Cinema: Pane e tulipani (Silvio Soldini, 2000)

Sunday 21 August 2022, Cinema: Bread and Tulips / Pane e tulipani (Silvio Soldini, 2000), 114 minutes. In Italian with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:30, Film starts at 21:00.

Bread and Tulips is first and foremost an act of love towards Venice. The protagonist is a woman, interpreted by Licia Maglietta, who wants to escape a meaningless housewife life. She meets a mysterious man, interpreted by Bruno Ganz, who is exceptionally acting in Italian. Aside from the comedy and the beauty of Venice, also shot in angles that you do not expect, this film presents a multi-layered message of social critique of an Italy of fin de siècle (meaning 1990s), stuck between a glorified past and the desire to live life here and now, without compromises.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: I cannibali (Liliana Cavani, 1970)

Sunday 14 August 2022, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: The Year of the Cannibals (Liliana Cavani, 1970), 87 minutes, in Italian with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:30, film starts at 21:00.

This is a wild offbeat plunge into European cinema of the 70s… a time when everything was up for grabs and bold experiments were being forged by visionary directors… in this case Liliana Cavani (The Night Porter). As I have mentioned before, female directors were emerging here in Europe in this period, a phenomena that would pretty much be dashed in the 80s. This bizarre document was made during the social protest years of 1967-69 and stars Britt Ekland along with the uncompromising Pierre Clémenti. It’s loosely based on the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, but this version has been updated into a surreal-symbolic Italian sci-fi of the 70s.

We enter a situation where the city streets are littered with the copses of hundreds of boys and girls, who were probably demonstrators beaten by the police. The bodies are left there as a warning against rebellion by the government, and no one is allowed to touch them. The story centers on a woman who wants to bury her dead brother, and together with her friend Tiresias, they conspire to break the law and bury the dead. The thunderous music score is by Ennio Morricone.

Ironically the cityscape strewn with lifeless bodies anticipated a bomb which exploded in a Milan bank a few months later. First blamed on leftists, it was later discovered it had been planted by neo-fascists. The bomb blast killed 18 and wounded 80. Director Liliana Cavani would later call her film a “tragic prophecy.”

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net

Tameio Benefit – Rebetiko night, Volkseten Vegazulu and special concert with Rebet GuitarS

Monday, 25 July 2022, Tameio Benefit – Rebetiko night, Volkseten Vegazulu and special concert with Rebet GuitarS. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. After the people’s kitchen, music on the stage.

Ταμείο Αλληλεγγύης φυλακισμένων και διωκόμενων αγωνιστ(ρι)ών
… Μέχρι το γκρέμισμα της τελευταίας φυλακής …
Tameio, Solidarity Fund for Imprisoned, Persecuted Revolutionaries https://www.tameio.org/

Rebet GuitarS (Jaap Faber and Charis Konstantinou), a guitar duo, presenting the music of the legendary “Kostis”, the most enigmatic of all greek rebetika artists. 12+1 songs of truly unique guitar duets and black-humor lyrics chronicling the hash dens, prison culture and pickpockets of old Athens. Recorded in 1930-31 on 78 rpm records, under a pseudonym for export to the greeks living in America, research has uncovered the musician, journalist and cartoonist Kostas Bezos as the figure lurking behind the Kostis name, with ties to the famous singer and producer Tetos Demetriades. 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.
Rebet GuitarS, the musical project which performed the most at Joe’s Garage, sometimes as a solo project, Rebet GuitaR or as a duo, Rebet GuitarS, sometimes with other musicians https://joesgarage.nl/archives/tag/rebet-guitar

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

Woonstrijdfilmmiddag

Woensdag 20 juli 2022, filmmiddag over woonstrijd in Oost, vanaf 16:00 tot 18:00.

[english] [français]

We gaan aan de hand van beeldmateriaal van bewonersacties van de kraakgroep Oost en de Huurdersvereniging Oost in gesprek over vele jaren van verzet tegen deze nog altijd voortdurende aanval op goedkoop wonen.

Op het programma staat ook een nieuwe film over Frans Ondunk, voorzitter van de Huurdersvereniging Oost, maar ook bekend als de sheriff van Oost, die op dagelijkse basis het vuur aan de schenen legde van de huisbazen.

In de geschiedenis van Amsterdam Oost hebben de kraakbeweging en de lokale huurdersvereniging met de regelmaat van de klok dezelfde boodschap uitgedragen. De vastgoedeigenaren van wie de panden werden gekraakt waren vaak dezelfde als die van de panden waarin huurders werden geterroriseerd.

