Amsterdam Film Show | July 2020

Amsterdam Film Show 03/07/2020

@KikoMorah and Elliot Bloom share what to watch and why in July 2020, their picks of the modern classics that Amsterdam cinemas are re-screening as there are not so many new releases due to the corona virus. Will this tactic succeed in keeping the cinemas going? Here’s the July edition of the Amsterdam Film Show.

(Show notes and links below).

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About the show

The Amsterdam Film Show is broadcast on our radio station weekly, with two fresh editions per month sometimes, with a spin-off, Dam Directors Cut talking with locals working working in the film industry. On Demand and talk-only podcasts


Show notes & links

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Special screenings  

Lab Suggestions II @ Lab111 | throughout July till about 8 August

Audience suggestions screened, from Wild at Heart to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, from Dogtooth to Casablanca and more …

Last chance to see

The Wild Goose Lake (2019) | NEO-NOIR CRIME THRILLER | Director: Yi’nan Diao | Writer: Yi’nan Diao | Stars: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao | 16 | 1h 53min | A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the run. FROM 1 JUNE IN AMSTERDAM CINEMAS | @ EYE FILMMUSEUM, RIALTO AND LAB111 WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES 

New wave, new trends 

Ema | CHILEAN DRAMA | Director: Pablo Larraín | Writers: Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín | Stars: Mariana Di Girolamo, Gael García Bernal, Santiago Cabrera | 15 | 1h 47min | A couple deals with the aftermath of an adoption that goes awry as their household falls apart.

Xavier Anyways: The Films of Xavier Dolan @ Lab 111 | All screenings with English subtitles | “Québécois actor and film-maker Xavier Dolan is loved, and maybe even a little bit resented, as the young-adult prodigy of world cinema. Coinciding with the release of his latest film Matthias & Maxime we bring to our cinema a complete retrospective of his French-spoken films.” Lab 111


Cinema City Beach Amsterdam @ DOK

03-jul-2020 26-aug-2020

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REMINDER! 1.5m at the cinema

Cinemas opened again from 1 June in NL, but there are still special measures in place due to the current coronavirus crisis. Things to know: 

  • Don’t go if you or anyone in your household has any covid symptoms. 
  • You must reserve a ticket in advance, you can’t walk in to a cinema and buy a ticket just before a showing (but you can book online, up to 5 minutes before the start of a screening, and you can book tickets at a box office if it’s well in advance.)
  • No-show Cineville reservations will be cancelled 5m before screenings. 
  • Come to the cinema alone or in the company of people from your household (max. 5 people).
  • Arrive on time, but no earlier than 15m before the start of your film.
  • No admissions after the film has started.
  • Go to the toilet before you arrive.
  • In the screening, you’re expected to leave two seats empty between you and others but people from the same household can sit next to each other. Every second row of seats is left unoccupied.
  • Follow new signage within the venues to manage flows of people safely. 
  • So, screenings will get booked up quicker than normal so in many cases you’ll need to book well in advance. 
  • New film programming is pretty limited as many film distributors are withholding film releases until its is more profitable to screen, eg until they can pack more people into screenings. Expect lots of reruns.    

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