Watchtower: Passport to World Cinema Series

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Watchtower: Passport to World Cinema Series

Date(s) - Wed 9/18
7:30 pm

The Gershman Y

FREE for PFS Members
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The Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts are proud to present Passport to World Cinema, a handpicked selection of the year’s strongest cinema from around the globe. Each of the monthly screenings will include a notable international film title from the recent film festival circuit and a post-screening talkback led by a local film connoisseur. The ongoing partnership, now in its second year, encourages cinematic discussion and film education among local students and audiences via contemporary masterpieces.

About the film

In a remote town in rural Turkey, a man stationed as a lookout in a forest fire tower begins a relationship with a mysterious woman. As their lives begin to entwine, the two discover that their respective dark secrets may soon collide in this stirring drama.

Director: Pelin Esmer
Cast: Olgun Simsek, Nilay Erdonmez, Menderes Samancilar, Laçin Ceylan, Riza Akin
Country/Year: Turkey/Germany/France
Language: Turkish
Run time: 100 minutes
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Film Discussion led by Sunka Simon

Professor Simon is an authority on popular German culture; feminist criticism; poststructuralist literary theory and cultural studies (Wien und Berlin; Gender, Genre, and Utopia; Body-Talk: Engendering the Female Body; Gender and Race in European Cinema).

She has published journal articles and book chapters on German popular culture and film and is the author of Mail-Orders (State University of New York Press, 2002) which explores the contemporary uses of letters and letter writing-including electronic mail-in literature, film, and art. Her next book,Eurovision: Intersections of Gender, Race, and Place in Popular German Culture, 1950-2000 is a cultural media study of the interdependent constructions of space, gender, race, class, and memory in popular German-language hits on radio, TV, and in literature and film.

Professor Simon received an M.A. from Universität Hamburg and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.


General Admission: $5.00
PFS Members: FREE
UArts Current Students & Faculty: FREE