Subtitling workshop

flyer_subtitling_workshop_2Sunday September 25th 2016, Subtitling workshop, from 12:00 till 18:00.

Learn to subtitle your own videos. Or those movies that were never released outside your home country and you would like all your friends to watch. Here are some of the things we’ll look at:

* How many characters per second can a human being comfortably read on a movie screen? Is this the same for a youtube clip watched on a handheld device?
* Is the average reading speed the same for all languages? Can you just use the timecodes from the Dutch subtitles to translate the dialogue into English?
* How do we deal with two actors speaking over one another? Do we really care what that unknown soldier behind the helicopter explosion is screaming about?
* What does “frames per second” mean and why should I care? Which software programmes help? and which don’t?
* Once you have your subtitles ready, how do you go about publishing your videos with them?
* Is subtitling all about technique? What aesthetic and political considerations demand careful attention?

We have answers for some of these questions. Others we will just have to research and discuss together. Bring your own laptop and headphones. If you have specific films you want to work on, bring them too.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: I Know Where I’m Going!

I_Know_Where_I_m_GoingSunday September 25th 2016, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: I Know Where I’m Going! 1945. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 92 minutes, in English with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

A beauty of a film, created by director Powell and scriptwriter Pressburger about a woman who is marrying a corporate kingpin (the head of ‘Consolidated Chemical Industries’), and travels from Manchester to the remote western isles of Scotland for her marriage. But when fog and bad weather rolls in, she is forced to wait on the Isle of Mull, forcing her to see life in a different way. This movie is gorgeous on so many levels. The characterization of a strong leading woman who is flouting all conventions, who is determined and strong. The captivating Scottish countryside is filmed with all of its powerful luminosity. The odd-ball characters who pop up, with unconventional beliefs, and live their lives accordingly. The chance to hear some Gaelic which is also rare and wonderful…

This haunting movie is not very well known, which makes this screening even more precious. It stars Wendy Hiller, and even features the future British singer Petula Clark as an eccentric 12 year old child. But this is a movie where the power of nature, and a fiercely poetic landscape, becomes as important as any of the actors in the film. The creators behind this flick, Powell and Pressburger, were geniuses. Do you think that the Cohen brothers are gifted? Perhaps. But they aren’t magical, and that is the quality this team was able to conjured up. This is one of Michael Powell’s smaller, less known gems. It’s a dramatic comedy, but a sublime one.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Show with Slack Bird (Finland) and Fabian Maddison (Uk)

20161020_Slack_Bird_Fabian_MaddisonThursday October 20th 2016, Show with Slack Bird (Finland) and Fabian Maddison (Uk). Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm, music at 8:30.

Slack Bird is a folk punk act from Jyvskyl, Central Finland consisting of one man, Dave Klas, with a 5-string banjo or more people with other noisy instruments, depending on the occasion. Two years ago, during his first tour in the Netherlands, Dave had performed at Joe’s Garage. Since then, Slack Bird has crossed oceans, performed with bands such as Efa Supertramp, Giz Medium, Tim Holehouse, Johnny Campbell, who also performed here at Joe’s. Many of these musicians are to be found on Folk Off, the Bulgarian Prisoners Association Benefit Compilation released by Autonomia Promotions. Slack Bird is back in town, no doubt the humor and antifascist songs are still around, this time with a debut album, Let’s Start Wearing Capes and as a duo piece with an awesome accordion player. https://slackbird.bandcamp.com/
Parta Records: http://www.partarecords.com/

Slack Bird is touring with Fabian Maddison. With his recent debut solo album release and European tour, Fabian is quickly making a name for himself. Having spent 6 years fronting Dorset folk punk band “The Jack Ratts” and a side project “The Maddison Tarheels” he now playes old time appilacian and bluegrass songs with an authentic charm! https://fabianmaddison.bandcamp.com/

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Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Toxic Love

Amore_TossicoSunday October 9th 2016, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: AMORE TOSSICO 1983 (Toxic Love). Directed by Claudio Caligari. 90 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles. Film starts @ 21:00. Free admission

This will be a rare screening of an Italian flick from the 80s that has a haunting reputation in its own country, but has rarely been screened anywhere else, except in festivals. Like I have recently noted, here in Europe in the 80s there was an explosion of movies that dealt with teenagers and drugs, and specifically heroin. Since the 80s these films have pretty much been buried and forgotten, because the topic is considered too dark. Amore Tossico is one of the best movies from this genre, and in Italy it’s considered a masterpiece.

