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.
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.
With English subtitles