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75 years Eye Filmmuseum

Eye Filmmuseum lets you see more. For 75 years.

Eye Filmmuseum opens up the world of film. Behind the scenes, on screens and in classrooms, in exhibitions and events, online and outdoors: we do all we can to bring you the best in film. From visitor to researcher, schoolkid to art expert, film opens your eyes and touches you, inspiring action and reflection. By preserving and restoring films, we can continue to share new perspectives on cinema into the future. Join us on this never-ending voyage of discovery and fall in love with film.

Eye Filmmuseum lets you see more. For 75 years. #eyelovefilm

75 years Eye Filmmuseum

Activities

Eye Filmmuseum seen across the river IJ © Marcus Koppen
Eye Filmmuseum, © Marcus Koppen

The History of Eye Filmmuseum

Not every visitor to the architectural gem that is Eye Filmmuseum will know that the museum started out seventy-five years ago, in one tiny room.

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still from Ascent (Fiona Tan, NL/JP 2016)
still from Ascent (Fiona Tan, NL/JP 2016)

Eye Film Player

The Eye Film Player is a streaming platform where you can watch a growing selection of titles from Eye's collection on demand.

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Eye on Screens @Emmen Raadhuisplein

Eye on Screens

Watch over 500 excerpts from the first 30 years of film history on 50 large screens at stations, shopping centres and squares around the Netherlands.

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illustration © Ted Struwer

Het Parool supplement 75 years Eye Filmmuseum

On Saturday 5 June, the day of the reopening of the museums, this supplement was published in Het Parool as part of the 75th anniversary of Eye Filmmuseum.

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All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld

All About Film About Theatre – Ivo van Hove & Jan Versweyveld

Film-to-stage adaptations synthesize theatre with film, live video, and music.

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campaign image Meet the Archive 2021 (Martha Colburn, What's On)
Still from What's On (Martha Colburn, 1997)

Meet the Archive

Meet the Archive presents exceptional stories about (early) film history, highlights forgotten filmmakers, reports on new cooperations and shows what often remains hidden.

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still from She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, US 1986)
still from She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, US 1986)

She's Gotta Have It

Scintillating debut from filmmaker and Black Consciousness campaigner Spike Lee, which won him the Prix de Jeunesse in Cannes.

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still from The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (George Sluizer, NL 1988)
still from The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (George Sluizer, NL 1988)

75 Restorations

This year Eye Filmmuseum celebrates its 75th anniversary by releasing 75 restored works from its collection on screen and on Eye Film Player throughout the year.

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Eye Shop

Het jubileumshirt (en meer!) koop je via onze online shop.

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Beeldspraak: filmgedichten op de ramen van Eye

Zes dichters uit Amsterdam-Noord hebben een gedicht geschreven bij hun lievelingsfilm. Hun teksten hangen ingelijst achter de ramen aan de noordkant van Eye.

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still from In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, HK/FR/CN 2000)
still from In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar Wai, HK/FR/CN 2000)

In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar Wai’s waltz of unrequited love lifts you up and draws you into a vortex of profound and unspeakable feelings.

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campaign image Vive le cinéma!, work by Leopold Emmen

Vive le cinéma! Art & Film

Exhibition with spatial film art by five important directors

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illustration © Ted Struwer

Sunsets

Relax with a drink while enjoying the sultry summer evening and an exceptional film during the open-air screenings in the park next to Eye.

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still from Van de koele meren des doods (Hedwig: The Quiet Lakes) (Nouchka van Brakel, NL 1982)
still from Van de koele meren des doods (Hedwig: The Quiet Lakes) (Nouchka van Brakel, NL 1982)

Van de koele meren des doods

Renée Soutendijk delivers a superb performance as the doomed Hedwig Marga de Fontayne. Before the screening of the film, Nouchka van Brakel talks about the making of The Deeps of Deliverance.

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Queen Máxima visits Eye (June 2021) (© Hans Boddeke)
Queen Máxima visits Eye (© Hans Boddeke)

On Thursday, 24 June, Her Majesty Queen Máxima visited the Filmmuseum to mark its 75th anniversary. During her visit, Queen Máxima officially launched Eye on Screens.

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Museum teachers Remco and Stefan give you a private tour of the building on the river IJ and tell you about 75 years of Eye.

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tour of Eye's museum building by Remco and Stefan

Director of Collections Frank Roumen takes you with him behind the scenes of the Eye Collection Centre.

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tour of the Collection Centre by Frank Roumen