Thursday 02 October
Nutty Anita's Comedy Night! Special guests from LA

9th Edition of Amsterdam's favourite alternative comedy night.
With special guests Bright Blue Gorilla- freaky filmmakers and musical comedians from Los Angeles.
Zou Zou, Marijn de Vrie and Emma Wessleus
Hosted by Maestro of the Underground Ken Parsons
opens at: 20:30
price: 5,-
Monday 06 October
Cinemanita: Oedipus Wrecks / Trouble in Paradise OEDIPUS WRECKS 1989
Directed by Woody Allen
40 minutes
In English

At one period of his life Woody Allen abandoned comedy for a more austere, sober style of filmmaking. In a sense, Oedipus Wrecks was his return to comedy, even though it remains one of his lesser seen films because of its odd length. It stars Woody himself in the lead role, and is about a New Yorker who is haunted by his mother. It also stars Mia Farrow.

As one witness has expressed: "one of the very best of Woody Allen's films, period. The tight interactive delivery between characters that has become so trademark in Allen's films is served up so deliciously again ... Witty, biting, and with one of THE oddest plot twists I've ever seen."
This will be a high-definition screening.

Directed by Ernst Lubitsch
80 minutes
In English with English subtitles

Before the notorious Hays "moral" Code was enforced in Hollywood in 1933, American films actually were sexually-charged, daring, liberal and even downright decadent. That was the case with this subversive comic film which slipped through the closing doors of censorship in "the land of the free".

The film is about two Parisian jewel thieves who meet romantically one night in on a crime-spree in Venice. Just that premise alone shows how daringly romantic the film is. Trouble in Paradise is an elegant example of "the Lubitsch touch," that mastery of comic timing, snappy dialogue, sexual innuendos and sparkling wit...and it's considered to be his masterpiece. Back in the 30s Lubitsch was a household name that everyone knew, but today he has been largely ignored by a generation that dismisses old black and white cinema. This film is an incandescent gem, and in the past 70 years it has been unmatched in the realm of sophisticated farce.

A viewer noted: "I heard that this was one of Woody Allen's favourite films. I had never heard about this one before. Decided to check it out. And after I saw it, I just couldn't believe how good it was and how on earth they just can't make films like this nowadays?! Where is the intellect, guts, insight and humour that this film possess in today's romantic comedy? Yes, this is Ernst Lubitsch film and almost everything he touched, was pure magic."
opens at: 20:30
price: 3,-
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