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“Utopia In Four Movements” Comes to Ankara And Eskisehir

April 2, 2012

After a successful run at the 2011 !f Film Festival in Istanbul, the directors and composers of the “live documentary” Utopia in Four Movements are coming to screen the film in Ankara and Eskisehir this month.  

With support from the Public Affairs section at the US Embassy, Bilkent University (Ankara) and Anadolu University (Eskisehir), film-makers Sam Green, Dave Cerf and musicians Brendan Canty, Todd Griffin and Catherine McRae return to Turkey for two performances of their work and workshops with film students. 

Utopia means the good place, or the nowhere place.  The director visits consumer, capitalist, linguistic and religious utopias.  All of them seem to fail, or at least fray, but the Utopian impulse remains.  Why?  Does the human urge to harmony, despite all the evidence that discord will always be with us, trump everything?  Is a world without utopian thinking just too depressing? 

The documentary is in English with Turkish subtitles. Question and answer sessions will follow the screenings. 

The Ankara screening will take place on April 9 at 17:30 at Bilkent University.

The Eskisehir screening will take place on April 12 at 17:00 at Anadolu University. 

Admission is free and no tickets are required.  For further information please contact U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section.