by Desiree Akhavan, based upon the 2012 novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. The story focuses on Cameron Post, a 12-year-old Montana girl who is discovering her own homosexuality. After her parents die in a car crash, she is sent to live with her conservative aunt. She develops a relationship with her best friend and is sent to a conversion camp. Where is the Playground? hopes to shed a new light on the process of education, learning and how different cultures approach acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
Screening tickets are 10 TL (reduced museum admission). Tickets are on Biletix!
09:00 The Miseducation of Cameron Post
04:00 High School
04:00 To Sir, with Love
07:00 The Miseducation of Cameron Post
09:00 High School
04:00 Beyond Measure
06:00 The Class
04:00 Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
07:00 Dazed and Confused
06:00 To Sir, with Love
06:00 Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
21:00 The Miseducation of Cameron Post
16:00 High School
16:00 To Sir, with Love
19:00 The Miseducation of Cameron Post
21:00 High School
16:00 Beyond Measure
18:00 The Class
16:00 Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
19:00 Dazed and Confused
18:00 To Sir, with Love
18:00 Beyond Measure
18:00 Fully Awake: Black Mountain College
16:00 Dazed and Confused
18:00 The Class
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.
Each memory tells an intimate story; each collection presents us with the reality of containing an intimate story as well. The collection is akin to a whole in which many memories and stories of the artist, the viewer, and the collector are brought together. At the heart of a collection is memory, nurtured from the past and projecting into the future.
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