BSAF 2019: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day Eight

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.

Today’s offerings begin at 1:30 PM with the North American premiere The Pigeon, from director Banu Sıvacı. Here’s the official write up from the festival website:

Yusuf is a young man living with his sister and brother in one of Adana’s suburbs. On the rooftop of the building where they live, he passionately feeds and breeds the pigeons he inherited from his father. He is especially attached to a female pigeon named Maverdi. His brother forces him to work and to earn money. Yusuf, who doesn’t know any other world than the one with his pigeons on the roof, will face the life or labor and the harsh realities of his neighborhood.

The second screening today is 3:30 PM,  the Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning drama Butterflies, from director Tolga Karaçelik:

In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.

Both screenings takes place at the Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington St, Boston. Tickets for “The Pigeon” are here; tickets for “Butterflies” are here.

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

BTFF will be off for the next few days but will return for its final weekend of films on Thursday, April 4.

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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