BOSTON SPRINGS A FETHIVAL: Boston Turkish Film Festival, Day One

btf_logo_facebook_400x400This has got to be one of the stranger scheduling choices of late, but today is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the day when Bostonians go nuts celebrating the Irish heritage of the town, which is centered mostly in the South End. So of course, The 15th annual Boston Turkish Film Festival has it’s opening night tonight. Well, they have to fit it in SOMEWHERE…and the Irish Film Festival already concluded on Sunday…:-)

Boston Turkish Film Festival is unique in it’s own way, running films off and on throughout a time period slightly more than a month long. It’s also heavily attended, as Boston’s Turkish community always turns out to support it, as do many film buffs in the area.

The festival kicks off tonight with it’s opening night film, the award winning drama Ivy, which will play tonight at 6:30 PM at the Remis Auditorium @ Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the festival’s opening reception.

Over the next four weeks, we’ll be bringing you info on the many Turkish-centered films that will be playing at this festival, and hopefully helping you to open your eyes about modern Turkish-centric cinema.

All screenings will take place at the MFA, and tickets can be purchased directly from the MFA’s film site and full information about the full lineup of films coming to the BTFF, including the Oscar-nominated film Mustang, can be had by going to the official website for the festival.

Stay tuned to eCinemaBoston as we bring you all the info about yet another of the specialty fests that help make up the busy Boston Springs A Fethival season! And don’t forget, BTFF is one of over a half-dozen fests that will be including in Subject:CINEMA‘s annual two-part Boston Springs A Fethival podcasts in May!