Cinema Showcase Hosted by Fred Craden


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Jun 26 7:30 PM
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 3 Tue, Jul 16 7:30 PM


Cinema Showcase Hosted by Fred Craden

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Ahlat Agaci


Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 pm | $7 Members | $12 Public

The Sky Room Cafe will be closing at 5 PM the evening of this event.

Following in the great tradition of family dramas like Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Wild Pear Tree weaves an evocative tale of creative struggle and familial responsibility- with inspired performances, sumptuous imagery and surprising bursts of humor.

Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university, hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is. The Wild Pear Tree is one of director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s most personal works to date. It is a film as rich, layered and uncompromising as the novel its headstrong hero is working to publish. (Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden, 2018, 188 Mins., NR, Turkish | Dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)