“Cinema Perpetuum Mobile” Short Films

1 lomi lomi_3Thursday 25th May 2017, “Cinema Perpetuum Mobile” Short Films. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. Short films from 9pm.

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile (CPM) is an annual international short film festival. Founded in 2011 in Minsk (Belarus) by a cinephile community Kinaklub.org. CPM sticks to its goals:
– promoting films by young and independent Belarusian authors in Belarus and internationally
– searching for new forms and tendencies in cinema on the edge of amateur and professional film-making;
– exploring social issues via cinematographic language
– develop and strengthen connections between film-makers and film-making communities all around the world

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile reaches the audience not only in Belarusian regions and cities, but in other countries as well. It is you who help us bring independent cinema to more and more people, and our community is growing due to the principles we incorporate in our mission: decentralization (horizontal structure of the festival), self-organization (volunteer basis, grassroot initiative), transparency (possibility to join the community at any time, and contribute to festival organization).

At the 6th festival of Cinema Perpetuum Mobile will show 12 programs of short films from around the world. The main Belarusian program includes 3 documentary and 6 gaming works created by young independent authors over the past year. In addition to the traditional genre competition sections (game, documentary, experimental cinema, animation), the organizers prepared two sets of works at the junction of various types of art: multimedia, social networks, video blogging and computer technologies.

For the second time at the festival there will be a Visual Music show devoted to audiovisual works from around the world. This year the organizers decided to experiment and collected a selection of Belarusian works synthesizing video, photography, blogging and clip culture and performance.

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile: http://filmfest.by/en/ […Lees verder]

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Benefit for the political prisoners in Greece. With Rebet guitarS and Tassos

Monday 22nd May 2017, Solidarity fund for prisoners and persecuted fighters. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9pm with With Rebet guitarS (Charis Konstantinou and Jaap Faber) and Tassos (violin).

The Solidarity Fund for prisoners or persecuted militants is a nationwide structure in Greece consisting of individual assemblies in various towns. The structure of the Solidarity Fund supports people who struggle and are persecuted and imprisoned for their involvement in the social and class struggles, for their subversive action within the spectrum of the multiform revolutionary struggle.

We support the imprisoned militants MATERIALLY-ETHICALLY-POLITICALLY
Up until the demolition of the last prison…

Rebet guitarS (Charis Konstantinou and Jaap Faber) and Tassos (violin):
Music from the 30’s, composed A. Kostis, Spyros Peristeris, Kostas Skarvelis, Stelios Chrisynis.
Rebetiko, the music crossroad between middle east and west from the early 1900’s. Songs about love, joy and sorrow. A musical sub-culture, a music of the lower classes.
“The womb of rebetiko was the jail and the hash den. It was there that the early rebetes created their songs. They sang in quiet, harsh voices, unforced, one after the other, each singer adding a verse which often bore no relation to the previous verse, and a song often went on for hours. There was no refrain, and the melody was simple and easy.” Ilias Petropoulos. […Lees verder]

Benefit the court costs of the evicted squat at Ruijterkade 110

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Thursday 17 May 2017, Benefit the court costs of the evicted squat at Ruijterkade 110, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The building on the Ruijterkade 110 was squatted 26th March. On monday 27th March Oscar Stradmann and his workers broke in, thus breaking house peace. On wednesday 29th March Oscar Stradmann with more workers broke in with a bulldozer, this was stopped thanks to solidarity from comrades.
On monday 10th April, the crew was filmed illegally by Oscar Stradmann’s main B Cees van Schawedijk himself, bringing a conflict inside the court house. Two persons were arrested under false premises. They were released later on. On tuesday 11th April Cees van Schawedijk (Oscar’s main B) walked in the private soil of the NS rail system, and shied away when being filmed.
After the negative court case, we shielded the building, it took 3 days to evict Ruijterkade 110. We are facing legal costs from the court. Support the struggle, come to the best skipping voku, we out do ourselves! […Lees verder]

Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. Show with Troy Faid (Scunthorpe, UK)

Monday 15 May 2017, Benefit for the political prisoners in Turkey. Show with Troy Faid (duo guitar, double bass from Scunthorpe, UK). Volkseten Vegazulu, people’s kitchen at 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

Troy Faid (Scunthorpe, UK), guitar, banjo, stomp box & vocals. Folk musician and songwriter, political and poetic lyrics played with furious intensity. His fingerstyle jazz guitar and earlyold voice communicate a desirous music – appreciated by many and influenced by a myriad of musicians and thinkers: from Elliot Smith to Django Reinhardt… Karl Jung to Erich Fromm. http://www.troyfaid.co.uk/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. In July and August, the people’s kitchen is closed 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.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: El Pico (Eloy de la Iglesia, 1983)

170514_el_pico_smSunday May 14th 2017, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema. El Pico (1983) by Eloy de la Iglesia. 105 minutes. In Spanish and Basque, with custom-made English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begin at 9pm. Free admission.

