Benefit voku in solidarity with Iranian protesters, documentary screening and discussion with Iranian protesters

Monday 5th December 2022, Benefit voku in solidarity with Iranian protesters, documentary screening ‘Iranian Women’s Liberation Movement, Year Zero’ and discussion with Iranian protesters. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

All benefits go to Iranian protesters. After the dinner, screening followed by an improvised talk/discussion. Little homemade craft objects will be available on donation, all proceeds will go to the benefit cause.

Screening of short documentary, Iranian Women’s Liberation Movement, Year Zero by Claudine Mulard, 1979 (جنبش آزادی زنان ایران – سال صفر) . In 1979, Iranian Women invite the American feminist Kate Millett to celebrate March 8, the International Women’s Day, in Tehran. On March 7, the religious leaders announce that women have to wear the Islamic veil. From March 8 to March 13, Iranian women and liberals demonstrate in the streets against the veil. A crew of four French feminists (Sylvina Boissonnas, Michelle Muller, Sylviane Rey, and Claudine Mulard) filmed these historic events before being expelled by the Islamic government.

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.

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Cinema Italia: Caos calmo (Alessandro Grimaldi, 2008)

Sunday 3rd December 2022, Cinema Italia: Caos calmo [Quiet Chaos]. Directed by Alessandro Grimaldi, 2008 * 104 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!

What may happen to a grown-up man, when a tragedy strikes him, unexpectedly and without any reason? In the case of the protagonist of this film, Pietro Paladini, interpreted by Nanni Moretti, he enters a state of ‘quiet chaos’, a kind of suspension that makes him retreat from social contact. Unlike what others would have done, Pietro Paladini does not fight back against this quiet chaos but embraces it. Instead of talking, he listens. And waits. This film tells the life journey of Pietro and his encounters with many people, the most diverse, from his brother to a foreigner, Steiner, interpreted by Roman Polański. It is a story of death and rebirth. It is a hymn to the possibility of changing the world for the better, even when the world seems to work against you.

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

LAG benefit voku + documentary screening ‘Roma Illegale’

Monday 28 November 2022, LAG benefit voku + documentary screening ‘Roma Illegale’. Food served from 7pm, no reservation. Film from 9pm.

Roma Illegale (Illegal Rome) is a documentary about the illegal parties scene in Rome from the early 90s on. From the first semi-legal commercial parties, to the heavily politicized Illegal Rave movement that lasted a few years and was then replaced by the free party movement “exported” by the tribes that left the UK after the Criminal Justice Act.

LAG is a hacklab project coming out of the SLUG (Squatting Linux User Group) mesh. Our main focus is the relationship between politics and technology, both at a practical and theoretical level. At lag we are interested in ]hacking( and at the same time in questioning what hacking is. We started this place because we wanted a place to share similar interests with other people so feel free to pass by for: installing linux, discussing technical or theoretical ideas, fix your laptop, learn to weave, build a bike, find parts, learn how to encrypt data, make experiments, deconstruct apparatuses, drink coffee, read a book, write a paper, scan a book, look at stuff through a microscope, fix your clothes, share files, take things apart, present something, potter around, add things to this list and share knowledge in any other way you want.

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.

Cinema Italia: Sostiene Pereira (Roberto Faenza, 1995)

Sunday 27 November 2022, Cinema Italia: Sostiene Pereira (Roberto Faenza, 1995)* 104 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!

Based on the homonymous novel by Antonio Tabucchi, this Italian drama is set in Lisbon, in the days when Salazar’s dictatorship was getting into power, in 1932. Pereira is the editor of the cultural pages of a supposedly independent paper. He is a translator into Portuguese of contemporary French literature and is obsessed with the idea of death and the biographies of writers, poets, and novelists. An unexpected event brings him out of his comfort zone, fronting his past, present and future.

Pereira is interpreted by Marcello Mastroianni, who will pass away a few months after the publication of this film. He was awarded the David di Donatello as Best Actor for this role. It also is an occasion to see an icon of Italian beauty and passion in his last season of life, in a film that goes to the essence of cinematography and the meaning of life.

