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      November 21, 2014 - November 23, 2014

      Friday   7:00 PM - Sunday 6:30 PM

      2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

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      8th Annual Turkish Film Festival

      Come out and watch some always interesting Turkish films at the 8th Annual Turkish Film Festival! 

      Movie line-up

      Friday 7pm - My Grandfather's People/ Dedemin Insanlari - 2011

      Director: Cagin Irmak

      Running Time: 123 min

      A drama film featuring Çetin Tekindor as a elderly exile, whose 10-year-old grandson still feels the affects of the 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, which forced his grandfather from Cyprus.

      Saturday 7pm - The Other Town/ Oteki Kasaba - 2011

      Directors: Nefin Dinc and Hercules Millas

      Running Time: 45 min

      Frozen conflicts are international disputes that are not resolved for many years. Greeks and Turks (and especially their states) have tense relations the last decades. The two sides fought against each other in the past and at present they face a series of disagreements. The film is about this conflict and the perceptions of the citizens of the two countries. Two towns, Birgi in western Turkey and Dimitsana in central Peloponnese, are chosen for this film. These towns are rich in memories about the Other. In the past the Ottomans had captured the Greek town and the Greeks the Turkish one.
      The filmmakers visited the two towns several times for a year and examined a range of aspects: how history is taught in schools, how the Other is presented during the national festivities, what the dignitaries think and say about the conflict and the past, what are the perceptions and the prejudices of the laymen and of the children, what the museums exhibit as history, etc. The inhabitants, young and old, were asked to speak about their feelings, fears and prospects vis-à-vis the Other.

      Saturday 9 pm - Zenne the Dancer - 2012

      Director: M. Caner Alpay

      Running Time: 99 minutes

      A feature film about an unusual trio: Daniel, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Turkish values. Can, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots of love and support from his family, and Ahmet born to an eastern and conservative family whose quest for honesty and liberty results in a tragic end. ZENNE Dancer is inspired by true stories. 

      Sunday 5pm - Love Me/Sev Beni - 2013

      Directors: Maryna Er Gorbach - Mehmet Bahadir Er (Ukraine -Turkey)

      Running Time:  90 minutes

      Attractive Ukrainian woman (Sasha) who decides to end a long-term relationship with a married lover from Moscow. Fighting the fear of loneliness, she brings home a foreigner in order to get pregnant and never see him again. Cemal is a young Turkish man, betrothed by his family to a girl he’s never seen. Despite his aspirations of true love, he has no choice but to oblige to tradition. Dragged by his uncle and cousin in the middle of winter to Ukraine for his bachelor party, the young man suddenly finds himself in the night clubs of Kyiv. Things might just change for the young man, when he stumbles upon the beautiful Sascha - an independent and confident girl with an agenda of her own. Surprisingly, Cemal turns out to be the man who makes Sasha feel like a real woman for the first time in her life and not ‘an evening lady’ who is called to satisfy men’s sexual needs. Despite the language barrier the chemistry between them is undeniable. Even after this deep emotional experience, Sasha still faces a dilemma: to learn to love or to keep running away from herself in the everlasting sex marathon…? Is there any chance for true love?... Sprinkled with hilarious notes of cultural clashes and an endearing display of the kindness of strangers, this idiosyncratic “comedy drama” will warm hearts in the most unexpected way.

      As always admission is free of charge but please register in advance to ensure yourself a seat!

      Impeccably Planned will be hosting a kick off party on Thursday November 20th at Tulip!! Stay tuned for details!!!

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