A Cinema roundup. neo-Ottomanist fantasies find their place in cinema (Fetih 1453); 15 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online; NYT’s Once Upon a Time In Anatolia review…

CINEMA-TV – ‘Fetih 1453’ movie trailer stirs up Greece

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Turkish film through a ?Global Lens? in NY

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish movie ?Gişe Memuru? (Toll Booth), directed by Tolga Karaçelik will be screened with English…


6 Filmmakers Talk About Documentary Films in the Digital Age

from MediaShift
Lower costs in pro-consumer digital equipment, the crowdfunding phenomenon, and new online and mobile distribution models have opened the door the past few years to many first-time documentary filmmakers in the United States. Independent filmmaking is on the rise, and with that, a trend for more personalized storytelling.


15 Free Charlie Chaplin Films Online

from Open Culture by Dan Colman

The Short Films That Saved Pixar

from Open Culture by Dan Colman

Review | Once Upon a Time In Anatolia by Manohla Dargis

from Turkish Cinema Newsletter by M.A.M



Once Upon a Time In Anatolia

NYT Critics’ Pick

Cinema Guild

A scene from “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.”

One Search for a Body, Another for Meaning

Published: January 3, 2012

A metaphysical road movie about life, death and the limits of knowledge, ?Once Upon a Time in Anatolia? has arrived just in time to cure the adult filmgoer blues. It was directed by the Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan, whose earlier movies include ?Distant?and ?Three Monkeys? and who in recent years has emerged as one of the consistently most exciting directors on the international scene. His latest, which shared the grand prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, takes the unassuming form of a police investigation that, as miles and words mount, evolves into a plangent, visually stunning meditation on what it is to be human.


All About Turkish Films

by Jenny White

Image from jadaliyya


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