This is the key movie of a much discussed genre called /cine quinqui/, which dealt mostly with heroin-use and small-time criminality.  While Europe seemingly only produced a handful of heroin dramas like Christiane F., in Spain the genre caught on like wildfire. Most of the films were low budget, rough and gritty in a wonderful Blaxploitation kind of way.

El pico is the culmination of the quinqui movement, but it is also much more than that. No longer a low-budget affair, this movie is a full-fledged political thriller set in the Basque country. At the time, Eloy de la Iglesia’s denunciation of the Guardia Civil’s involvement in the heroin trade sounded like a crazy conspiracy theory. It would take another fifteen years for the Supreme Court to endorse the accusations made in this movie (Caso UCIFA, 1997). Much like the CIA’s involvement in the Cointelpro heroin deals to hush down, frame or kill the ‘black power’ communities, the Guardia Civil worked hand in hand with drugdealers to stifle a rebellious unemployed Basque youth, who were still joining the ranks of ETA and nationalist parties.

If this wasn’t enough, El pico is also a film about homosexual emancipation. Quique San Francisco plays a brave, politically engaged, deeply humane gay character, and in the role of the beautiful young junkie we find Eloy de la Iglesia’s long-time lover Jose Luis Manzano, one of the many heroin celebrities of the time. As a teenager, Manzano had tried to mug the film director, but ended up starring in several of his films. Like many cine quinqui stars, the talented non-actor spent his life going from rehab to filmshoot to court-hearing, and he died of a bad heroin dose just a decade after this movie was shot.

The movie was a massive box-office success, despite the horrendous reviews by film critics in Spain. it was soon followed up with El pico 2, which presented drug use in a slightly more realistic way.

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

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Alerta Alerta Festival Benefit Voku, Concert with Reinis Young

Reinis_Young_soloMonday 8th May 2017, Alerta Alerta Benefit, Concert with Reinis Young Solo. Volkseten Vegazulu at 7pm. Music from 9pm till 10pm.

We are cooking for Alerta Alerta Festival at Joe’s Garage. Alerta Alerta Festival is a 3 day antifascist benefit event taking place on 12th-14th May with music, workshops, talks and food. https://alertaalertafestival.wordpress.com/

Reinis Young is a traveling guitar player from Riga, Latvia who has played all around Europe for years sharing his exceptional guitar skills and original songs using different kinds of guitar playing techniques – including tapping, percussive, and finger-picking. Reinis has traveled a lot. He started to compose his own solo music when he was busking on a street while he was hitchhiking all around Europe and Asia. Recently he has started to play more official concerts instead of busking – so far he has performed in Europe, as well as in New Zealand and Cyprus. His music is not so far from The Flamenco Thief, that is no surprise they are touring together. Reinis Young has released four solo albums – Plika ģitāra (2013), Draugu orķestris (2015), Gaišs (2016) and Tumšs (2017). The last album was released together with his band Reinis Young Trio.
https://reinisjaunais.blogspot.com/
https://soundcloud.com/reinis-young […Lees verder]

Other Cinema: Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs, 1989)

Tongues_Untied_Marlon_RiggsSunday May 7th 2017, Other Cinema: Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs, 1989). length: 54 mins. Doors 20:45, Film 21:00. Discussion afterwards

“Black men loving Black men is the revolutionary act”
Marlon Riggs’ essay film TONGUES UNTIED gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia and marginalization. It broke new artistic ground by mixing poetry (by Essex Hemphill and other artists), music, performance and Riggs’ autobiographical revelations. The film was embraced by black gay audiences for its authentic representation of style, and culture, as well its fierce response to oppression. It opened up opportunities for dialogue among and across communities. […Lees verder]

Benefit for the short film “Dit Is Voor Niemand Leuk” by Martijn Lenten

Dit_Is_Voor_Niemand_Leuk_Martijn_LentenMonday May 1st 2017, Benefit for the short film “Dit Is Voor Niemand Leuk” by Martijn Lenten. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Is het nog fictie als je je eigen leven naspeelt? Dit is een experimentele kruising tussen docu en fictie over onuitstaanbare Amsterdamse jongeren.
“Deze film gaat over een groepje jonge creatievelingen in Amsterdam, gebaseerd op mijn vrienden en misschien ook wel op die van jou. Het is in feite een verzameling van verhalen, personages en sociale eigenaardigheden. Ik merk dat veel mensen om mij heen zo hyper-zelfbewust zijn dat ze nauwelijks meer oprecht kunnen zijn. Elke interactie gaat verschuild achter talloze lagen ironie, sarcasme en grappen. Wat is echt, wat is nep? Dit is iets wat ik tegelijkertijd fascinerend, grappig, maar soms ook ontzettend frustrerend en vermoeiend vind. Het zorgt voor absurde situaties en gesprekken, die soms ontzettend ver gaan als je niet alle lagen begrijpt waaronder de informatie geschuild gaat.”
https://cinecrowd.com/nl/dit-voor-niemand-leuk-1 […Lees verder]

May 2017 at Joe’s Garage

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Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Poison

170423_poison_smSunday 23rd April 2017, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Poison (1991), directed by Todd Haynes. 86 minutes. In English. Doors open at 20.30. At 21.00, screening.

