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Open air screenings

Sunsets

24 — 28 August 2022

still from Karakter (Character) (Mike van Diem, NL 1997)
still from Karakter (Character) (Mike van Diem, NL 1997)

It's now 10 years since Eye first opened its doors beside the River IJ – where better to celebrate this than right here, in the open air at sundown. During Sunsets you can watch classics and new films, with Boy (2010, Taika Waititi) from New Zealand as the opening film, and from the Restored & Unseen series the brand new restoration of Character (1997, Mike van Diem) with a preceding Q&A with the two-time Oscar-winning director.

Fancy enjoying a relaxed drink on a sultry summer evening while watching an exceptional film? Well you can, because this year once again we are screening films in the open air in the park next to the Eye building. This summer you can watch films from various Eye programmes as the sun goes down, including Previously Unreleased, Badlands, Restored & Unseen and Eye Classics.

still from Boy (Taika Waititi, NZ 2010)
still from Boy (Taika Waititi, NZ 2010)

Furthermore, Eye Classics presents Beau travail (1999, Claire Denis) and we chose from the Eye series Badlands the astounding debut movie Donnie Darko (2001, Richard Kelly). We close Sunsets with Boiling Point (2021, Philip Barantini).

still from Boiling Point (Philip Barantin, GB 2022)
still from Boiling Point (Philip Barantin, GB 2022)

The films will be projected on a 5 x 12-metres screen and will be preceded by a short supporting programme.

Practical information

To be sure of a place, make a reservation at eyefilm.nl for a maximum of 4 people. This guarantees you a seat and a set of headphones (you can also bring your own seat if you prefer). In the case of bad weather, a decision will be made on the day about whether the show will go ahead: we will send a mail out confirming this to the people who have made reservations.

still from Beau travail (Claire Denis, FR 1999)
still from Beau travail (Claire Denis, FR 1999)
still from Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, US 2001)
still from Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, US 2001)

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