Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Die Beunruhigung / Apprehension (Lothar Warneke, 1982)

Sunday May 19th 2019, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Die Beunruhigung / Apprehension (Lothar Warneke, 1982). 100 minutes. In German with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, Jeffrey’s intro and film start at 20.30

These days we have such a prejudiced view of the former East Bloc, as if it was totally a one-sided thing that never changed, and in our arrogance, we demonize it without the slightest idea what we are talking about. Believe it or not, in the former East Germany there was an effort to make a cinema that was free of propaganda – both the so-called ‘Soviet realism’ of Russia, but also the fake romantic propaganda of Hollywood. And in two areas the East German cinema thematically excelled – they were ‘anti-war’ and ‘pro-women.’ So in the GDR there was an entire genre exploring the real-life situation of women. By contrast, in the so-called “democratic” west women were mostly relegated to side roles in movies – often as secretaries or housewives or love interests. Today we have female super-hero films, but they are as ridiculous as the former roles, and are about as empowering as a shot of arsenic. Because of the recent ‘me too’ movement, there have been a few more films highlighting the female situation… but they don’t hold a candle to what was happening in East Germany 40 years ago.

What is this film about? It doesn’t have a huge overarching story, but rather focuses more on a specific situation. Our main character Inge is a mid-thirties social worker and a single mother, magnificently portrayed by actress Christine Schorn. She is told she has breast cancer, possibly malignant. The entire film is about her thoughts and emotions, her conversations and behavior. It is based on an autobiographical novel by the popular GDR writer Helga Schubert. The style is stripped-down, allowing real discussions to occur about real things. In a way, this film is like a cinematic detox session that cuts the audience off from all spectacle, cheap tricks and quick thrills. Personally, I found it exhilarating. It’s a biting flick, made even more heart-wrenching by its unsentimentality, and Its documentary-like edge also makes it valuable as a poignant document of East Berlin in 1981.

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

May 2019 at Joe’s Garage

Aman molli special: workshop and jam session by Alexandros Papadimitrakis and Vanessa Kourtesi

Sunday June 2nd 2019, Aman molli special, workshop and jam session by Alexandros Papadimitrakis and Vanessa Kourtesi. Door opens at 16:00. By donations. Last workshop at Joe’s Garage before the summer break! Two other Aman molli workshops are also announced on Friday 10 and 24 May at 19:30. Bring on your instruments!

Alexandros Papadimitrakis and Vanessa Kourtesi will be with us for a special workshop full of singing and music playing! In this workshop we will go on step further by practicing in parallel repertoire of east Mediterranean on vocals as well as melodically and rhythmically. In the end we will try to assemble all together! Don’t miss another unique opportunity!
Alexandros Papadimitrakis teaches Turkish Music (Oud & Lavta) at the World Music department of Codarts university in Rotterdam. Vanessa Kourtesi is singing with the Serenade Ensemble, a group of five talented young musicians from Greece and Turkey. Alexandros and Vanessa have been actively participating in the Aman molli workshops and performed a few times at Joe’s Garage.
Alexandros Papadimitrakis with Michalis at a music Sundays Rodos: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=CazagBfmimk
Vanessa Kourtesi The Circle: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VsE6FcP1lk
Somewhere in Athens: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuyJt185ITE
Aman Molli: https://radar.squat.net/en/aman-molli

Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night

Monday May 20th 2019, Food Autonomy Festival Benefit Night, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

ASEED is hosting a benefit night in order to inform about and raise donations for the third edition of our Food Autonomy Festival (https://aseed.net/en/faf-3/). The festival will take place from the 31st of May til the 2nd of June at the Boterbloem farm in Amsterdam. The vegan meal is donation-based. Join at 19:00 and get some information about the festival and our Fossil Free Agriculture Campaign in general.
https://aseed.net/
https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/aseed

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Benefit for anti-ICE activists in Arizona