Many of the drug-related films in the 80s were exploitation movies, made with low budgets and low ideals. But this one is different, with early Pier Paolo Pasolini films being a major influence. Like Pasolini, director Claudio Caligari filmed this movie in Ostia, a bleak seaside suburb of Rome. And like Pasolini this movie takes its cast off the city streets… so most of the “actors” in Amore Tossico are real-life junkies or former junkies, giving the movie a beautiful edge of authenticity. It’s not glamorous in any way, nor is it spectacular… instead its deeply human. Many of the actors would die by heroin or aids within a few years after this movie was made, so as we watch this film we are also watching a fleeting moment that would soon be extinguished.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Benefit voku & acoustic night for Mutfak soli kitchen w/ Serpent (be), Branding (be) and Kopfleuchten (de)

20160912_Mutfak_benefitMonday September 12th 2016, Benefit voku & acoustic night for Mutfak soli kitchen w/ Serpent (be), Branding (be) and Kopfleuchten (de). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Gig at 8:30 sharp!!

Mutfak is a migrant solidarity kitchen in Tarlabaşı, Istanbul. It is not like any other kitchen. It has neither cooks nor customers. Here, everybody is a cook and all the food is shared. It belongs to the neighborhood and everyone is welcome. Local markets, shops, organizations, farmer’s cooperatives and all sorts of collectives contribute to the kitchen with vege tables, cereals, oils and other ingredients that they offer. All contributors bring something to put into the pots, stir them and land a hand to whatever is needed. Here neither money nor credit cards are valid, but solidarity and collaboration are. This is a place of sharing our food, labor, ideas, stories and daily lives. The kitchen is not solely about eating. Those who are willing to, can share their knowledge, abilities and experiences with others through workshops. For what comes in handy for one, might also be a tool for the others. To start with, there will be Turkish and English language courses, legal counselling for immigrants, activities for children and craft courses open to everyone’s contribution. This kitchen serves as a locus of solidarity and sharing against all sorts of borders that tear us apart. In these days they are not cooking so much anymore – but are still invested in creating solidary bonds in our neighborhood which has been shaped by migration since a long time. Their current project takes them around Turkey cooking at antimilitary camps. All proceeds from the event will go to help with their equipment and fuel expenses.
mutfakMutfak – Migrant Solidarity Kitchen Newsletter #01 / January – February 2016:  http://gocmendayanisma.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/mutfak-newsletter.pdf

Serpent from Belgium. An acoustic mix of punk and crust-influenced songs with subversive lyrics in Flemish.

Branding from Belgium; dark and swirling accoustic hardcore folk, sung in the West-Flemish dialect.

Kopfleuchten from Germany Sascha (Schmitt). First with Oldseed from Canada, and for several years he belongs Tire Birdt from Eindhoven. He himself is under the name KOPFLEUCHTEN years instrumental music, for movies, especially with the accordion. On his latest album ‘Luftikus’ are also glockenspiel, piano and guitar over. Live, he plays with glockenspiel, “music box” and accordion.
http://kopfleuchten.bandcamp.com/
http://akkordeonaut.de

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Ajo Negro Benefit

AjoNegroMonday 19th and Thursday 1st of September 2016, Ajo Negro Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Ajo Negro is an anti-authoritarian collective that cooks to support events and projects of social transformation.
It is run by volunteers based on a libertarian perspective. Encouraging human and non-human freedom.
We are an active kitchen that criticise capitalism and welfarism.
We choose vegan as a nourish option and as a political decision.
We help each other in a horizontal way, considering that the collective effort is more fruitful that the individual one.