Sostiene Pereira is a film that talks about the passage from democracy to fascism, which is an actual theme in many countries across Europe nowadays. Interestingly, the title was translated According to Pereira in English, Pereira prétend in French, Afirma Pereira in Portugal and Páginas da revolução in Brazil.

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

Iranian movie night: About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009)

Sunday 20 November 2022, Iranian movie night: About Elly (Asghar Farhadi, 2009). 119 minutes. In Farsi with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts at 20:30.

With his fourth film, a fascinating psychological drama, Farhadi examines middle class relationships in Iran. A group of former classmates at the law faculty of the university, go to the Caspian Sea for a three-day vacation: Sepideh, her husband Amir and their young daughter; Shohreh, her husband Peymān and their two children, including their son Arash; and Nāzy and her husband Manuchehr. Sepideh, who planned the trip, brings along her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, Elly, in order to introduce her to Ahmad, a divorced friend visiting from Germany.

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: The Ipcress File (Sidney J. Furie, 1965)

Sunday 13 November 2022, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: The Ipcress File (Sidney J. Furie, 1965) * 108 minutes * In English. Doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30.

In many ways this classic British Cold War thriller was set up as an anti-James Bond comment… where Bond is glamorous and heroic and sent to exotic locations, instead here we find our secret agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) buried in shitty errands, bureaucratic confusion and endless paperwork. There is always another form to be filled out before he can do anything. He has a hard time getting any girlfriend at all, and when he tries to be witty people mostly find him annoying. In the background the movie also comments on the Americanization of England, as colorful supermarkets invade gritty post-war London.

But when Harry stumbles onto a forbidden file, he suddenly finds himself hunted from all sides, and all hell breaks loose in the midst of double-crossings, kidnappings and mysterious killings. Strangely enough, this flick also reflects with uncanny accuracy the secret brainwashing operations the CIA had in foreign countries worldwide, including their so-called partners in Europe. It is one of those movies considered to have an outrageous premise when it hit the screens, but later it turned out to be based in reality.

Shot in rich Technicolor widescreen, and besides starring a youthful Michael Caine, it also sports an iconic music score by John Barry.
This will be a high-definition screening.

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

Cinema Swiss: Little escapes (Yves Yersin, 1979)

Sunday 6 November 2022, Les Petites Fugues aka Little Escapes (Yves Yersin, 1979). In French with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts at 20:30.

Swiss documentary filmmaker Yves Yersin has also made one fiction film, and it is a masterpiece. In Little escapes (“Les petites fugues”), a 65-year-old Swiss farmhand named Pipe (played by comedian Michel Robin) discovers what freedom is. His freedom is not offered to him, but instead he conquers it, with “little escapes,” which invariably meet with disapproval from his boss. The farmer John (Fred Personne) believes that, except on Sundays, Pipe should simply always show up for work. At the end of the film, Pipe rebukes John: farmhand work is Pipe’s job, and so it is up to him to decide when to leave it for a while. Pipe’s personal revolution coincides with major social transformations in the 1970s, such as democratization, women’s emancipation, technological innovation, migration and tourism. With his newly acquired moped, Pipe experiences it all – but also discovers that his old habits please him as well.

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

Cinema Italia: Selfie (Agostino Ferrente, 2019)

Sunday 30 October 2022, Cinema Italia: Selfie (Agostino Ferrente, 2019), 78 minutes. In Neapolitan and Italian with English subtitles. Doors open at 20:00, Film starts at 20:30.

This documentary has been shot by Neapolitan teenagers living in Traiano, a neighbourhood where Camorra, the local Mafia, is an everyday presence. And yet their stories tell not only about violence but also friendship, hope, and intimate relations. The director gave a phone to them, letting them choose the way to tell their lives. A film made possible by smartphones only, where subjectivity and objectivity are inextricably intertwined in a unique mix, that opens a window to an angle of the world otherwise impossible to see for outsiders.

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