The Middle East Initiative and the Radcliffe Institute are offering free tickets to a limited-time screeening of Mustang (Turkey, 2015), the Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated film by Turkish director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, at the Kendall Square Cinema on Wednesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 28 at 7:10pm.

Unfortunately free tickets have all been distributed. Additional tickets can be purchased directly via the Kendall Square Cinema's website for remaining shows, by clicking here. The film plays through Thursday, January 28.

Email Events Administrator Chris Mawhorter at with any questions.

About the film:
Mustang (2015) explores changing understandings of gender and its demonstration in a specific location and context. Synopsis of the film: In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters, who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.

Read an Exclusive Filmmaker Letter from director/co-writer Deniz Gamze Ergüven, via the Kendall.

Watch the Trailer:


More opportunities for engagement:
This film is presented in part by the Radcliffe Institute's Academic Ventures program. In order to support the intellectual discussion at the Institute’s spring gender conference, Ways with Words: Exploring Language and Gender the Academic Ventures program at the Radcliffe Institute is offering a range of partner-based programs over the next four months around campus. The programs are designed to stimulate thinking and new connections to some of the topics of the conference, which will take place on March 3 and 4.