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[Media Alert] “My Marlon and Brando” from Turkey in 2008 Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative Feature Competition during its North American Debut

The American Turkish Society and Moon and Stars Project co-present “My Marlon and Brando” with Tribeca Film Festival and offer an In-depth Conversation Crossing Borders: A Cinematic Journey from the West to the East" on May 2
WHATAcclaimed documentary filmmaker Huseyin Karabey’s feature debut Gitmek / My Marlon and Brando makes its  North American Premiere in 2008 Tribeca Film Festival’s World Narrative Feature Competition .

Three years ago, in real-life, Hama Ali, a charismatic B movie actor from Iraq, and Ayca,a fiery actress from Turkey, met on a film-set. Their love affair continued across borders through video love letters until the war in Iraq. As people fled from East to West seeking safety, Ayca decided to make the journey from West to East, seeking her lover. My Marlon and Brando, a feature film in which Ayca plays herself, is based on her extraordinary and, ultimately unexpected, experiences in such sad, mad times.

Please join us for an in-depth conversation with the filmmaker and the leading actress, who are also the screenwriters, as well as the producer and film critics at our event on May 2, "Crossing Borders: A Cinematic Journey from the West to the East."   

For additional information about the event:
WHO: Huseyin Karabey, Director and Screenwriter
Ayca Damgaci, Leading Actress and Screenwriter
Lucinda Englehart, Producer
Bilge Ebiri, Journalist and Filmmaker
Sukhdev Sandhu, Film Critic
WHEN: Friday, May 2, 2008
7:00 – 8:30pm - Panel Discussion
8:30 - 9:30pm - Cocktail Reception
WHERE: NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway (corner of Waverly)
Screening Room 109
New York, NY 10003

Co-Organized with NYU Institute for Artists and Global Change
CONTACT and RSVP: Selen Ucak -; 212.583.7614
WHY: The American Turkish Society - Founded in 1949, The American Turkish Society’s mission is to enhance economic, business, political and cultural relations between the United States in Turkey. The Society offers speaker series, lectures and panel discussions throughout the year to inform the American public of issues of current importance to Turkey and U.S.-Turkish relations and supports a variety of educational, cultural and philanthropic programs.

Moon and Stars Project
- Founded in 2002, Moon and Stars Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the changing face of Turkish arts and culture and establishing a two-way cultural interaction between the United States and Turkey.

Tribeca Film Festival offers roundtables for members of the press for their Documentary and Narrative films in Competition. In order to RSVP, please email, call 212-843-9304 or sign up in person at the Tribeca Film Festival Press Office. Space is limited. Please note that if you plan on attending a Roundtable, you must attend a screening of the film in advance. You do not need to RSVP for the Press & Industry Screenings.
Roundtable for My Marlon and Brando
May 1, 11:00am at Tribeca Press Office, 113 University Place
Hüseyin Karabey (director), Ayca Damgaci attending.

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