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I Don't Wanna Dance

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Flynn von Kleist / NL, 2021 / 90 min.

Joey (15) has to decide whether to step out of the destructive dance with his mother or stick with her at the cost of his own happiness. A true story, told and performed by Yfendo van Praag, the boy who experienced it in real life. 

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Tonight, Eye’s youth community MovieZone presents this screening of I Don't Wanna Dance. Having lived for two years with their aunt, fifteen-year-old Joey (Yfendo van Praag) and his younger brother are delighted to be returned to their mother (Romana Vrede). At first all is well: the house is clean, the fridge full, Daphne has work and Joey settles in at a dance group. It promises to be a great summer.

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I Don't Wanna Dance


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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.

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still from I Don't Wanna Dance (Flynn von Kleist, NL 2020)
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