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Global Cult Cinema: ‘The Man Who Saved the World’

February 10, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Ackland Film Forum is back! Join the Ackland Art Museum this spring at the Varsity Theater as they view four global cult classics. The first film in the series is Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World), an obscure Turkish Science Fantasy Martial Arts film from 1982 that’s better known as Turkish Star Wars.

The Man Who Saved the World
Çetin İnanç, Turkey, 1982, 1h 31m

With a virtual introduction by Iain Robert Smith (King’s College London)


Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) is an otherwise obscure Turkish Science Fantasy Martial Arts film from 1982 directed by Çetin İnanç and written by and starring Cüneyt Arkın, that’s better known in certain Internet circles for being So Bad, It’s Good. It’s more commonly known in these circles as “Turkish Star Wars,” because it lifts much of its Stock Footage directly from Star Wars.


Free tickets available at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin St.

The Spring 2022 Global Cult Cinema series, co-organized by the Ackland Art Museum and the Film Studies Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, is presented in connected with an installation in Ackland Upstairs, the Museum’s second floor gallery featuring short term displays of works being used in conjunction with university classes. This semester, visitors can find examples of posters from the Ackland’s collection on display for Research Methods in Film Studies: Histories of Moviegoing.

*This event was originally posted by the Ackland Art Museum 


February 10, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Varsity Theatre
123 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States