One and the Many Screenings:
Remake, Remix, Rip-Off

Salt Galata

September 21, 2016 19.00

Super Woman Spreads Terror Lobby Card 1972 <i>MOTÖR: Kopya Kültürü ve Popüler Türk Sineması</i> (2014) belgeselinden bir kare
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Still from the film Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (2014)
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SALT Galata, Auditorium

Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (2014)
Director: Cem Kaya
96 minutes
Turkish and German; English subtitles

Turkey in the 1960s and 1970s was one of the biggest producers of film in the world even though its film industry, Yeşilçam, didn’t have enough written material to start with. In order to keep up with the demand, screenwriters and directors were copying scripts and remaking movies from all over the world. These quickly and low-budget produced look-alike movies were adapted to the taste of local audiences with huge success in the rural Anatolian hinterland. What they lacked in equipment and budget they compensated through excessive use of manpower both behind and in front of the camera.

Taking seven years to produce, Cem Kaya’s Remake, Remix, Rip-Off (2014) features interviews with legendary Turkish directors, producers, actors and film technicians, as the documentary uncovers and captures a glimpse of the country’s tumultuous history of movie making.

Organized in parallel to the exhibition One and the Many at SALT Galata, the program is free. Reservations are not accepted.