Where is the Playground?

September 14 - October 7, 2018

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!

 

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September 14

21:00 The Miseducation of Cameron Post

September 15

16:00 High School

18:00 Kids

September 16

16:00 To Sir, with Love

18:00 Arcadia

September 19

19:00 The Miseducation of Cameron Post

September 21

21:00 High School

September 22

16:00 Beyond Measure

18:00 The Class

September 23

16:00 Fully Awake: Black Mountain College

18:00 Kids

September 26

19:00 Dazed and Confused

September 29

18:00 To Sir, with Love

September 30

18:00 Beyond Measure

October 5

21:00 Arcadia

October 6

18:00 Fully Awake: Black Mountain College

October 7

16:00 Dazed and Confused

18:00 The Class

To Sir, with Love

To Sir, with Love

High School

High School

Dazed and Confused

Dazed and Confused

Kids

Kids

The Class

The Class

Fully Awake: Black Mountain College

Fully Awake: Black Mountain College

Beyond Measure

Beyond Measure

Arcadia

Arcadia

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Where is the Playground?

Pera Film’s new season program Where is the Playground? tackles the notion of education, systems of learning, teaching, and growing pains.

School Square
Galatasaray

Pera Museum presented a contemporary exhibition exploring the multi-layered architectural, art-historical and sociological significance of the Galatasaray High School on the occasion of its 150th anniversary. 

School Square<br> Galatasaray

The Captive Sultan

The Captive Sultan

The war fought by the Greeks to shake off the Turkish yoke was closely observed around Europe and, this being the era of romanticism, the events taking place around Greece between 1821 and 1832 became a symbol for national liberation struggle.

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

“The portrait tells us that there is an inner and an outer dimension of the human condition; it provides—or should provide—information about both the physical and psychological character of an individual.” 

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Cameria (Mihrimah Sultan)

Based on similar examples by the European painters in various collections, this work is one of the portraits of Mihrimah Sultan, who was depicted rather often in the 16th century.