Movie Night: Life in Loops – A Megacities RMX (2006)

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Sunday December 21st 2014,  Life in Loops – A Megacities RMX. Directed by Timo Novotny, 2006, 80 minutes, with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Radioglaz and the Global City

Glawogger captured the grinding routine of everyday labor and escapism of people on the outskirts of the metropolises New York, Mexico City, Moscow. and Mumbai in his awarded documentary essay Megacities. By finding a film language that not only reflects Zygmunts Bauman’s (1997: 328) assumption of globalization’s force to stratify the world population in globalized wealthy and localized poor, but that also offers an idiosyncratic insight beyond the description of urban peripheries as slums, the filmmaker came close to the poetics of his (aesthetic but not political) role model Dziga Vertov.

However, it was not until 2006 that the Austrian video artist Timo Novotny reviewed the original footage of Megacities in order to rearrange it in the spirit of Dziga Vertov’s radioglaz (3), a film concept and montage policy that counts on the “complex interaction of sound with image’ (Vertov in Hicks 2007: 77). sometimes even favoring the sound as the overriding rhythmizing element over the image. Whereas Megacities tells twelve geographically interspersed but serf-contained stories of survival, Life in Loops breaks them open and uses the audiovisual fragments to paint only five portraits of clandestine ways of living and working in global cities against the backdrop of a filmic contemplation on urban topographies. That way, Life in Loops traces, like Megacities, the conditio humana in relation to glocal subalterntiy, though making use of Vertov’s radioglaz in a more radical way.
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Vulva cupcake workshop

Vulva cupcakesFriday December 19th 2014: Vulva cupcake workshop, 18:30

Vulva cupcake workshop! Why? Cause we need more spaces and ways in which we can explore body parts and have fun meanile! Plus, cupcakes are awesome!

So let’s decorate some vulvas (ehm..vulva cupcakes actually). And then we eat them! This will be done in a body positive, no-shaming, diversity embracing, trans and intersex inclusionary, extremely colorful way.

Vegan cupcakes and decoration stuff will be provided, but feel free to bring some, if you have a particular idea in mind. If you have questions, send an email to joeworkshops [at] squat [dot] net.

Be on time, we only have 40 cupcakes!

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Benefit voku for Alexanderstraat 3

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Monday December 29th 2014, Benefit voku for Alexanderstraat 3 squat. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

At Sunday 23rd of November this year the upper floors of Alexanderstraat 3 in Amsterdam were squatted. The apartment floors have been largely destroyed in 2007 and after that the house was basically left to rot and decay. The owner, Dick van de Oudeweetering is a well-known speculator who owns more than 100 houses in Amsterdam, especially in the Pijp area. The squatters want to buy some things for the house to make it more fire safe, and to make living there more comfortable, and also to do more research on this speculator and his business partners.

For more information see their website : http://alexanderstraat3.blogsport.eu

and https://www.indymedia.nl/node/25584 […Lees verder]

pERVERt cINEMa presents: The Holy Mountain (1973)

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Sunday December 28th 2014, pERVERt cINEMa presents: The Holy Mountain, by Alejandro Jodorowsky (1973, 114 minutes, with English subtitles). Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Embodying the sex, drugs, spiritual awakenings and societal unrest of the late 1960s/early 1970S, Jodorowsky’s Mexican-American film Holy Mountain (La Montaña Sagrada) is a suitably bizarre and exquisitely designed trip. The quasi narrative tells of a Christ-like vagrant and six of the world’s most powerful individuals (each representing a planet in the Solar system) for a spiritual pilgrimage through a perverse and unfriendly land. The mission is to find the Holy Mountain and immortality. The film’s symbolic figures and gestures – ranging from birds flying out of bullet holes to reptiles re-enacting the Mexican conquest – make this surreal film one that existed completely outside of traditional filmmaking of the time.
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Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Deadlock (1970)

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Sunday December 14th 2014, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema by Jeffrey Babcock: Deadlock. Directed by Roland Klick, 1970, 88 minutes, in English. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Thin on storyline but blistering with atmosphere, this film is clearly European in its sensibilities… its just another one those wonderful, eclectic, bizarre artistic films that were churned out in the 70s. Since it was made the film has gained an enthusiastic cult following, despite the fact that its rarely ever been screened. Deadlock is somewhere
between a spaghetti western, a bleak gangster noir and Antonioni’s Zabriski Point.

