Theme

1968: You Say You Want a Revolution

26 April to 25 May

Fifty years ago students, factory workers and filmmakers challenged the Establishment, from Paris to Mexico City, carrying not only bricks but also agile and light 16mm cameras. EYE Filmmuseum shows how the film camera became the rallying symbol of a generation of young people who demanded the right to shape their own lives.

wayward filmmakers

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the May 1968 events in Paris, EYE Filmmuseum explores the spirit of ’68 and its international crop of wayward filmmakers. The  programme includes films from the year 1968, films about ’68 as well as talk shows and debates with such guests as pop journalist Hester Carvalho, the Instant Composers Pool and Tracy Metz, Director of the John Adams Institute.

the spirit of the times caught on film

The voice of ’68 comes alive in EYE’s film theatres from 28 April to 20 May, with unique film material from the collection, ranging from innovative feature films and radical documentaries by a new generation of filmmakers to up-to-the-minute activist news items and official newsreels.

In some forty items EYE Filmmuseum explores the spirit of ’68: what was it all about? What is left of it? To what extent can we speak of a real revolution? And what can we living in the Trump era learn from the cinema of protest, activism and the fight for equal rights?

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Interviews with guests

Roel Janssen

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Rein Jelle Terpstra

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Bjørn Melhus & Vanina Saracino

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Agenda

Monday, 21 May 2018

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

  • 19:15
    22 May 2018
    film

    Fando y Lis

    Alejandro Jodorowsky, MX 1968

    An evening based on the oeuvre of Chilean-born cult director...

    Introduction: Phil van Tongeren
  • 21:30
    22 May 2018
    film

    Night of the living dead

    George Romero, US 1968

    The first of three intelligent and pioneering zombie films made by George Romero. With its...

Thursday, 24 May 2018

  • 21:45
    24 May 2018
    film

    Targets

    Peter Bogdanovich, US 1968

    Open Air Screening at Tolhuistuin

    ...

Friday, 25 May 2018

Monday, 28 May 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

  • 13:00
    30 May 2018
    film

    Les amants réguliers

    Philippe Garrel, FR 2005

    Philippe Garrel was only twenty years old when he directed his feature film debut Marie for Memory...

  • 16:30
    30 May 2018
    film

    Night of the living dead

    George Romero, US 1968

    The first of three intelligent and pioneering zombie films made by George Romero. With its...

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