Happy Birthday, Marsha!

  • June 26, 2019 / 19:00
  • June 29, 2019 / 16:00

Directors: Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel
Cast: Mya Taylor, Eve Lindley, Silas Howard, Grace Dunham
USA, 2017, 14', HDD, color
English with Turkish subtitles

Happy Birthday, Marsha! commemorates Black trans activist and performer Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and her role in instigating the 1969 anti-policing riots at the Stonewall Inn, a watershed event for the gay liberation movement. The film interweaves imagined scenes with found archival footage to counter the endemic erasure of trans women of color from narratives of political resistance.

Starring Independent Spirit Award winner Mya Taylor (Tangerine, 2015) as Johnson with cinematography by Venice Biennale Golden Lion winner Arthur Jafa and an original score by Geo Wyeth. Pera Film will host the Turkish premiere of the film.

This program’s screenings and events are free of admissions. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

Will You Dance With Me?

Will You Dance With Me?

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

High Fantasy

High Fantasy

Trailer

Happy Birthday, Marsha!

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.

I Copy Therefore I Am

I Copy Therefore I Am

Suggesting alternative models for new social and economic systems, SUPERFLEX works appear before us as energy systems, beverages, sculptures, copies, hypnosis sessions, infrastructure, paintings, plant nurseries, contracts, or specifically designed public spaces.

Symbols

Symbols

Pera Museum’s Cold Front from the Balkans exhibition curated by Ali Akay and Alenka Gregorič brings together contemporary artists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia.