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Missed an event in Eye, or are you spending more time at home? Below you will find video recordings of a number of events.

Dolemite + Akwasi

(in Dutch)

With the desire to offer makers with special stories a platform, Akwasi started omroep ZWART together with director Gianni Grot. An aspiring broadcaster with the aim of creating radio, music and programs that provide connection and amazement. During Black Light, Akwasi and Gianni talked about their plans ahead of a double bill of Dolemite (1975) and Dolemite Is My Name (2019). Akwasi marveled at the original in his youth, but the remake brought him new insights.

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Dolemite + Akwasi

The Mutoscope and Biograph Collection

Funding from the European Commission’s ‘European Tribute to Film Heritage’ program allowed digitizing 50 selected films from the Eye and BFI collections.The Mutoscope and Biograph Collection is the oldest film collection held at Eye Filmmuseum. These films are all photographed with the unique large-format 68mm Mutograph camera, which provided extraordinarily high-resolution images. These one-minute time capsules from 120 years ago still convey some of the richest and sharpest images that film can achieve. Sectormanager Collections Frank Roumen takes you behind the scenes of the restoration process.

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The making of The Brilliant Biograph: Earliest Moving Images of Europe (1897-1902)

Akwasi on the stage during Black Light in Eye Filmmuseum

(in Dutch)

Language artist Akwasi gave a spoken-word performance at the opening night of Xtended: Traveling While Black. The VR work of Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams can be seen in the Eye film program Black Light, which celebrates groundbreaking films from black film culture and includes an extensive side program of music, performances and flash readings.

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Akwasi on stage during Black Light in Eye Filmmuseum

Cinema Stadsleven: Vrouwen filmen de stad

(in Dutch)

During a special edition of Cinema Stadsleven in honor of the film program Women Make Film, program maker, journalist and presenter Tracy Metz will receive a number of guests. You can view the registration below.

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Cinema Stadsleven. Vrouwen filmen de stad.

Interview Claire Atherton about Chantal Akerman

To accompany the exhibition Chantal Akerman - Passages, Eye presents a series of specials that examine different aspects of Akerman's work. The below video interview was a preview of Spatializing Cinema, where Claire Atherton, editor and artistic collaborator of Chantal Akerman, talked about their years of collaboration.

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Interview Claire Atherton

Lecture “Be Pretty and Shut Up!” by Professor Patricia Pisters

French actress Delphine Seyrig impressed as the lead in Jeanne Dielman, the film that was Chantal Akerman’s breakthrough. University of Amsterdam Professor of Film Studies Patricia Pisters focuses on the life and work of Seyrig, a major feminist figure in the 1970s who directed a number of feminist films. Watch the lecture Be Pretty and Shut Up!

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Lecture “Be Pretty and Shut Up!” by Professor Patricia Pisters