The film opens with a scene which already defines its surreal style… in a burning desert landscape a man, sweating and heaving, carries a suitcase and a gun. He’s dusty and worn, and looks like a saint delivering a message. What he has with him of course is a very different story…. leading to a twisted cat and mouse game involving three people in a deserted mining town. Like the early work of Jodorowsky this offbeat German film is a strange, metaphysical gangster fable with a mythological tone. And its also featuring an original soundtrack by the
legendary experimental-progressive rock group CAN.

“DEADLOCK is fantastic. A bizarre, illuminating film.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky […Lees verder]

Workshop: Making Falafel

Sunday December 14th 2014, from 15.00 till 18:00, Workshop: Making Falafel

When falafel is made the traditional way, is indeed a vegan food; it’s a great source of protein for people who have cut meat out of their diet. It’s relatively low in fat and has no cholesterol if you fry it in heart-healthy grapeseed oil. And if you top it with veggies in a pita, it becomes a filling and nourishing meal!
The plan is to make falafel for making 270 balls on Monday afternoon in classical way:

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Benefiet voor nieuwe kraakhandleiding

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Thursday December 11th 2014, Benefiet voor nieuwe kraakhandleiding, Benefit for the new squatting manual, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

Er komt een nieuwe uitgebreide kraakhandleiding aan! Een kraakhandleding is een handig boekje voor potentiële krakers wat het kraakproces stap voor stap uitlegt en kraken in een brede politieke en maatschappelijke context plaatst. Maar kraken is tegenwoordig toch verboden? Ja klopt, maar wat niet mag… kan nog steeds!
Door huidige wet- en regelgeving en beleid is wonen steeds duurder en ontoegankelijker geworden voor een groter wordende groep in de samenleving. Ook in Amsterdam Oost is dit duidelijk te merken aan sloop en uitverkoop van betaalbare huurwoningen en nog steeds de pan uit stijgende verkoopprijzen waardoor wonen bijna alleen toegankelijk wordt voor mensen met een wat dikke portomonee.
Dus nood breekt wet, kraken is nog steeds een mogelijkheid om op assertieve wijze aan betaalbare woonruimte te komen. Ook geeft kraken de mogelijkheid om ruimte te veroveren voor een niet-commerciële plekken zoals de Joe’s. Het nut en de noodzaak (en de lol) van kraken is daardoor actueel en een goede eigentijdse kraakhandleiding van groot belang.
Zo’n kraakhandleiding uitgeven kost geld, vandaar dit benefiet. Dus komt allen en eet en doneer die handleiding bij elkaar. Gezellig! […Lees verder]

Benefit for Cruz Negra Anarquista Mexico (Anarchist Black Cross Mexico)

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Monday December 8th 2014, Benefit for Cruz Negra Anarquista Mexico (Anarchist Black Cross Mexico), Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

CNA/ABC supports anarchist and other class struggle prisoners, fund-raise on behalf of prisoners in need of funds for legal cases or otherwise, and organize demonstrations of solidarity with imprisoned anarchists and other prisoners. More info www.abajolosmuros.org
(only in Spanish).

“We believe that prisons serve no useful function and should be abolished along with the state. We believe in direct resistance to achieve a stateless and classless society.”

The [ABC] also works to build alliances with the communities and the social and poltical movements that the prisoners participated in prior to their incarceration. Through these alliances, we work toward increasing the awareness about various liberation movements and the political prisoners associated with the movements. It is through these
coalitions that we continue to ensure that imprisoned comrades are not forgotten by their movements or our own. […Lees verder]

Iranian new wave cinema: A few kilos of date for a funeral (2006)

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Sunday December 7th 2014, Iranian new wave cinema: A few kilos of date for a funeral ( چند کیلو خرما برای مراسم تدفین) by Saman Salur (2006, 85 minutes), in Persian with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Synopsis: Sadry and Yadi work at a petrol station removed from the main traffic routes since the building of a ring road. It is winter and heavy snow lies on the ground. Sadry, a former performing strongman who accidentally lost an eye, is behaving strangely. He takes off from time to time and seems obsessed with the weather. Yadi is in love with a girl from a nearby town and sends her passionate letters via the local postman. Sadry and Yadi occasionally receive a visit from Orooj, the neighbourhood undertaker, their only contact with the exterior.

