Are you ready for an unforgettable cinematic experience under the open sky? Look no further than the enchanting Open Air Sunset Screenings at Eye Film in Amsterdam this August. Prepare to be captivated by a carefully curated selection of timeless films set against the backdrop of the stunning Amsterdam sunset. As we dive into the heart of summer, let's take a sneak peek at the mesmerizing lineup awaiting you.
1. Paris Burning - (Wednesday, August 23rd):
Kickstarting the series is "Paris Burning," a powerful film that delves into the vibrant world of ballroom culture in New York City during the late 1980s. With its dazzling blend of fashion, dance, and self-expression, this documentary sheds light on the struggles and triumphs of the LGBTQ+ community.
2. Clueless - (Thursday, August 24th)
On Thursday, August 24th, get ready to revel in the nostalgia with "Clueless." This cult classic from the '90s follows the fashionable and witty Cher as she navigates the ups and downs of high school life. With its iconic quotes and unforgettable fashion moments, "Clueless" promises a night of laughter and fond memories.
3. Cléo de 5 à 7 - (Friday, August 25th)
Friday, August 25th, transports us to the enchanting world of "Cléo de 5 à 7." Immerse yourself in this French Nouvelle Vague gem as we follow singer Cléo over the course of two hours, awaiting the results of a medical test. Through this intimate journey, the film beautifully captures the essence of Paris in the 1960s and Cléo's personal transformation.
4. Sedmikrásky (Daisies) - (Saturday, August 26th):
Experience the visually captivating "Sedmikrásky" on Saturday, August 26th. This Czechoslovak avant-garde masterpiece follows two young women as they embark on a series of mischievous and absurd adventures. Known for its surreal imagery and thought-provoking themes, "Sedmikrásky" promises to leave a lasting impression.
5. Desperately Seeking Susan - (Saturday, August 26th):
Concluding the weekend is "Desperately Seeking Susan" on Saturday, August 26th. Join the escapades of Roberta, played by Madonna, as she becomes entangled in a case of mistaken identity and embarks on a whirlwind journey through New York City. With a blend of comedy and intrigue, this film is the perfect way to round off a memorable cinematic experience.
Our choice this year for watching is Agnes Varda's film, 'Cléo de 5 à 7' - We couldn't miss the opportunity to watch it on the big screen. Agnes Varda, often regarded as the guiding hand of the French Nouvelle Vague, is a must-watch. For those who can, We strongly recommend catching it. A true masterpiece.
Join us at Eye Film for an extraordinary month of cinematic adventures, where stories from different eras and cultures converge under the setting sun. From documentaries to comedies to thought-provoking classics, our August lineup promises something for every cinephile. Gather your friends, bring a blanket, and immerse yourself in the magic of cinema at the Open Air Sunset Screenings.
See you there!
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