Sun, June 19th

Zülfü Livaneli Screening& Book Reading


Doors 3pm
Show 4pm
Advance Price
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Zülfü Livaneli & His Words

Sunday, June 19th
part of Istanbulive III: Sounds of Civilizations Weekend 

Film Screening of "VEDA" (movie is in Turkish/ subtitles in English)
Book reading from "BLISS"  
& Panel Discussion with Zülfü Livaneli 

+ a special short performance of the score of "Bliss"

4pm - 6pm -- Film Screening
6pm - 6:30pm -- Book Reading
6:30pm - 6:45pm -- Performance
7:00pm -- Panel Discussion

RSVP is a must for the screening - limited seating! rsvp HERE

"Bliss" (St. Martin's Press) Book written by Zulfu Livaneli: Fifteen-year-old Meryem lives in a rural village in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Her simple, conventional way of life changes dramatically after her uncle, a sheikh in a dervish order, rapes her—and condemns her to death for shaming the family. Asked to carry out the “honor killing” is his son Cemal, a commando in the Turkish army. So begins a long, mystifying voyage for Meryem as her shell-shocked cousin ushers her to the shining metropolis of Istanbul where another troubled soul, the Harvard-educated professor Irfan, embarks on his own journey of transformation—one that catapults him into the heart of Meryem and Cemal’s conflict. The crossed-paths and interwoven destinies of these three characters makes for an affecting, by turns brutal and life-affirming portrayal of traditional and modern-day Turkey that no reader will soon forget.

"Veda" Movie written and directed by  Zülfü Livaneli: Veda is a 2010 Turkish biographical film, written and directed by Zülfü Livaneli based on the memoirs of Salih Bozok, which traces the life of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on February 26, 2010 is one of the highest-grossing Turkish films of 2010. 

RSVP is a must for the screening - limited seating! rsvp HERE