Thursday Cinema "At Home"


November 26 – November 29, 2020

Hd Export00 49 38 17still032 <i>Cranks</i> [Sersemler] (2019) filminden bir kare ©La Distributrice<br />
Still from Cranks (2019) ©La Distributrice

You can watch online from November 26, 19.00 at

Cranks, 2019
Director: Ryan McKenna
95 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

A city symphony set in isolated and sleepy town of Winnipeg in Canada, Cranks (2019) emulates the aesthetic of a photography book—each new scene is a black & white tableau vivant of a new character and setting: an elderly woman suffering from delusion of pregnancy, a young woman concerned by the lights in her home, a single mother hiding her true identity to find love, a man consumed by his anger… Connecting these lonely characters is the cranky letters they all wrote to Peter Warren, the radio host of the infamous program Action Line, which was broadcast throughout between 1971 and 1998.

Winnipeg-born filmmaker Ryan McKenna reimagines the lives of the strange inhabitants of this town, based on their complaints directed to Action Line. She explores how journalists like Warren, who pioneered an accusatory and belligerent style of reporting, and the enraged way of tackling issues has trickled down into the culture, affecting the real lives.

“At Home” films will be streamed at between September 24 and November 29, and will only be accessible to online audiences in Turkey. Thursday Cinema has been supported by Garanti BBVA Mortgage since 2014.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.