Sunday January 27th 2013, Movie night: Little Otik (Otesánek by Jan Švankmajer, CZ, 2000, 126′). In Czech with English subtitles. Screened by Jeffrey Babcock. Door open at 20pm, film begins at 21:00.
The visionary Czech stop-motion animator Jan Svankmajer (Alice, Faust) conjured up this phantasmagorical film which is based on the old Czech fairy tale Otesánek or as its translated into English “Greedy Guts”.
This bizarre film follows the story of a loving but childless couple, Karel and Bozena, whose biggest dream is to have a baby…. [...Lees verder]
Sunday January 13th 2013, Movie night: Case for a Rookie Hangman (original title: Případ pro začínajícího kata) from Pavel Jurácek, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 102 min, in czech with english subtitles. Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm)
Made in the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Pavel Juracek’s second and final feature is a formally audacious political fantasia that transforms the third book of Gulliver’s Travels into an allegory on coercion and tyranny. [...Lees verder]
Saturday December 29th, 6PM, Joe’s Garage, Pretoriusstraat 43, Amsterdam
On December 20th 2012, riot police raided and evicted Villa Amalias in Athens, an anarchist social center squatted for 23 years. Hundreds of people took down the streets to protest against this escalation. The 8 people arrested inside the building have been released on Monday 24th.
We can discuss further solidarity actions for Villa Amalias and other comrades facing repression in Greece. [...Lees verder]
Mo./Ma. 24th december 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, Voku Special & Super 8 Sneak Screenings, from 19:00pm, no reservation! Bring your own rolls of Super 8. Voku Special starts at 19:00pm, Film Screenings from 22:00pm.
Do you have something else to do on such an evening than coming to eat at Joe’s Garage, have a good time and watch the unexpected on a Super 8 film projector? We already have a lot to screen. Bring your own rolls of Super 8, we’ll play them, anything you collected at your grand mother’s house, in the street, in the attic of your squat, rolls you bought at the flee market. [...Lees verder]
Sunday December 23rd 2012, Movie night: Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, USA, 1996, 106′). Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm)
Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film uses elements of black comedy and political satire, and is a parody of science fiction B movies. [...Lees verder]
Th./Do. 20 december 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, FLM (Field Liberation Movement) Benefit, info-night, film and “Bière des Faucheurs”, 19:00 pm.
The court case against the Belgium Field Liberation activists is starting in January 2013. The two Dutch comrades who joined the action in June 2011, are now bringing you a benefit beer ‘La Faucheuse’ in order to support the costs. They’ll be present during this people’s kitchen and will tell you more about the action and the coming court case, and will play you a film.
Het proces tegen de Belgische veldbevrijders gaat in 2013 verder. Twee Nederlandse kameraden waren in juni 2011 van de partij, en moeten nu alvast heel veel benefiet-bier ‘La Faucheuse’ zien aan te prijzen, om donaties te halen voor de proceskosten. Ze zijn bij het etentje aanwezig om een en ander te vertellen over de actie en het aankomend proces. [...Lees verder]
Sunday December 16th 2012, Movie night: Larks on a String (orginal titel: Skřivánci na niti) from Jiří Menzel, Czechoslovakia, 1969, 94 min. In Czech with English subtitles. Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm).
Although it was shot in 1968, Jiří Menzel’s sociopolitical comedy Larks On A String didn’t actually see the light of day until 1990, when it premiered and won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Censorship had been lifted in Czechoslovakia for a short period, resulting in a fleeting burst of liberalization, especially for filmmakers – but the freedom was soon crushed by the invasion of Soviet tanks, which restored Czechoslovakia’s oppressive regime. Communism once again held a vice-like grip over the country, and Menzel’s film (which had finished shooting) was banned. [...Lees verder]
Sunday December 9th 2012, Movie night: Standard Operating Procedure (Errol Morris, USA, 2008, 115′). Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm)
A blockbuster of a documentary, Errol Morris’s “Standard Operating Procedure” is an inquiry into the prisoner abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib. It’s an estimable roll call, all the more so when you compare it with the average documentary or even a modest fiction film. The very scale of “Standard Operating Procedure” — evident in its costly-looking production values, special effects and elaborately choreographed re-enactments — suggests that Mr. Morris has grown weary of working in the margins to which documentary filmmakers are still too often relegated. “Standard Operating Procedure” is a big, provocative and — it goes without saying — disturbing work, though what makes it most provocative is that its greatest ambitions are for its own visual style. [...Lees verder]
Th./Do. 6th december 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit Mapuche Indian communities from Chile, 19:00 pm.
In Maricheweu International (“10 times we shall overcome”) some people have come together whose main goal it is to support the human rights of the Mapuche (People of the Earth). The Mapuche are an indigenous people of South America. Their ancestral lands are located in Chile and Argentina. Currently there live more than 1 million Mapuche in Chile and about 50,000 in Argentina. The ongoing systematic destruction of indigenous peoples in South America is an indisputable fact, and apparently an international political strategy. In Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Peru, Chile and elsewhere the human rights of indigenous peoples flouted over and over again. While there is progress on legal issues, as there are made judgements, decrees, laws and international treaties for the protection, conservation and respect for Indigenous People, all this does not seem to suffice. The treatment of the Mapuche people provides an example for this. [...Lees verder]
Mo./Ma. 3rd & 17th december 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, Benefit for the Anarchist Black Cross Mexico, 19PM
It has been 8 years since the Mexican federal government of Jalisco brutally detained and tortured many protesters who mobilised against the summit of the heads of state from Latin American countries, the Caribbean and European Union.
By now, there are still some of arrestees facing criminal proceedings, as the public prosecutor has decided that neither the imposed sentences are finished, nor the statute of limitations has lapsed, and is looking for harsher punishment of the comrades to crush any other attempt of protest in the region. [...Lees verder]
Sunday December 2nd 2012, Movie night: In Time (Andrew Niccol, USA, 2011, 109′, Sciencefiction / Thriller, in english). Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm)
In Time is a unique Science fiction action film. Set in a Dystopian society where time is literally money, the rich can live for centuries, the poor have to work for time. The concept of this film is terrific. If you want to live longer, you’ve got to earn more time, either legally or illegally. The world has also been segregated into Time Zones, separating everyone according to their wealth and social class. [...Lees verder]
Mo./Ma. 26 november 2012: Volkseten Vegazulu, ZAD Benefit, info, pictures and films, with 2 Zadistes in the house, 19PM.
The struggle against a new airport near Nantes, in Notre Dames des Landes, is far from over. Evictions on the ZAD started on October 16th 2012 with an outrageous show of police and military force. People have been resisting this project for years, occupying houses, land and trees. From their communique, the ZAD is not ready to give up. [...Lees verder]
Sunday November 25th 2012, Infonight Zapatista indigenous communities in Chiapas. Opening time: 19:00 with food. Infonight & film: 20:00, no reservation
After the fraudulent national elections of July 2012 and the reestablishment of PRI in the governance of Mexico, dignity and autonomy have been severely struck. Among the sufferers, many Zapatista communities in Chiapas and their supporters, the majority of which are indigenous people, have being experiencing threats, assaults, displacements, and any form of violence from the federal Mexican state’s authorities, mostly under the guise of various paramilitary groups. [...Lees verder]