"How I Learned to Speak Turkish" Film Screening: June 28th

How I Learned to Speak Turkish will be having a rare NYC screening June 28th as part of “Where Less Is More,” an evening of shorts presented by New York Women in Film.

The films are about pigeon racing, immigrants in Greece, a aPakistani-American kite-flying competition, a psychiatric patient’s recovery, a Jewish immigrant’s journey to West Virginia, and a Margaret Cho tribute! .

There will be a Q&A following the screening, and an after-party with cash bar and complimentary food.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Anthology Film Archives [32 East Second Avenue, New York]
Tickets $6 – $9 (can be or purchased at box office)
After party: Dempsey’s Pub, 61 2nd Avenue


Winner – Atlanta Film Festival Jury Prize – Best Documentary Short
Using a witty first-person documentary style, the story begins as the filmmaker Therese Shechter travels to Turkey to interview young Turkish women for a documentary on feminism. Instead, she becomes fascinated with Turkish men. And they, in turn, are fascinated with her. The film is a twisted and entertaining travelogue that asks important questions about identity, sexuality and the nature of female power. And it’s all true.


  • Download the whole film from IndiePix for the low arkadaş price of $7.95 or
  • Watch the trailer plus bonus clips of Hakan and the dancing fools of Cafe Vazgal.
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[Taken from e-mail newsletter and modified for this blog post]

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