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still from Big Ben: Ben Webster in Europe (Johan van der Keuken, NL 1967)
still from Big Ben: Ben Webster in Europe (Johan van der Keuken, NL 1967)

All That Jazz

A scintillating programme on jazz and film with classics, live performances and a focus on exceptional avant-garde and activist filmmakers with a passion for jazz.

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illustration © Isa Grütter

Badlands

Up-and-coming Dutch film talent at Eye: Badlands is a bi-monthly platform that enables new makers to present their work and talk about their great examples, dreams and ideals.

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© Brian Elstak

Black Light

Representation of black identity in films

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Illustration: Joost Stokhof

Cinema Ecologica

How filmmakers have been imagining the relationship between humankind and planet Earth: from meditative experiences of nature to astounding science fiction.

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Cinemini

Every Sunday morning, children aged 2 to 6 are treated to a film, followed by experiments with light and shadow in small play tents.

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Eye Classics

Eye now brings film history even closer with Eye Classics. On the big screen, screened in 35mm whenever possible.

still from Cloacinae Serge Onnen & Sverre Fredriksen, NL 2017)
still from Cloacinae Serge Onnen & Sverre Fredriksen, NL 2017)

Eye on Art

Ongoing series with programming on the intersection between film and other arts.

Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena
Eye on Sound: live music in Eye's arena

Eye on Sound

Eye focuses on the dynamic relationship between sound and vision in different thematic programmes. Together they are Eye on Sound.

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Eyeshadow

Saturday night series with indie classics from roughly 1990 to the present, followed by high-profile live acts in the style of the film.

campaign image Fiona Tan - Mountains and Molehills: Fiona Tan, Gray Glass (2020), still, 3 channel 4K video installation, black & white, 3 x mono, courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
campaign image Fiona Tan - Mountains and Molehills: Fiona Tan, Gray Glass (2020), still, 3 channel 4K video installation, black & white, 3 x mono, courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London

Fiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills

How do we hold on to memories – in archives, in the mind, in the landscape, on film? Visual artist and filmmaker Fiona Tan investigates ways in which we record the world around us.

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Koolhoven & Simons

Martin Koolhoven and Ronald Simons present a monthly ode to genre cinema. A tribute to rarely screened trailers and forgotten classics, where possible in 35mm.

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Meriem Bennani, Kahlil Joseph, Karrabing Film Collective

Eye presents the work of the three recent winners of the Eye Art & Film Prize, who effortlessly cross the boundaries between cinema, documentary, and visual arts.

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Previously Unreleased

Selected for (inter)national festivals, but never shown in Dutch cinemas on wide release. Every summer, Eye puts an end to this injustice with Previously Unreleased.

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still from The Wandering Princess (Kinuyo Tanaka, JP 1960)

Restored & Unseen

Restored classics and rediscovered films, with introductions by experts.

still from In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, US 1967)
still from In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison, US 1967)

Sidney Poitier & Denzel Washington

They were good friends, Oscar winners and shining examples for young, African American actors; this summer at Eye: films with Sidney Poitier and films with Denzel Washington.

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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.

Xtended: Venice VR Expanded in Eye © Tibor Dieters
Xtended: Venice VR Expanded in Eye © Tibor Dieters

Xtended

Xtended presents VR experiences by artists and filmmakers that offer alternative and challenging views of our world, touch our emotions, and make us stop and think.