Our May screening at The Old Hairdressers will be Çetin Inanç’s Turkish Star Wars (Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, 1982). The screening takes place at 7pm on Thursday 21/05, upstairs in the gallery area of the bar. Back in 1982, big western movies didn’t get screened in large parts of Turkey, so some enterprising filmmakers decided to make their own versions – and made up for their lack of budget by stealing music and special effects from major US films, which they often back-projected behind their actors, in the wrong ratio. Turkish Star Wars is the most famous of hundreds of similar efforts and we’re very excited to watch it with you. Read more about it here.
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There’ll be music and more after the film, since this month also doubles as a zine launch for Physical Impossibility #3: Copywrongs, which features Turkish Star Wars, alongside many other films that have also flaunted copyright in one way or another. Films like FW Murnau’s Nosferatu, Never Say Never Again, the Django series, the Italian Zombi franchise and a host of cheeky sequels. The zine features beautiful illustrations by Jon Adam, Emily Chappell, Peony Gent, Ken Da Koalah, Valpuri Karinen, Claudia Nova, L See and Drew Walker alongside writing by Nicola Balkind, Ryan Balmer, Ian Dunn, Craig McClure, Paul McGarvey, Harriet Warman and Sean Welsh.
This is the fifth screening in our monthly series at The Old Hairdressers, which takes place on the third Thursday of every month. Previous screenings there have been The Beaver Trilogy (dir. Trent Harris, 2001; 1979-85), Stunt Rock (dir. Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1980) in association with Glasgow Film Festival, Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (William Klein, 1966) and Cecil B Demented (John Waters, 2000).