6th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FESTIVALSM
October 29 - November 30, 2001
Monday, October 29, 6:30 p.m.
TURKISH REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION
Readings of the Republic Day proclamations and screening of the film, Cumhuriyet.
Film: CUMHURIYET - THE REPUBLIC
Cumhuriyet is a film on the political and historical events of the first years of the Republic of Turkey (1922-1933), and private life of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, his relationships with his mother, his adopted children, and his marriage.
Wednesday, October 31, 8:15 p.m.
Jazz Concert: EMIR ISILAY
Featuring original compositions by Emir Isilay:
Saturday, November 3, 4 p.m.
Film: DURUSMA - TRIAL
Trial is a humorous story of "virginity" which takes place in an old district of Istanbul. The story is about Nazan, the beautiful girl in the neighborhood, who had two weddings but succeeded to stay a virgin. As her ex-husbands compete for Nazan's hand, her mother tries to land the best opportunity for herself.
Saturday, November 10, 2:30 p.m.
Film: ASANSOR - THE ELEVATOR
Young, famous, rich, the gold of the media... A leading TV reality show host, free of financial worries, thinks nothing of hurting people or causing them grief. To him, privacy and the right to a private life are no concepts. Only one day, he finds himself perched on the edge of a dark abyss that ranges from the high street gangs to the death of innocent people... Confronted abruptly with reality in the erratic elevator of life, he is set to learn about love, affection and betrayal. But will this be enough to save his life?
Saturday, November 10, 7 p.m.
Commemorating Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Documentary: "ATATURK VE MILLI MUCADELE"
A documentary on the independence war of Turkey and the life of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey. The film includes archival footage of World War I, Turkish War of Independence, and Ataturk's fifteen years as President of Turkey until his death on November 10, 1938.
1966, 100 minutes. In Turkish.
Friday, November 23, 4 p.m.
Film: KURT KANUNU - THE WOLF LAW
Based on the novel by Kemal Tahir. The story is set in the early years of the Republic.
Saturday, November 24, 4 p.m.
Film: GOLGE OYUNU - THE SHADOW PLAY
Two comedians, who perform in cheap night clubs and struggle for daily survival, find themselves in the middle of extraordinary and surreal events.
Friday, November 30, 2 p.m.
Film: MAVI SURGUN - THE BLUE EXILE
Winner of 1994 Istanbul International Film Festival Golden Tulip Award.
Based on the novel by Cevat Sakir Kabaagac, also known as "Halikarnas Balikcisi", the film is a biographic story of the famous author about his exile to Bodrum in the 1920s, where he later settled and spent the rest of his life.