Festival on Wheels to hit the road in Edremit
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Tuncel Kurtiz’s ‘Gül Hasan’ will be on screen in Edremit tomorrow.The 19th Festival on Wheels will begin on Nov. 27 in the Aegean district of Edremit with a special commemoration of legendary actor Tuncel Kurtiz, a resident of the district who passed away in September.
The day’s line-up will include screenings of his film “Gül Hasan” (Hasan the Rose), and a documentary, “Tuncel Kurtiz: a Trusted Travel Companion of the Festival on Wheels.” There will also be further film screenings in the town throughout the day.
The festival will move to Ankara for more screenings between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5 before traveling to the northern province of Sinop from Dec. 6 to 9.
The second opening of this year’s festivals will pay tribute to another important name. In its first ever screening in Ankara, Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film “Blackmail” will be presented with live music accompaniment at the city’s State Art and Sculpture Museum on Nov. 28.
In conjunction with the film screenings, the festival will also be hosting a “What To Do?” panel discussion, addressing issues such as alternative forms of organization, representation and pluralist democracy, along with urban activism.