Just WHO is Yadigar Ejder?
That’s the question The Duke is looking to answer this month: a stunt man, a character actor, dedicated member of Turkish Cinema, pauper, forgotten soul… he is all these and more – an embodiment of all forgotten actors in films everywhere!
To celebrate the anniversary of his death; The Duke is dedicating an entire evening to celebrating the unsung heroes of cinema: those who take the death-defying risks but never see the glory – stuntman, characters actors, body doubles and more!
Our main film for the evening is a Cüneyt Arkin classic – ‘Yikilmayan Adam’ – a crazy socio-political action commentary on the state of Turkey in 1977!
Trust us when we say that no-one has ever defended socialism as Cüneyt Arkin does – with high-kicks, punches and endless, endless violence!
This will be the first time the film has been shown to an audience outside Turkey with English subtitles!
Our trash will be paying tribute to not only the man but all his counterparts across time and space whilst instead of the usual short we’ll be delivering a crash course as to who exactly is Yadigar Ejder. As usual we’ll have music to fit the theme of the evening with ruckus action tunes, posters to make your eyes pop and a quiz with some decent prizes to take home.
So this February, shake off the chill, step into the warmth and experience an aspect of cinema you’re unlikely to ever come across again at The Duke Mitchell Film Club.