Thursday Cinema
The World's Greatest Fair

Salt Galata

June 2, 2016 19.00

The World’s Greatest Fair <i>The World’s Greatest Fair</i> [Dünyanın En Harika Fuarı] (2004) filminden bir kare ©Janson Media
Still from the film The World’s Greatest Fair (2004) ©Janson Media
SALT Galata, Auditorium

The World’s Greatest Fair (2004)
Director: Scott Huegerich and Bob Miano
116 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

It was the beginning of what Theodore Roosevelt called “the American century.” The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair was intended to be the biggest and best world’s fair ever. And it was. This documentary looks at an important time in American history through a series of compelling, intimate and entertaining stories.

Formally known as the “Louisiana Purchase Exposition,” the fair was designated as the centennial celebration of the United States’ purchase of the Louisiana territory from France in 1803. Both a continuation of trade fairs common in the region and the first public display of consumer goods and popular culture, the exhibition is one many that has a lingering architectural impact. Even though most structures were built to be temporary, the Palace of Fine Arts today serves as the Saint Louis Art Museum.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.