Saturday, April 4, 2020
2:30 pm–4:55 pm
Barbara and Theodore Alfond Auditorium (Auditorium G36)
Ticket Required
Add to Calendar 2020-04-04 14:30:00 2020-04-04 16:55:00 Meeting Jim 04/04/2020 02:30 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston America/New_York public

Join us for special screenings of award-winning films from the Boston Turkish Festival’s Documentary & Short Film Competition, which celebrated its 14th year in 2019, followed by award ceremony and a panel discussion moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

Directed by Ece Ger (2018, 76 min.). Documentary. Digital.

Best Documentary Jury Award.

Meeting Jim is about a journey back to the lifetime of Jim Haynes who established the very first paperback bookshop in Britain, co-founded the Traverse Theatre, was a catalyst for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, established the London Traverse Theatre Company, co-founded the newspaper I.T., the underground pop club U.F.O., and the London Arts Lab. After being influenced by Gary Davis, he printed World Passports and thousands of people travelled on them. In his Paris atelier, he created a salon tradition with open dinners every Sunday evening for some 40 years and over 130,000 guests to date – and counting… Witnessing this tradition, The Guardian calls him ‘the founder of the social network’. At the age of 83, he keeps introducing people to each other because he thinks that the more people meet each other, the better the world is.

Watch the trailer.

Preceded by Stone (Taş)

Directed by Alican Yücesoy (2019, 12 min.). Digital.

Best Short Film Jury and Audience Awards.

Stone is set in a strange universe where everything is familiar: the neighborhood, the school, home, the marketplace, and the people. But every person has a stone they need to carry with them from birth to death. The stones grow with each person and it is forbidden to go anywhere without one. Muzaffer’s curiosity separates him from everyone else in this world when he asks a simple question: What happens if I drop my stone?

April 4 screenings will be followed by a Q and A with the directors.

Wheelchair accessible symbol

Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted tickets for most of our films. For more information, please call 617-369-3310.

University Members can purchase $5 same-day tickets in person for regularly priced screenings. Valid student ID required, limit of one ticket per ID.