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Open-air screenings

Sunsets

20 — 25 August 2021

still from Cha-cha (Herbert Curiël, NL 1979)
still from Cha-cha (Herbert Curiël, NL 1979)

In the open air you can watch classics and new films such as Waterworld, The Piano and I Don’t Wanna Dance, as well as the nail-biting tension of the film noir The Night of the Hunter. At full moon, we will be showing To the Moon from the Previously Unreleased series. One of the highlights is the première of the brand new restoration of Cha-cha (1979), a wild ride through the rough-and-ready Amsterdam punk and new wave scenes of the late ’70s starring Herman Brood and Nina Hagen.

Fancy relaxing with a cool drink while enjoying a sultry summer evening and an exceptional film? Well you can, as this year Eye celebrates its 75th anniversary with open-air screenings in the park behind the museum building. This summer at sundown you can see a preview of upcoming Eye programmes such as Cinema Ecologica, Women Make Film and Badlands, as well as the conclusion of Film Noir, during our Sunsets programme.

still The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton, US 1955)
still from Waterworld (Kevin Reynolds, US 1995)
still from Waterworld (Kevin Reynolds, US 1995)

The films will be screened on a screen measuring 5 x 12 metres, either digitally or on 35mm. All screenings will feature a short introduction by the Eye programmers. There will also be opening musical and spoken word acts. For Waterworld, theatre-maker and author Anoek Nuyens will give a flash lecture on the importance of coming up with scenarios for the future. The Vliegende Vleugel (Flying Piano) will be roaming the festival site on wheels, played by pianist Keiko Shichijo.

Practical information

Admission is by reservation at eyefilm.nl, for a maximum of 4 people. A reservation guarantees you a seat. You will be given a chair and a set of headphones – you cannot bring your own chair. If the weather is bad, a decision will be taken on the day itself on whether the screening can go ahead. We will send out a mailing to those who have made reservations.

still from To the Moon (Tadhg O'Sullivan, IE 2020)
still from To the Moon (Tadhg O'Sullivan, IE 2020)
still from I Don't Wanna Dance (Flynn von Kleist, NL 2020)
still from I Don't Wanna Dance (Flynn von Kleist, NL 2020)

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