BSAF 2019: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Four

Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 is here, people! And we’re bringing you all the schedules, all the goings on from ALL the festivals over the next six weeks, so hold on tight, kiddies! 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 it’s 18th annual fest today. BTFF is a component of the overall Boston Turkish Festival, which also has a great line up of music performances to enjoy.

Day four kicks off at 4 PM with the documentary Let The Kid Play, from directors Hacı Mehmet Duranoğlu and Atalay Taşdiken. Here’s the official write up from the festival website:

A film about the birth and evolution of cinema in the Ottoman era, Let the Kid Play focuses on the spread of cinematic technology, which was developed in the 1890s and which transformed the 20th century art to a significant extent, across the Ottoman lands. The film contains images from films which, though cited in written sources, researchers do not often have the chance to access as well as a variety of visual materials while bringing to light new documents to encourage a renewed discussion of the issue, the film also seeks to throw up new questions about cinema history for cinema enthusiasts to ponder.

Tonight’s second screening at 6:30 PM is the drama”Trust” from director Sefa Öztürk:

Ali and Meryem are an ordinary family on the surface. Meryem has a child from a previous relationship with Ferit. When Ferit reappears years later, Ali puts his wife to a test of trust. While Meryem is caught between her sense of gratitude and the agony of love, Ali’s self-esteem begins to crumble. Ferit’s murder fans the flames of distrust between them. They are too suspicious of one another to talk. During the police questioning, they cling to one another once again. Complicity becomes the glue of trust between them. Now they are a proper family.

Both screenings take place at the Alfond Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St, Boston. Tickets for both screenings can be purchased through the MFA website. Tickets for “Let The Kid Play” are here; and tickets for “Trust” are here.

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

BTFF continues through Sunday, and also next week from Wednesday-Sunday,

We’ll have your schedule every morning during BTFF’s run, and links to film and ticket information. We’ll also be covering BTFF and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast!

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