The feature debut movie of the now famous Todd Haynes (Safe, Carol, Velvet Goldmine). When Haynes made this project he was still an obscure filmmaker mostly known only in the gay community. But when an American Senator named Jessie Helms publicly attacked the film it made the headlines and the flick was suddenly catapulted into art house cinemas and even won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Poison was inspired by the transgressive writings of the French author Jean Genet, who was both a criminal and a poet. The narrative structure is quite experimental, reflecting the wildness in Haynes’ later biopic about Bob Dylan I’m not There. So instead of having a single storyline, it has three narrative paths… ‘Hero,’ ‘Horror’ and ‘Homo’, and each is depicted in a different style – color, black & white, and documentary. For example, ‘Horror’ is modelled after an old-fashioned sci-fi melodrama from the 50s, and is about a scientist who is able to distill the human sex-drive into a single fluid. When things go out of control it unleashes a sexual plague across mankind, a clear reference to the aids epidemic.

The imagery is dynamic and bold, the music score is great, and the end result is absolutely unique. But this is a film for people who want to explore, rather than have a comfortable viewing. For example, it doesn’t make it easy for the audience to know how to react to many scenes. It can shift from moments of intense beauty to visceral queasiness… almost to a dizzying degree. It can be both enchanting and provocative. This is a small indie gem that is almost forgotten today, but which still packs a punch after all these years. […Lees verder]

Colombian evening, Wiwa community, photo exhibition & more

wiwaMonday April 17th 2017, Colombian evening, Wiwa community, photo exhibition & more. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Wiwa community is an indigenous group that lives in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta one of the most biodiverse region nearby the Caribbean Coast in Colombia. Since they have been in the middle of the armed conflict and most recently the intervention of transnational companies, they are in a process of strengthening their communities through cultural practices, particularly traditional music. Music for them is one of the most important intangible resources and through the practice of music the knowledge regarding with nature and social behave is transmitted along generations. In recent years, in our dialogue with wiwa communities they found useful to register some of the sounds and stories of music as part of their educational process. On that concerning, together with the musicians and the authorities of the community of Siminke, we started to develop an idea of a documentary about the importance of the music as a tool of resistance and social mobilization, according to with the needs of the communities and issues that they faced such transnational projects. We want to share with the people interest in Amsterdam part of the work that we have been doing together through a photography exhibition and a fragment of the material recorded until now. Since we are doing this process without profit interest, which means, with our own resources and have to take with us the film equipment to the village, we are looking for strategies to support the travel but also we always bring to the communities some elements that are demanding for them sometimes such medicines, school supplies, and food. […Lees verder]

“Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle”. Documentary and Discussion Night

NODAPLSunday 16th April 2017, “Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle”. Documentary and Discussion Night, 9pm.

Screening sub.Media’s first episode of Trouble, a brand-new monthly show offering an in-depth anarchist analysis of current struggles, tactics and movement dynamics. Trouble will broadcast first-hand accounts and perspectives from organizers on the ground, with the aim of cutting through the fog of misinformation that often clouds our understanding of the world, and provoking people into taking bold, collective action.

In “Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle.” sub.Media looks beyond the mainstream narratives surrounding the Standing Rock encampment to get a better understanding of some of the camp’s overlooked dynamics, including serious disagreements over which tactics to use to best stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

sub.Media is an independent grassroots media collective and a video production ensemble aiming to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas, and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos. sub.Media: http://www.submedia.tv/

ASEED Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Benefit

aseedfafThursday 13th April 2017, ASEED Food Autonomy Festival (FAF) Benefit. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

ASEED Europe will host a benefit to raise funds for the Food Autonomy Festival. The festival will bring together groups working towards food autonomy from Amsterdam and beyond. There will be practical workshops on composing, urban gardening and more, along with presentations and discussions about food sovereignty, agroecology and agricultural collectives. Food groups from around Amsterdam will be present to talk about their projects. In the evening there will be a meal, bands and bar. The festival will take place in the Bajesdorp on May 6th. Come and eat with us at the Joes, where we will cook a delicious meal with vegan waffles for desert, hear more about the festival and help us to pay the numerous costs involved in hosting the event! […Lees verder]