Palestinian Film: Chronicle of Disappearance (Elia Suleiman, 1996)

Sunday 23 December 2018, Palestinian Film: Chronicle of Disappearance (Elia Suleiman, 1996). 88 minutes. In Arabic with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts 20:30.

After spending more than a decade in New York, Palestinian director Elia Suleiman returned to his homeland in 1992 to make his first feature film. Chronicle of a Disappearance is an extended meditation of the contemporary life of Palestinians in “the Holy Land.” Elders recount absurdly funny tales and jokes; Russian emigres talk about tourism’s ravaging of the country; tourists pontificate about Israeli politics; and a young Palestinian actress struggles to find an apartment, while Suleiman, himself a character, tries to figure out what kind of film he should make. Suleiman weaves these narratives together with extraordinary irony and grace.

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

December 2018 at Joe’s Garage

Black Cat Cine presents: Moderne Tijden (Chaplin, 1936)

Sunday 16 december 2018, Black Cat Cine presents: Moderne Tijden (Chaplin, 1936). Doors open at 20:00, Film starts 20:30.

This movie is all about fighting the system, falling down and getting up again. Called Chaplin’s last silent movie even though sound, vocal, and musical effects are used throughout. Brilliant slapstick with a strong message still valid in the present.

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

Benefit for Ateneu Anarquista de Rubi

Thursday 13 December 2018, Benefit for Ateneu Anarquista de Rubi, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The antiauthority kitchen group Ajo Negro is cooking in Joe’s Garage. The benefit will go to the Ateneu anarquista de Rubí, Catalonia, to support them in the renovations from the social centre. Ateneu Anarquista la Hidra https://ateneuanarquistalahidra.wordpress.com/

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every monday and thursday, all year long. We are remaining closed if no one is volunteering to cook. Keep an eye on this radar page to make sure we are open. Door opens at 7pm. Vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation.

Have you ever considered cooking at Joe’s Garage with your friends? 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: Au Hasard, Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966)

Sunday 9 december 2018, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts 20:30.
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR, directed by Robert Bresson, 1966. 99 minutes. In French with English subtitles.

Everyone who sees this film will be absolutely astonished, because this film is really the world in an hour and a half.” – Jean-Luc Godard

And indeed Jean-Luc Godard was so in love with this film that he later married its main actress Anne Wiazemsky! A transcendental masterpiece from one of the most distinct filmmakers in the history of French cinema, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the long and winding tale of a much-abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his owner, Marie (Anne Wiazemsky). A beast of burden suffering from the sins of man, we watch as the donkey is passed from the hands of one cruel owner to another. Because the movie is so stripped down, it becomes universal and almost archetypal with the donkey symbolizing so much of the suffering in this world.

You won’t find any cheap tricks that you normally come across in a Hollywood flick here. Bresson is able to design a sense of compassion that is free of sentimentality. He achieves this balance through, of all things, Russian cinema experiments of the 1920s by Lev Kuleshov. The end effect works differently on different people, but for many it is nothing short of cathartic. There is such a strange mixture of feelings and thoughts that one goes through while watching a film like this. I guess for me the film is about maintaining innocence in a ruthless and uncaring world. The entire film is set to a precisely edited soundtrack composed of nature sounds, narrative sound-cues, French rock and a Schubert piano sonata. Many female artists were somehow touched by this film, including Chantal Akerman and Patti Smith. It also features the writer/artist Pierre Klossowski in a rare acting role.

This will be a high-definition screening.
Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Aman molli special concert with Serenade Ensemble

Saturday 8 December 2018, Aman molli special concert with Serenade Ensemble. Doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm. Bring your instruments for the jam afterwards!

Serenade Ensemble is a group of five talented young musicians from Greece and Turkey. In this concert, they are going to connect the two sides of the Aegean sea by playing common songs that are widely known in both countries and there are lyrics in both languages.
For example, in their repertoire is a song called “Tsakitzis”. Tsakitzis was a mythical folk hero of both Turks and Greeks in Asia Minor and in Istanbul. He was a rebel (just like Robin Hood), who, according to the songs and the legends, always defended the weak people and stole money from the rich people to distribute it to the poor ones (19th-20th century).

Serenade Ensemble is een nieuwe muzikale formatie bestaande uit: Duygu Alkan (zang), Dimitra Metzaki (oud), Andriana Petala Achitzanova (ney), Vanessa Kourtesi (zang) en Nikos Augoustidis (oud & zang). Hun repertoire bestaat uit Griekse en Turkse volks en klassieke liederen.
A small sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=li4D90OtvQY

Do you want to perform, play a concert at Joe’s Garage? Please get in touch: joe [at] squat [dot] net, we are curious to read on your own website, not on corporate social media, where you have been playing in the past, what type of venues you are heading to.

November 2018 at Joe’s Garage

Benefit voku for imprisoned Russian activists

Thursday 29 November 2018, Benefit voku for imprisoned Russian activists. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

On the eve of the presidential elections and the World Cup, repressions began in Russia. Activists are being kidnapped, beaten up, electrocuted and forced to sign and learn investigative evidence and false confessions by heart. Besides tortures and battery, detainees are threatened to be imprisoned for a long time: the secret service FSB are accusing the jailed anarchists and antifascicts in participation in a mythical terrorist organization called “Network”.

There are currently eleven people behind bars. Their investigation period was just extended until January of 2019 by court decision. The cases need international attention and support – the situation is unbearable. Repression of anarchists and antifascists needs to be stopped.

Come for a delicious three-course solidarity dinner at joe’s on the 29th of November to support the detainees!

For more info and updates on the cases –> https://rupression.com/
All donations for the dinner will go to Rupression, a collective that is working on spreading information about the cases and is helping them with legal costs. […Lees verder]