Turkish film festival rolls into Boston

Turkish film festival rolls into Boston

Turkish film festival rolls into Boston

Turkish director Reha Erdem’s ‘Jîn’ will make the opening of the 13rd Boston Turkish Film Festival on March 20. The event will continue until April 26.

Continuing its tradition of highlighting contemporary Turkish cinema and Turkish filmmakers, the 13rd Boston Turkish Film Festival will be held between March 20 and April 26.

The festival will open with Reha Erdem’s “Jîn” at the Museum of Fine Arts, although 19 other films will also be featured at the event, including some making their North American premieres.

The 2014 Boston Turkish Film Festival Award for Excellence in Turkish Cinema will be bestowed on director Reis Çelik at an award ceremony scheduled for after the screening of “Film Against All Odds” (İnadına Film Çekmek).

The festival will also pay a tribute to legendary actor Tuncel Kurtiz, who passed away last year. Three films with Kurtiz, “Tales of Intransigence” (İnat Hikayeleri), “Film Against All Odds,” and “Happy Family Journal” (Mutlu Aile Defteri) will be screened.

During the festivities, award-winning films of the 18th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition will also be rescreened. The event will also include a post-awards panel discussion moderated by film critic Peter Keough.

A special concert series in the music program of the festival in April will be given by the Tanini Trio on April 12, pianist Ayşegül Durakoğlu on April 19 and guitarist Cem Duruöz on April 26.