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Final Film Announced! Saturday Night Tickets Available!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

"High-stakes, high-seas psychodrama, gripping to the bitter end." - BFI

2015 Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor, 2015 East End Film Festival Best Film, screened at Sundance Film Festival

An agency boat takes on three new crew members to a bulkcarrier named MV Sarmasik (IVY). The ship is aimed to sail to her loading port in Egypt, but as she is sailing down south the shipowner goes bankrupt. When the ship reaches the Egyptian port, the captain and everyone else on board learns that there is a lien on the ship and they are not allowed to get on land nor call the port. Due to sea safety regulations, a skeleton crew remains. IVY is the story of these six remaining men on the ship for a hundred and twenty days. During this period, these men suffer hunger and thirst, face isolation, and day by day paranoia grows amongst them. They argue, divide into groups, transition from wanting to align with the captain to forming an opposition against him... and the ship turns into a hunting ground. 

5:30pm / Turkish with English subtitles / 104 minutes


Pre-screening reception and post-screening Q&A with actor Nadir Sarıbacak

Meet the acclaimed actor known for his roles in Winter Sleep (2014) and Yozgat Blues (2013).

A ticket to Ivy includes admission to the film, as well as the pre-screening reception and post-screening Q&A.


Seventh Film Announced! Sunday Night Tickets Available!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

"Tightly driven and well acted, first-time writer and director Faruk Hacihafizoglu slowly ratchets up the pressure before a tense and exacting finale.- The Upcoming

Nominated for Best Film of the Year at the Istanbul International Film Festival

It is 1981: Turkey is at the dawn of one of its most atrocious coup d’etats and its hardest winters. In Kars, the people’s need for coal is as acute as their need for freedom. That winter, coal’s value equals almost the same as diamonds. 

Three children, Serhat, Gürbüz and İbo, whose treasury is made up only of their sleds and dreams, are about to start a journey in pursuit of coal. In their search the heroes find intelligence and strength within their struggle. An innocent adventure for resources, situated under the shadow of the coup d’etat, will turn into a landmark journey where they come face-to-face with the realities and responsibilities that coming-of-age brings.

5:30pm / Turkish with English subtitles / 90 minutes



Sixth Film Announced! Sunday Afternoon Tickets Available!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

"Here comes a touching, intricate and character driven story that earns its feel-good ending and even leaves a drop of sweet melancholia in the mind. - Today's Zaman
Nominated for Best Film of the Year at the Istanbul International Film Festival

On his deathbed, Suat, an old truckdriver in Macedonia, requests that his son, Sakip, find his second son, Selim, who he abandoned as a baby.  Sakip, upon learning he has a brother, sets off from Macedonia to Istanbul, knowing only his brother's name and an old address. The two brothers fail to hit it off from the first moment on. Sakip tells about their father’s last wish, but Selim refuses to travel to Macedonia. However, Sakip is determined to take him to their father before he passes. Seeing that he cannot convince Selim, one night Sakip kidnaps a drunken Selim, takes him in his car and they hit the road on a hilarious and heart-warming adventure.

12:30pm / Turkish with English subtitles / 101 minutes

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Fifth Film Announced! Sunday Afternoon Tickets Available!

 Sunday, April 3, 2016

"A coming-of-age fable mapped onto a prison break, at once dream-hazed and sharp-edged with suspense." - The New Yorker

French Entry for Best Foreign Language Film in the 2016 Academy Awards, Deniz Gamze Ergüven's debut feature, Mustang tells the story of five free-spirited teenaged sisters. Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey, the sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Though their games are merely innocent fun, a neighbor passes by and reports what she considers to be illicit behavior to the girls’ family. The family overreacts, removing all “instruments of corruption,” like cell phones and computers, and essentially imprisoning the girls, subjecting them to endless lessons in housework in preparation for them to become brides. As the eldest sisters are married off, the younger ones bond together to avoid the same fate. The fierce love between them empowers them to rebel and chase a future where they can determine their own lives in this powerful portrait of female empowerment.
(Turkish with English subtitles) 




Fourth Film Announced! Friday Night Tickets Available!

 Friday, April 1, 2016


"[Zeki Demirkubuz] definitely has vision. And his latest film “Bulantı” (Nausea), packed with thrusting drama, is no different." - Today's Zaman

The latest installment from famed director Zeki Demirkubuz tells the story of Ahmet, a prominent intellectual, who loses his wife and daughter in a traffic accident which happens while he was spending the night with his lover. As a person who cares about nothing and bows to nothing, Ahmet is not much affected by this tragic event and goes on with his life. After a while, without any apparent reason, he experiences certain changes in himself and his life. Small mishaps, strange misfortunes happen one after another. He is not on good terms with the woman he loves very much anymore. He has difficulties facing life and reveals unexpected weaknesses.
(Turkish with English subtitles)

Meet Zeki Demirkubuz!
One of Turkey's most celebrated directors, Zeki Demirkubuz brings to the screen yet another thrilling film.

A ticket to Bulanti allows you entrance to the pre-screening reception where you'll get the opportunity to meet with the director, as well as the post-screening Q&A.





Third Film Announced! Opening Night Tickets Available!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The latest film from Çağan Irmak, one of Turkey’s most beloved and popular filmmakers, Nadide Hayat (A Unique Life) tells the comedic story of Nadide, who is searching for hapiness after the death of her husband.  Now over 50, Nadide once chose marraige over college and a career, and struggles to keep her family together.  After reading an article in the paper, Nadide enrolls in college and finds herself on a journey setting sail for a new start at life with a group of young and mysterious captains. Join Nadide as she jumps into the deep!

Meet Yetkin Dikinciler
Tickets to Nadide Hayat (A Unique Life) include admission to the Opening Night pre-screening reception, as well as post-screening Q&A with the actor.



Second Film Announced!

 Saturday, April 2, 2016

"A side-splitting essay film" - Variety

Showing for the first time in New YorkCem Kaya's vibrant documentary  Remake, Remix, Rip-Off offers an entertaining essay on Turkish popular cinema through the years and the role of "copy culture" in Yeşilçam, the Turkish film industry. Through abundant film excerpts and interviews with actors and filmmakers, this documentary revisits the wild heyday of Turkish cinema in the sixties and seventies, back when Yeşilçam was producing hundreds of titles annually. Name any Western hit film, there's a Turkish version to it, be it Tarzan, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, Rambo, Superman or Star Wars

If Luke Skywalker hits one time, Turkish action hero Cüneyt Arkın hits a hundred times and we know, he means it!


Turkish with English Subtitles, 96 minutes, 2014


A ticket to Ivy includes admission to the film, as well as the post-screening Q&A with director Cem Kaya.


First Film for 2016 Announced!


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Showing for the first time in New York, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 71st Venice Film FestivalSivas tells the story of Aslan, an eleven-year-old boy, and Sivas, a weathered fighting dog who develop a strong relationship after Aslan finds Sivas wounded in a ditch, left to die. Aslan contends for love of Ayse, the "princess" of the village, and Sivas, having found a new lease on life, wins one fight after another. However, as Sivas’s success attracts more attention by the village head, the roles change and Aslan finds himself in an unexpected crashcourse into adulthood, leaving the princess behind.

Turkish with English Subtitles, 97 minutes, 2014