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The Netherlands, an outsider's view.


Weekend Roundup: 5 Unique things to do in Amsterdam this weekend

Each week +31 Mag curates a list of 5 English language events around Amsterdam

22 November – 24 November edition

1. [Culture; Cinema] IDFA Filmmaker Talk: Patricio Guzmán + The Cordillera of Dreams
(Tuschinksi; Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam)
Living legend Patricio Guzmán shares his views on documentary making at the Filmmaker Talk following a screening of his latest film, the award-winning The Cordillera of Dreams.

2. [Music; Cinema] Galactic Funk w/ Dopplereffekt [live]
(OT301; Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam)
“We are thrilled to have Motor City’s enigmatic electro masters Dopplereffekt in OT301 for an audiovisual experience that only these drexciyan icons can deliver. From their stellar discography to pioneering projects such as Drexciya and Arpanet, their history and legacy are unrivalled.

Support will be provided by local heroes TARS & Nurali, and newly joined Galactic Funk resident Bertram. Visual artist duo Fur the Burds will transform OT301 into a galactic playground. Not to be missed.” A documentary Screening of MIDNIGHT FRONTIER begins at 21:00.

3. [Music] Vintage Voudou Dance Night at Mezrab – LP release AFRO7
(Mezrab; Veemkade 576, 1019 BL Amsterdam)
“The evening kicks off at 22u with a Q&A with Fredrik & Jumanne about digging in Kenya. After 22:30 Fredrik, Jumanne & the Vintage Voudou team are spinning killer vintage tropical tunes from vinyl.”

4. [Activism] Morality Chain
(Dam Square; Amsterdam)
“A morality chain a non-violent demonstration for animal rights in a square formation of activists. The activists in this formation are either holding a QR sign leading to our unique digital outreach program or a truthbomb sign while having their hands chained to each other.”

5. [Cinema] I Am Twenty • Soviet Classics
(Cinema of the Dam’d; Overtoom 301, 1054HW Amsterdam)
“Sergei (Valentin Popov) returns to Moscow after military service and joins his lifelong friends Kolia (Nikolay Gubenko) and Slavka (Stanislav Lyubshin) to roam Moscow in search of adventure. Their hopes and aspirations are juxtaposed against everyday youth worries of finding money, meaning, and romance in everyday life. I Am Twenty is a gorgeous cinematic odyssey through the streets of Moscow. It is full of unstaged events, location shooting, and a curious camera that’s as interested in the main characters, as in the city and its inhabitants. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, the film portrays Soviet youth who listen to Western music, ignore their elders’ advice and are openly anti-Stalinist. For these reasons, it was banned for 4 years, before being released in a drastically shorter cut. Restored to its original length in 1989, I Am Twenty remains one of the highlights of Soviet arthouse cinema.” è un progetto indipendente di giornalismo partecipativo.
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