Benefit for APATRIS greek anarchist news paper

Monday 1st October 2018, Benefit for APATRIS greek anarchist news paper. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

The street newspaper APATRIS (https://apatris.info/) began in 2009 from Heraklion (Crete) and for a year was distributed only locally. In 2010, comrades from other places in Crete began to collaborate with the project. Since then and for about 2.5 years APATRIS has been issued as a Pancreatan anarchist newspaper.

The basic standpoint of the initial editorial team, according to the editorial of the first issue (March 2009), referred to the inability of existing information structures to be used as reliable means of news broadcasting and free expression and therefore any attempt with a reformist character would not be effective. As a means of counter-information, APATRIS may contribute to the co-production of an independent social discourse. As a result, the individual responsibility of each author is stressed. They claim that: “The purpose of this publication is not to shape a common line or agenda that suggests the soundest solution. Our aim is to hear opinions not necessarily in complete agreement with each other, views and events carefully buried by the mass media and altered under the weight of authoritarian interests, but also to perceive the developments around us in order to develop our texts and our actions”.

APATRIS made a call for a meeting to all existing counter-information media in Greece. The meeting finally took place on June 29, 2013 in Heraklion, Crete. Different collectives active in counter-information took part (Athens Indymedia, Candia Alternativa, Radio Revolt, 98 fm, Espiv, APATRIS, etc). Similar initiatives had taken place in the past (Thessaloniki 2011, Athens) in reaction to the repression of various counter-information media. These past meetings highlighted the need for more structured, regular and nationwide series of meetings. […Lees verder]

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Joe (John G. Avildsen, 1970)

Sunday 30 September 2018, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Joe (1970). Directed by John G. Avildsen. 102 minutes. In English with English subtitles. Doors open at 8pm, film starts at 8:30pm.

I screened this wild flick three years ago, as I saw a certain tendency building in the United States. Since then things have exploded… so let’s just take another look at this motherfucker in relation to current events.

This is vintage 1970’s filmmaking – swerving into unexpected areas and taking on topics that today’s formula-ridden cinema wouldn’t even imagine. Set in the swinging 60s and filled to the hilt with exploitation-like situations, this unusual film centers on corporate executive Bill Compton (Dennis Patrick) whose young daughter Melissa has overdosed on drugs. One night in a bar Bill meets a guy named Joe, an all American, anti-hippie, anti-commie, gun lovin, working class hard-head. The bizarre friendship that develops plummets the movie into the depths of the American nightmare… in a way that is totally fitting today’s political climate.

Directed by John G. Avildsen (Rocky) and starring Peter Boyle and Susan Sarandon in her film debut. Interestingly, this was the first film that Lloyd Kaufman (Troma films) ever worked on… he was the assistant director. The music is soulful and performed by Bobby Scott (who wrote He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother). Without going into the subject of the movie too much, I should say that it is something even more relevant today than when it was made… one could even say it was prophetic. A great counter-balance to the commercial nonsense that we are offered in the cinemas today, much of which – directly or indirectly – sensationalize and glamorize violence.

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

Pervomaisk, 1st of May – documentary film by Flora Reznik – screening and conversation

Sunday 23 September 2018

Pervomaisk, 1st of May
Documentary film by Flora Reznik
65 minutes

Screening and conversation with the director.
Doors open at 20, screening is at 20:30.
There will be drinks!
Organized by Jewdas.

To understand why Flora Reznik’s first film is called like a remote Ukrainian city and not Kibbutz Metzer -the Israeli commune located 2500 kilometers from Pervomaisk, where the film takes place almost in its entirety- one needs to arrive to the final ten minutes. To “arrive” and not to “await”, because what makes Pervomaisk a precise and potent symbol of so many things is being deciphered on the way towards there (and, in a sense, it is the way). There are lives, as much as there are places, in which History seems to inscribe with traces stronger than usual: many of the dilemmas, tensions and contradictions of the 20th Century are clearly readable in the parable of the kibbutz founded by Pesaj Zaskin, a wrecked utopia that Reznik does not send off with laments, but with the glorious rebellion of a techno song.
-Agustín Masaedo -Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival.

Jewdas: https://www.jewdas.org/

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

Benefiet diner voor Jalazone speeltuin project #7

Thursday 13 september 2018, Benefiet diner voor Jalazone speeltuin project #7 by SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Het zevende benefietdiner van SRP in Joe’s Garage. Onderdeel van onze campagne voor Jalazone, een project waarbij we de bouw van een speeltuin ondersteunen. Afgelopen zomer is SRP als onderdeel van ons jaarlijks georganiseerde reis naar Palestina in Jalazone geweest. De leef omstandigheden van de palestijnen in deze vluchtelingen kamp heeft een blijvende indruk gemaakt op de groep.
Gemotiveerd door wat ze hadden gezien hebben zij de lokale vrouwenbeweging om advies gevraagd. Zo heeft het idee om geld op te halen voor de bouw van een speeltuin vorm gekregen. Kom genieten van een heerlijke maaltijd en breng je vrienden, familie en buren mee. Een avond met fijn gezelschap en lekker eten!

The 7th benefit diner from SRP at Joe’s Garage. Part of our fundraising campaign for Jalazone, a project to support building a playground for the children in the camp. Last summer SRP visited Jalazone camp during one of our annually organised trips to Palestine. The living circumstances of the Palestinians in this refugee camp left a lasting impression on the group. Motivated by what they had seen they asked the local women’s collective for advice. Out of this conversation, a fund-raising project for the building of a children’s playground was formed. Come and join us for a delicious meal and bring along your friends, family and neighbors. It will be a night of good company and great food!

SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) : http://srpnederland.nl […Lees verder]

Voku-Benefit for Climate Justice & short info-talk Code Rood

Monday August 20th 2018, Voku-Benefit for Climate Justice & short info-talk Code Rood. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

Elke derde maandag van de maandag van de maand. Een volkskeukenbenefiet voor klimaatrechtvaardigheid in Joe’s Garage. Onder andere voor de gemaakte kosten bij de Wij Stoppen Steenkool actie in de Rotterdamse haven van afgelopen 9 maart. Met een kort praatje over de Code Rood actie en het klimaatkamp in Groningen van eind augustus. Een ideaal moment om kennis te maken met mensen die betrokken zijn bij de klimaatbeweging en Code Rood https://code-rood.org/. Vanaf 19:00 open en natuurlijk met overheerlijk veganistische maaltijd!

Every third Monday of the month. A benefit for climate justice in Joe’s Garage. It is for covering the costs of the Wij Stoppen Steenkool action in the harbour of Rotterdam. There will also be a short talk on Code Rood, the planned action and camp in Groningen of late August. An ideal moment to get to know people that are involved with Code Rood https://code-rood.org/ and the climate movement. Open at 19:00 with a vegan meal on donation. […Lees verder]

Documentary Film from Syria: Everyday Life in a Syrian Village

Sunday 19 august 2018, Documentary Film from Syria: Everyday Life in a Syrian Village. Directed by Omar Amiralay, Syria, 1974, 85 minutes, Black & white, Arabic with English subtitles. Door opens at 20:00, film and presentation from 20:30.

The first documentary to present an unabashed critique of the impact of the Syrian government’s agricultural and land reforms, this film delivers a powerful jab at the state’s conceit of redressing social and economic inequities. Interviews reveal the contrast between the peasants’ regard for the state and the attitude of state representatives towards those peasants.

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

Benefiet diner voor Jalazone speeltuin project #6

Monday 6 august 2018, Benefiet diner voor Jalazone speeltuin project #6 by SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina). Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

SRP is terug in Joe’s Garage voor onze zesde benefietdiner. Onderdeel van onze campagne voor Jalazone, een project waarbij we de bouw van een speeltuin ondersteunen. Afgelopen zomer is SRP als onderdeel van ons jaarlijks georganiseerde reis naar Palestina in Jalazone geweest. De leef omstandigheden van de palestijnen in deze vluchtelingen kamp heeft een blijvende indruk gemaakt op de groep.Gemotiveerd door wat ze hadden gezien hebben zij de lokale vrouwenbeweging om advies gevraagd. Zo heeft het idee om geld op te halen voor de bouw van een speeltuin vorm gekregen. Kom genieten van een heerlijke maaltijd en breng je vrienden, familie en buren mee. Een avond met fijn gezelschap en lekker eten!

SRPare back in Joe’s Garage for our sixth benefit dinner. Part of our fundraising campaign for Jalazone, a project to support building a playground for the children in the camp. Last summer SRP visited Jalazone camp during one of our annually organised trips to Palestine. The living circumstances of the Palestinians in this refugee camp left a lasting impression on the group. Motivated by what they had seen they asked the local women’s collective for advice. Out of this conversation, a fund-raising project for the building of a children’s playground was formed. Come and join us for a delicious meal and bring along your friends, family and neighbors. It will be a night of good company and great food! Dinner includes starter + main for €4!

SRP (Studenten voor Rechtvaardigheid in Palestina) : http://srpnederland.nl […Lees verder]

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Latest from the DaDa-ER

Sunday August 5th 2018, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Latest from the DaDa-ER (Letztes aus der DaDaeR). Directed by Jörg Foth, 1990, 86 minutes. In German with English subtitles. Door opens at 20:30, film and presentation from 21:00.

After the Berlin wall fell the East-German film scene went haywire, since there was suddenly a small window of time that meant it was no longer under the authority of the previous GDR government, and as of yet were not forced to become commercial by the capitalist system. In this small period they knocked out some truly wild and exceptional off-beat cries of rebellion. This film is a marvelous example. It couldn’t have been made a year earlier when the GDR was still strong, and it wouldn’t have been made a year later when the DEFA studio was bought by a French conglomerate.

What we have here is a avant-garde picaresque story of two East-German clowns rummaging through the ruins of the GDR, and although the clowns seem relieved that everything is loosening up, at the same time everything is falling apart and they also show no interest in the glamor and spectacle of the ‘other’ half of Germany. This film was made at a very acute point in time. The main forces behind this freewheeling creation were two visionary performance artists – Steffen Mensching and Hans-Eckardt Wenzel. The are both the writers and the main actors in this surreal flick about two clowns trying to survive the last days of East Germany. Their journey is almost like Dante’s inferno, as they are let out of prison, and they venture through garbage dumps and down rivers into unbelievable situations. Each stage of their quest is set up like a cabaret piece, complete with songs they sing that describe their plight. They find themselves in an almost no-man’s land, and their observations are critical of both East and West Germany.

The title of the movie is a play of words merging of the word ‘Dada’ and the DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik). This highly unique flick also surprisingly features Rainer Werner Fassbinder regular Irm Hermann in a cameo role. Another outrageously rare screening of totally forgotten cinema.

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