EYE opens with an exuberant festival week taking place from 5-11 April 2012. The programme features numerous film previews, a scintillating film quiz, some exceptional film restorations, films with live music, dance or introductory talks, a special children’s day, performances by amongst others Dutch rap band De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig and DJ Cinema Royale, plus the opening of a major exhibition: Found Footage: Cinema Exposed and a Martin Scorsese retrospective.
Throughout the opening week, EYE will be presenting a cross section of its 2012 programme in a hundred shows. From Thursday 5 April 2012 EYE will be inviting all film lovers and movie buffs to join in and explore the new building, welcoming local residents and tourists, school children and film professionals, young and old.
The opening exhibition Found Footage: Cinema Exposed, kicks off on Thursday 5 April with a special viewing of Circo Togni (home movies of a circus dynasty, with live music) and a selection of continuous Found Footage film performances.
Martin Scorsese: Cinematic Genius
Among the highlights of the large Martin Scorsese retrospective are the new restorations of Taxi Driver (in 4K high resolution), The Last Waltz and Raging Bull. The programme also offers a preview of the Stanley Kubrick retrospective taking place later this year.
The brand new restoration of the romantic costume drama The Spanish Dancer (1923) will be inaugurated by a recently restored cinema organ dating from 1929 and a new film score. Also showing is a new copy of Nicholas Ray’s We Can’t Go Home Again. The restoration was one of the major preservation projects for EYE in recent years.
The opening week has much more to offer: a 70mm print of West Side Story and two dancers who will be entertaining the audience in a dance battle, numerous previews and the cult night Cinema Egzotik (with a John Carpenter special presented by Martin Koolhoven and Ronald Simons). The opening week ends with a dazzling film quiz.
One-day pass € 17,50
This pass gives unlimited access to exhibition, film performances and events (as long as there are seats available).
Children’s Day Pass Saturday 7 April: adults € 12,50; children (up to age 11) € 10,-.
Please note that visitors who have bought tickets for specific screenings will be seated before one-day-pass holders.
The festival magazine will be published in the 27 March issue of VPRO Gids.
Tickets can be ordered from Thursday 8 March via eyefilm.nl. No ticket reservations.