Cinema Italia: While There’s War There’s Hope (Alberto Sordi, 1974)

Sunday 26 May 2024, While There’s War There’s Hope [Finché c’è guerra c’è speranza] (1974) * Directed by Alberto Sordi * 116 min * In Italian with English subtitles * doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30. After the film, please engage in sharing comments, ideas, and inspiration with the host(s) of the evening.

The story revolves around Pietro Chiocca (played by Alberto Sordi), who decides to switch his job to earn more money by selling weapons to war-torn countries in the southern part of the world. His success leads him down a path of immorality and indifference towards his family. This satirical comedy depicts the consequences of working solely for money and the media’s influence on one’s fate. The film addresses various themes such as anti-militarism, anti-colonialism, hypocrisy, and the significance of morality.

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

The Boys: Loose Jazz Concert

Friday 24 May 2024, The Boys: Loose Jazz Concert. Doors open at 19:30. Music starts at 20:00

Join us for a night of loose jazz!

Voku for Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam

Thursday 23 May 2024, Voku for Neuroqueer Group Amsterdam. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Hi! we are a starting collective of neuroqueer people wanting to explore how therapy could be done in a collective, anti-authoritarian way. We think there are a lot of problems with the psychiatric system and want to explore ways that we can help each other outside of it. Right now were looking for more people also interested in this topic to join us and organise stuff together, so if this sparks your interest please come have a plate of food and have a chat with us!
Btw if you’re not familiar with the term neuroqueer, here is a link to an article about the term, not by us but it’s pretty nice. […Lees verder]

Proxy Cafe – DJ workshop with Mixxx pt4 – Match the beat

Wednesday 22 May 2024, Proxy Cafe – DJ workshop with Mixxx pt4 – Match the beat. Door opens 18:00, workshop starts at 20:00.

DJ workshop with the music software Mixxx which is free and opensource and available for Linux, Macos, Windows etc…
We will have some local DJs explaining the basics of mixing music with a hands on workshop where we will all try to mix a couple of tracks.
Bring your laptop and headphones if you want to have it setup in your machines or feel free to just come for a talk, fix your linux computer or listen to some tunes spinned by the folks.
Frzn Pzzs

Proxy Cafe, free software workshops, discussing tech and politics, GNU/Linux, fixing computers and revive old laptops, free and opensource software workshops. Zapatista coffee.
Proxy Cafe, Amsterdam https://squ.at/r/8i60
https://proxycafe.puscii.nl/

Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival

Monday 20 May 2024, Voku for Amsterdam BANGS Theatre and Performance Festival. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Politicians are selfish comedians constantly fooling us

But we the people are much better clowns !
Climb off the stage, flood the streets!
BANGS WILL TAKE OVER AMSTERDAM!

Amsterdam BANGS is a politically charged joyride taking place all over Amsterdam in September 15th-21st. Get ready for a BANGING theatre and performance festival, organised by anarchists, artists, and activists, to take over not just traditional venues, not just the squats, not just the streets, not just your local Albert Heijn, not just your ING help desk but even your own home. BANGS is non-hierarchically and self-organised, anyone can propose their show, workshop, or performance, so long as it’s non-commercial and BANGING. We wish for BANGS to invite new breath for political movements standing for alternative/radical social and ecological justice struggles (queer-trans-feminist, anarchist, squatting movement, anti-fascist, anti-colonial, anti-racist, anti-capitalist….), as well as opening up Amsterdam to any kind of (experimental and radical) performative arts, taking place freely and collaboratively all around the city. The city is ours! Put on your most flamboyant fashions, clown couture, and celebrate the spells of wicked witchcraft in this time of carnival!

BANG RATTLE SHAKE THE CITY ALL AROUND // BANG RATTLE SHAKE THE CITY WE’RE HERE TO MAKE A SOUND

Beware: Deviance At Play! […Lees verder]

SkKkrew the Smalltalk! VOKU ZZW Rafelrand 4 Palestine Demo Legal Fees

Thursday 16 May 2024, SkKkrew the Smalltalk! VOKU ZZW Rafelrand 4 Palestine Demo Legal Fees. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

This evening aims to eat together, and do activities that throw any necessities for small talk out of the window, to help you connect with strangers you’d otherwise be too shy to talk to. Together we draw, play, listen to music and have debates. With your donations, we try to build structures of solidarity, near and far. This time we are raising donations for our collective and beyond who got arrested, to help out with legal fees.

Your chickens and nightingales from ZZW Rafelrand
Find ZZW Rafelrand events on Radar https://radar.squat.net/en/amsterdam/zzw-rafelrand […Lees verder]

Voku in support of Students

Monday 13 May 2024, Voku in support of Students. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

There will be free soup and a plate of food in exchange for a donation. Donations will go to students. If you are affected by the demonstrations, please come and eat for free. Otherwise, donations are encouraged! […Lees verder]

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1978)

Sunday 12 May 2024, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Killer of Sheep * 1978 * Directed by Charles Burnett * 80 minutes * In English* free screening * doors open at 8pm * intro & film start at 8.30

Back in the 1970s there was a defiant wave of black filmmakers on the West Coast of America that would later be known as the L.A. Rebellion. This movement broke out of the film department at U.C.L.A, so their movies were mostly based in Los Angeles. And since the filmmakers were primarily black, the films were exposing the poverty, violence, and everyday racism that their communities endured. One of the key directors that emerged from this movement was Charles Burnett, and this was his debut.. The depiction of his community was so tenderly and honestly rendered in this flick, that it became legendary even though it was pushed underground and never shown to a mass public audience.

What’s the story of this film?I don’t want to say very much, because everybody is fixated on stories. The Killer of Sheep focuses on the slums of Watts during the late 70s. It’s about a guy who dreams, but who is forced to work in a slaughterhouse. It’s about his family, and the world around him. That’s all I will say, and let the movie unfold for itself.

Today a lot of people in universities seem to get off on using sophisticated academic language that separates them from everyone else. This creates a clique or an elite group that ends up basically just talking amongst each other. This is the last thing we need. Back in the 70s this was much less of a problem, and someone like Charles Burnett was able to speak in a human way, and on a human level. This didn’t preclude experimentation or creativity. In fact it was exactly the opposite. The members of the L.A. Rebellion wanted to redefine the aesthetics of cinema, but to do that, they didn’t resort to academia to define their new forms, they instead went into the streets. Too many artists are creating with their head these days, and not with their heart. They are convinced that the heart can’t be creative, but they are so wrong. This film is a perfect example of this.

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