Black Mirrors: World on a Wire

Sunday 14 January

Black Mirrors: World on a Wire

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Have you finished binging the latest season of Black Mirror? The return of Netflix's wildly popular sci-fi anthology series has left us hungry for more visionary tales of technological dystopia. In this program, we look back at our favorite examples of future shock cinema: heady films that explore the ways technology is reshaping society and human subjectivity.The second evening in our program takes a look at Rainer Werner Fassbinder's mindbending 1973 TV miniseries World on a Wire

In the near future, cybernetics engineer Fred Stiller (Klaus Löwitsch) oversees a sophisticated computer simulation inhabited by over 9,000 "people" who do not realize that they are living in a virtual world. When Stiller discovers irregularities in the simulation, he launches an investigation, uncovering a conspiracy that leads him to question his own tenuous grasp on reality. Originally made for German television, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's audacious science fiction epic is a visually-striking mindbender and a prophetic precursor to The Matrix, among other cinematic explorations of virtual reality. Approaching this speculative material with his trademark irony and working across a broad canvass, Fassbinder conjures a singular, cerebral and distinctly kitsch vision of the future. Watch the trailer. 

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973, West Germany, 205 minutes. In German with English subtitles.

There will be a 10 minute break between parts 1 and 2. 

Bar opens at 18:30.
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Date & Time: 

Sunday, 14 January, 2018 - 19:00


  • bar/cafe
  • film


  • free


Cinema of the Dam'd at OT301
Overtoom 301
2nd Floor
1054HW Amsterdam


Inside the OT301 arts building, on the 2nd floor. Directly across from the Jan Pieter Heijestraat stop for tram #1.


Former squat, now legalised

Cinema of the Dam’d is a bar, cinema & gathering place, located on the 2nd floor of the OT301 arts collective which is the site of the former film academy.


  • bar/cafe / film

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