Speculanten gebruiken nog altijd leegstand en verkrotting om huurders uit betaalbare woningen te jagen en zo veel mogelijk winst te persen uit onze wijken. De politiek heeft de wooncrisis doelbewust aangewakkerd. Het gentrificatiebeleid, de veryupping, het mengen van wijken was vijandig tegen de eigen bewoners. De wooncrisis is onder de aandacht van de politiek, maar ze zijn niet bereid te doen wat nodig is om het op te lossen.

Wat nodig is is organisatie van onderop, bewoners die zich uitspreken en samen zich organiseren voor hun buurten. De Huurdersvereniging Oost en de kraakgroep Oost zijn altijd dat soort organisaties geweest. Hoe ziet de toekomst eruit? […Lees verder]

Solidarity VoKu for protesting asylum seekers in Tunis

Monday 18 July 2022, Solidarity VoKu for protesting asylum seekers in Tunis. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Since February, a sit-in of more than 200 homeless refugees and asylum seekers in front of UNHCR, protesting the lack of international protection. This while Tunisia is considered a “safe country” for refugees according to the United Nations, being a signatory to the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention. Yet the absence of a comprehensive asylum law and the lack of bureaucratic procedures implementing international conventions, make asylum requests in Tunisia long and complex. Therefore, access to public services is hard. Regular work is scarce, access to schooling is limited, just like the possibility of receiving free medical care.While Europe is making efforts to resettle Ukrainian refugees, hundreds of people fleeing war and persecution are immobilised in Tunisia just like many of refugees and asylum seekers are blocked in North Africa due to European border externalisation policies! Among them there are families with young children who are in urgent need of schooling and medical care. They are currently manifesting to ask for resettlement to a third country: we support them by spreading their voice to help them be heard! The donations will be used to finance a multimedia project (podcast, video and reportage) to improve the manifestant’s visibility and other related solidarity projects in North Africa.

https://www.meltingpot.org/en/2022/06/tunisia-living-and-dying-in-rue-du-lac-no-dignity-and-no-rights/
https://www.meltingpot.org/en/2022/05/4-mesi-per-strada-214-persone-rifugiate-o-richiedenti-asilo-chiedono-il-ricollocamento-in-un-paese-sicuro/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchens existing since the very beginning of Joe’s Garage, June 2005. Your donations are welcome. Food is vegan, no reservation. All benefits go to social & political struggles. Joe’s Garage is a space run by volunteers. Without a collective effort, without your active participation, we’re remaining closed. Get in touch in you feel like giving a hand. We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. If you want to know which days are still available, mail us.

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, 2000)

Sunday 10 July 2022, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, 2000), 89 minutes, in English with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:30, film starts at 21:00.

The director of this film Jonathan Glazer says that he based it upon an old Greek myth about a man who thought he was happy and the Gods sent him the unhappiest man on earth. That seems to be a good way to look at this wild story about a British gangster (Ray Winstone) who wants nothing more than retire and enjoy his wealth. He lounges at his villa on Costa del Sol, with not a care in the world, until his Mediterranean paradise is interrupted by Logan (Ben Kingsley), who wants him to be involved in a London heist and won’t take no for am answer. That’s the volatile set-up for this raw drama that explodes into surreal proportions.

Especially Ben Kingsley’s infamous character, as a goateed, shaved-headed pit bull of a gangster is a classic, and its a direct contrast to his earlier academy award winning incarnation of Gandhi. In fact in this film he plays a kind of anti-Gandhi….a pushy gangster type which you will never forget. Director Glazer is best known for his inventive video work for bands like Massive Attack and Radiohead, and here he takes cinema head-on in this “high-voltage crime thriller that crackles with chilling style and wit.”

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to screen a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net

World Music Jam: El Mo Collective

Saturday 2 july 2022, World Music Jam: El Mo Collective, from 19:00.

A podium for all kinds of music from all over the world. El Mo Collective, a world music band based in Amsterdam, will organise an evening in which they invite other ‘world’ musicians to take the stage with them. In Joe’s Garage we will bring cultures toghether by the language of music. Do you make music yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us in advance to schedule you in, just one piece or a few, everything is possible! We hope to see you there, so that we can enjoy the music together! https://el-mo-collective.jimdosite.com/

July 2022 at Joe’s Garage