We are back open on thursdays. Joe’s Garage is run by volunteers. Without you volunteering, without your active participation, we are closed. If you feel concerned to find a closed door, please consider volunteering. You can mail to joe [at] squat [dot] net or you talk to one of us to figure out when there is a free slot in the kitchen. Thanks a lot for your active participation.

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. From September, the people’s kitchen is also open on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

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We Are Here benefit with Paper Wings (folk punk from Liverpool)

Monday August 22nd 2016, We Are Here (http://wijzijnhier.org/) benefit with Paper Wings (folk punk from Liverpool). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

On the stage, 3 members of the 5 piece, politically driven folk punk band from Liverpool, UK.
Fast, loud & angry whilst managing to squeeze in sweet harmony and melody. They originally started as a group of friends who played in the street to earn some change at early hours of the morning to drunk passers by. Eventually a proper band was accidentally formed and they began gigging on the UK’s DIY punk + festival scenes. Their messages range from cooperation to freedom of gender expression to attacking financial advisors’ ideologies and corrupt politicians.

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Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: The Dreamlife of Angels

The_Dreamlife_of_AngelsSunday August 21st 2016, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema

THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS 1998
(La vie rêvée des anges)
Directed by Erick Zonca
113 minutes
In French with English subtitles

A hard-edged but poetically enthralling drama about two young working-class girls who are living in the drab city of Lille, working (and being fired) from shitty jobs, trying to scrape together enough money to survive from day to day. Indeed this is a film which grapples with our everyday existence, but not without a touch of magic. The Dreamlife of Angels captures the first meeting of Isa and Marie, and follows their relationship as it unfolds over the course of time. Crucial to the narrative are the two very different dreams that each of the girls have, and how those dreams are realized.

This gem of a film boasts flaring, haunting performances by the two female leads, Élodie Bouchez and Natacha Régnier, and they rightfully shared the Best Actress award at Cannes for this movie. Their riveting deliveries carry the entire narrative, captured in a lyrical documentary style, and its a marvel to watch it all unfold. It won the César award for best film, but since the 90s it’s been criminally neglected and largely forgotten…. so don’t miss this special screening.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Doors open at 8pm, film begins at 9pm, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

F-word benefit

fword_festival_benefitMonday August 8th 2016, F-word benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Do you feel pressured to be ‘feminine’ or ‘masculine’? Do you or your friends get harassed on the street for wearing a short skirt? Are you sick of being judged by what’s between your legs rather than what’s in your head? Not sure how to respond to the sexist comments you hear around you? If you feel like we still have a long way to go before all genders are equal – STRIKE BACK WITH THE F-WORD!

Feminism is back! And we are celebrating it this September in Amsterdam with the Fantastic Feminist Festival: The F-WORD fest.

To make sure this year’s edition of the F Word: a Fantastic Feminist Festival is just as amazing as the past 3 years, we want to collect money to be able to host awesome workshops and discussions with feminists from all over the world. Come have delicious vegan dinner and participate in the feminist quiz with chances to win out-of-this-patriarchical world prizes!

http://thefword.nl/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. From September, the people’s kitchen is also open on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Show with Ronley Teper and The Lipliners

Ronley_Teper_and_The_LiplinersMonday August 1st 2016, Show with Ronley Teper’s Lipliners accompanied by Pit Herman. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

Children at heart who love comedic, poetic, theatric, yet at times provocative storytelling alongside truly magical music, should prepare themselves for the surprising world of… Ronley Teper’s Lipliners. Teper was born in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. A musician and performance artist, she has been an active member in the arts scene for almost two decades. Over this time, she has recorded 5 independent LP’s; composed, and performed works for puppet theatre in both Summerworks and Fringe Festivals in Toronto and Montreal. In early 2010, she was invited as a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand. Since then Teper has participated in a variety of collaborations and artist’s residencies from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Guadalajara, Mexico both performing and exhibiting works that have developed a body of work that touches on a wide range of stylistic influences from folk, funk, jazz, cinematic, theatric comedy and pop music and that listeners compare to artists like Tom Waits, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Frank Zappa, and Kate Bush. http://www.ronleyteper.com/

August 2016 at Joe’s Garage

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Rob Galloway, Vince Caillaud and Bettie Akkemaai Acoustic Show

Rob_GallowayMonday July 25th 2015, Rob Galloway, Vince Caillaud and Bettie Akkemaai Acoustic Show. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Music from 8:30pm till 10pm!