Thursday May 16th 2019, Benefit for anti-ICE activists in Arizona, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Benefit for three students at the University of Arizona in Tucson, who face criminal charges and potential imprisonment for confronting ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents on campus. Come for delicious vegan food, with fresh veggies and lots of protein!

https://unicornriot.ninja/category/immigration-borders/
https://www.kzyx.org/post/immigration-advocates-warn-ice-retaliating-activism#stream/0

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) benefit dinner

Monday May 13th 2019, SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) benefit dinner. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

SRP’s monthly benefit dinner in Joe’s Garage is part of our fundraising campaign for Jalazone, a project to support building a playground for the children in the camp.
Summer 2017 SRP visited Jalazone camp during a our trip to Palestine. We met with the women’s committee of the camp who work to improve the lives of their children living under occupation. They playgroud project fundraising is a direct request from the Palestinian women in Jalazone camp and we are working towards building concrete solidarity with Jalazone camp.
Come and join us for a delicious meal and see what you can do to further this project. We’ll update you on the latest from the Eurovision boycott campaign and you can sign up for upcoming actions.
Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina: http://srpnederland.nl/

Joe’s Garage is 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] lists [dot] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Sugar Cane Alley / La Rue Cases-Nègres (Euzhan Palcy, 1983)

Sunday May 12th 2019, Sugar Cane Alley / La Rue Cases-Nègres (Euzhan Palcy, 1983). 103 minutes | French | English subtitles | Doors: 20:00, Film 20:30

Sugar Cane Alley is set in Martinique and directed by Euzhan Palcy who was born there. Casting back to the 1930s, based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Joseph Zobel.
Jose attends school at the insistence of his grandmother, who does not want him to end up working in the fields, the probable fate of most of his class. Jose is successful academically, but for a poor black boy the course of his life is never going to be straight-forword in a country where blacks working sugarcane fields were still treated harshly by their white employers.
It is the first film by Euzhan Palcy, made in 1983, on a limited budget, it went on to win 17 awards, including getting Sundance support. This launched her carrier so that her next film Dry White Season (1989) she was the first black woman to direct a film for a major studio. We will be showing Dry White Season in ‘The Budapest’ at the end of the month. It’s a more graphic, and gritty, film. Where Sugar Cane Alley maintains the perspective of a young black boy, Dry White Season opts for the white slave owner who comes to the realization of the situation.

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

Ajo Negro antiauthoritarian kitchen & info evening about the criminalization of social movements, forced disappearance, torture and impunity in Mexico

Thursday May 9th 2019, Ajo Negro antiauthoritarian kitchen, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm. After the food, info evening about the criminalization of social movements, forced disappearance, torture and impunity in Mexico with Damián Gallardo, former political prisoner from Oaxaca, Mexico. The info evening will be in Spanish with English translations.

Ajo Negro is an antiauthoritarian kitchen group. The meals are strictly vegan and soja and gluten free. The benefit is on donation to cover court expenses.

Noche informativa sobre la criminalización de los movimientos sociales, la desaparición forzada, la tortura y la impunidad en Mexico con Damián Gallardo – ex preso político de Oaxaca, México. La noche informativa será en español con traducción al Inglés

[english below]

Además de la criminalización y detenciones arbitrarias, se ha documentado la agudización de todos los ataques contra activistas, líderes comunitarios, periodistas y en general contra personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Oaxaca, Mexico. Mexico. El miércoles 8 de mayo, después de Guerrilla Kitchen, tendremos la oportunidad de escuchar y hablar con Damián, un ex preso político de Oaxaca, México. Damián compartirá su experiencia vivida y sus conocimientos, en particular sobre la situación de los defensores de derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas, muchos de ellos asesinados, otros detenidos arbitrariamente y sujetos de tortura.
Actualmente Damián se encuentra en Europa para crear conciencia sobre la represión política de los activistas en el contexto de México. Para él, será muy interesante conocer a maestros, estudiantes y activistas, para dar a conocer su caso y el de miles de presos políticos en México. […Lees verder]