We Rule the Streets!
Life, Art, Music

12 September - 03 October 2014

“I dance for no reason, for reasons you can’t dance,
Call me an activist of intellectualized circumstance
You can’t learn my steps until you unlearn your thoughts Spirit,
soul, can’t be store-bought.”

Saul Williams

Pera Film begins its new season with an energetic and gripping program titled We Rule the Streets: life, art, music. Presented parallel to the exhibition Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art, the program peaks into the street, life on the street and the culture it nourishes. As Norman Mailer has expressed “in the environment of the slum, the courage to display yourself is your only capital.” The city’s vein, the street, encapsulates many: the masses roar, the youth thunder and thus an eclectic culture is born. This diverse selection of films with different genres and themes all come under the same roof of how humanity has created an indelible relationship with the one and only pathway, the street. From living to surviving, to creating and performing, to cherishing, listening and moving each film explores the street through a specific angle. It is time We Rule the Streets!

Screenings can be seen with a discounted museum ticket (8 TL). No reservations taken.

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