Director’s statement: The idea of this film, originally under a different title, came to me during my studies. At the time I often travelled from Tehran to my home town, Boroujerd, in the south-west of Iran. I often thought of the petrol station that was once situated along the highway and whose prosperity had disappeared with the building of a ring road. I also thought of likable outsiders such as Sadry and Yadi, left on the margins of society and forgotten by the rest of the world. The fate of such people has always fascinated me. I often dreamt as the film began to take shape and as my dreams were often colourless and grey, I decided to shoot in black and white. The close cooperation of my friend Touraj Aslani as director of photography was of utmost importance to me. The actors Mohsen Tanabandeh, Nader Fallah, Mahmoud Nazaralian and Hassan Rashid Ghamat are no strangers to cameras, the latter also doubling as film editor and short-film director. Mohsen Namjou who plays the role of the postman is a composer in real life. As snow was an essential element of the story, I must admit that Mother Nature also had her role to play.
“A Few Kilos of Dates for a Funeral” is a story of ordinary people with all their qualities and defects……but it is above all a story of love.

More info: http://www.dreamlabfilms.com/a-few-kilos-of-dates-for-a-funeral/ […Lees verder]

Benefit for renovation of anarchist local Magdalena

20141204_Benefit _for_renovation_of_anarchist_local_MagdalenaThursday December 4th 2014, Benefit for renovation of anarchist local Magdalena in Madrid, Live music with Almudena y Davide, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm

7pm, vegan dinner – 9pm, short documantary: “Anarchism in Madrid” 2013, 15 minutes with a short talk about the anarchist local Magdalena – 9:30pm Live music with “Almudena y Davide” voice and guitar, Revolting folk songs from Spain and latin america.

The anarchist space Magdalena is an anarchist project that has existed for years in the center of Madrid. Their objective always has had two focuses: To be a meeting point for information for people interested on critical theory and fight experience; and also serve as infrastructure for Anarchist Movement.

During the year 2003, the library was born. Following the library, the bookstore, video library, archive and many more ideas were also born. From then on, they have organized a lot of political activities: meetings, speeches, films, debates, workshops etc. Actually, there are ten different groups meeting in the space, two editorials storage spaces, there is a small radio studio, one room for propaganda and they are finishing with cataloging the archives.

Since the 1970’s until October 2014, the space was rented for very little. However, the contract is finished and Magdalena had to abandon the local and re-think their project in a new space. This change means bigger economical effort and this is the motive for which Magdalena is asking for economic support for the very first time, to continue with the project and cover the costs.

The new Magdalena will open on December 2014. The relocation means a new period for them, and abandoning the second floor in the old building to move into the heart of Lavapiés, neighborhood epicenter of social and political fights in Madrid, this time finally, at ground level. […Lees verder]

Movie Night: Harold and Maude (1971)

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Sunday November 30th 2014, Movie night: Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby (1971, 91 minutes). a 1971 American romantic black comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of a young man named Harold (played by Bud Cort) intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother (Vivian Pickles) prescribes for him, and slowly develops quite a strong and close friendship and eventually a romantic relationship with a 79-year-old woman named Maude (Ruth Gordon) who teaches Harold about living life to its fullest and that life is the most precious gift of all. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

 

Concert with Lynched and Het Brandt

20141127_Lynched_Het_Brandt_Joes_GarageThursday November 27th 2014, Concert with Lynched and Het Brandt. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Food is being served from 7pm. Directly after the people’s kitchen, around 8pm, bands will perform. Live music will be over by 10pm.

Lynched, Dublin Folk Miscreants, is touring social centers around the Netherlands. 2 shows in Amsterdam with Het Brandt from Nijmegen. At the Molli, on Tuesday November 25th.

Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Formed as an experimental-psychedelic-folk-punk-duo by brothers Ian and Daragh Lynch in the early 2,000’s, the group has gone through various incarnations and taken part in a number of musical projects. […Lees verder]

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