Kutlug Ataman: Journey to the Moon
- 6pm: Film screening, A Journey to the Moon
- 8pm: Conversation with Ataman and Gary Garrels, SFMOMA senior curator of painting and sculpture
Journey to the Moon
Set in a remote village in Erzincan province, Eastern Turkey, Journey to the Moon follows the quest of four villagers to travel to the moon, documented with the use of found black-and-white photos and the aid of a local narrator. Established Turkish intellectuals offer their views of the events that took place in 1957. The resulting film curiously becomes an in-depth study of contemporary Turkish culture, rather than an historical documentary.