Pera Museum’s new film program to present ‘Pioneers of Cinema Verite’
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Documentary directors Don Alan Pennebaker (R) and Chris Hegedus.Pera Museum’s film program hosts pioneers of cinema verite from Jan. 6 to Jan. 29. The program “Pioneers of Cinema Verite: Pennebaker and Hegedus” presents a journey into the world of documentary filmmaking, and the famous directors’ documentary films will be screened at Pera Museum’s cinema stage.
Donn Alan Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus form one of the most respected and unique teams of documentary filmmakers working today. Known for their unobtrusive, cinema verite style of filmmaking, the directors follow their subjects using handheld cameras and available light with minimal interruption. The result is a candid portrait of a real-life drama in which the characters determine the action.
Pera Film give a chance to audiences to explore a total of 11 feature-length and short Pennebaker and Hegedus films under five headings: “New Documentary,” “America Goes to Election,” “Music Directly,” “Jean-Luc Godard” and “A Portrait.”
Movies such as “Monterey Pop,” “Making Kings of Pastry,” “Jimi Plays Monterey” and “Alice Cooper” are among the documentary films that will be on screen at Pera Museum in January.