Rob Galloway is the front man of the Punk Rock n Roll band The Yalla Yallas, with songs based upon two of the strongest emotions Love and Anger he will bring to you an energetic, anarchic, and honest show. He has spent the last twelve months touring Europe and playing DIY Festivals (Strummercamp, 0161 Festival, A Winter of Discontent) as well as major Festivals (Glastonbury) whilst recording his debut solo album due for release in 2016. This is his second show at Joe’s Garage. http://www.theyallayallas.com

Vince Caillaud is a 20 year old French kid living in the UK. He’s currently building a shack to live in out of reclaimed material and performing shows around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8Xeo2SSw-0

Bettie Akkemaai, acoustic folk-punk from Den Bosch with a sweet bite http://bettieakkemaai.nl/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. (Closed on thursday in July and August!)

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included

NLbloedneusMonday July 11th 2016, Benefit Freedom of Movement All Included, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

All Included is a small campaign organization in Amsterdam that struggles for free migration and sustainable development. We support the migrants’ movement that fights for their rights.

The current developments on the EU-borders demonstrate the power of migration that breaks the illusion of Europe as an island of equal rights, civilization, democracy and welfare(state). We support the migrants who come to our borders and welcome them. The EU has always pretended to be in control of the border security without degenerating into a Fortress Europe. Given the large numbers of migrants entering ‘irregularly’ today, the EU broke out in panic while portraying migrants as a threat and migration as a crime. The repressive EU-deal like the one with Turkey is not new. Other buffer states such as Morocco, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal have had to sign those deals in the past where migrants, irrespective of flight pattern, are kept outside the EU. Human rights are violated outside the EU in return of a bag of money. The war against immigrants is just more visible now because it is clear that the EU cannot control the migration at its borders. We support migrants breaking through borders and confronting the image of the EU as an tolerant civilization. The EU is pressuring African states to stop migration threatening with stopping development Aid: the Velletta agreements. We say: Open Escape Routes! Stop Deportations! Our African friends are resisting these deals: http://www.allincluded.nl/posts/actie-landgrabbing-office-du-niger-in-mali/

All Included is involved in Afrique-Europe Interact, a partnership between African and European grassroots organizations that support free migration and sustainable development. Contacts are mainly in Western Europe (Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Senegal) and North Africa (Morocco, Tunisia). Themes are deportation, freedom of movement, land grabbing, corruption. All Included is also active in Watch the Med http://www.watchthemed.net/) and Alarm Phone (http://alarmphone.org/en/), a 24-hour emergency phone for those who cross the Mediterranean. Undocumented migrants in Amsterdam are where possible supported by All Included.

What’s included?

All Included Amsterdam is a new initiative that fights for freedom of movement and for the right of residence for migrants. In a time when globalization is a fact, migration should be recognized as part of a package deal. It’s All Included. This means: no illegality, no detention for undocumented migrants and no forced evictions.

With the disappearance of national borders, national identity disappears. Everyone becomes global citizen and deserves regardless of origin equal rights and equal opportunities. Therefore also for migrants ‘all included’ rights and obligations.

Allincluded.nl fightsg for an open society through extra-parliamentary action which intervenes in the political climate of assimilation, closeness and fear. Through direct assistance to rejected asylum seekers and other migrants without residence permit, indictments against abuses of current polities are being propagated. We want to contribute to the public debate with alternative visions of migration and globalization based on open borders, solidarity and initiative from the base.

http://www.allincluded.nl

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday, 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. From September, the people’s kitchen is also open on thursday.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.