BSAF 2018: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Six

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston. But this year is especially crazy, because FIVE of the festivals were running their programming on the same weekend. Now, that weekend has passed, and we’re down to just two festivals for the next weekend. Much easier to choose..or is it? 🙂

So…lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info!

The Boston Turkish Film Festival continues its second of three weekends for it’s 17th annual program with two more screenings. As always, all screenings are at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Tonight’s offering is the documentary Nublu: Music Of Now from director Sercan Sezgin . Here’s the official synopsis from the BTFF website:

Nublu is an impressionistic documentary about an underground jazz club in the lower east side encompassing the music traditions of NYC. Nublu features big chunks of musical performances from Nublu Orchestra, Henry Threadgill’s Ensemble, Sun Ra Arkestra, Brazilian Girls, Jojo Mayer’s Nerve & more, whilst visiting the history of some of the earlier jazz clubs in the East Village.

The screening starts at 5 PM, and tickets can be purchased here.

Following that is Sour Apples from director and star Yılmaz Erdoğan. Here’s the official synopsis from the BTFF website:

Muazzez has to remind her father, an ageing man with Alzheimer’s, who he is before he dies. The year is 1977. After two terms as mayor of the town, Aziz Özay has just failed to be re-elected for a third. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a spectacular house complete with orchards and a garden. The rest of the townsfolk either steal into the orchards to swipe fruit or write love letters to the girls. One night, one of the daughters, Muazzez, catches one of the culprits. The culprit is Özgür, a handsome guy who could have stepped out of the pages of a photonovel. Özgür has a different sort of smell about him. It turns out to be the smell of his hair, of something they call “shampoo”. And so begins an adventure that grows into a web of stories taking in marriages for love, marriages under protest, military takeovers, never-ending civil war and migration, untold joys and disappointments.

The screening starts at 7 PM, and tickets can be purchased here. This film will also encore later in the festival, so if you miss it tonight, you’ll have one more chance to see it!

BTFF will return Saturday, and Sunday with both new and encore offerings for your choosing!

For complete information on the festival and it’s upcoming offerings, be sure to visit the official website at!

Be sure to stay informed by keeping your browser on eCinemaBoston for complete schedule and ticket info! And don’t forget, BTFF will be part of our sister podcast Subject:CINEMA’s massive BSAF coverage throughout the month of May, and also in our huge BSAF SuperGuide PDF online magazine, also coming in mid-May!