Yeşilçam movies head for US
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
‘Züğürt Ağa,’ a classic of Yeşilçam, will also be shown in the festival.Istanbul’s Bahçeşehir University is preparing to organize the International Yeşilçam Film Festival on May 27 at the Goethe Institute in Washington, D.C.
According to a written statement made by the university, the films “Selvi Boylum Al Yazmalım” (The Girl with the Red Scarf), “Züğürt Aga” (The Agha) and “Ah Güzel Istanbul” (Oh Beautiful Istanbul) will all be screened during the festival honoring Yeşilçam, Turkey’s cinema industry.
The opening reception will include a speech by Harriet Fulbright, who gave her name to the prestigious college that is also collaborating on the festival. The opening will also draw significant film scholars from George Washington University, Georgetown University and George Mason University.
As part of the event, Professor Ercüment Akman from Georgetown University will also provide information on the values Yeşilçam films are based on.