Class of '99: Audition (20th Anniversary)

Sunday, 10 November

Class of '99: Audition (20th Anniversary)

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20 years ago, the world was in the grip of pre-millennial tension and Y2K fever. Popular filmmakers responded with a dizzying assortment of eccentric and visionary movies that pushed the formal, thematic and narrative boundaries of the medium. Tonight we present a double feature of 1999's two most influential horror films: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez's innovative found footage nightmare The Blair Witch Project and Takashi Miike's subversive shocker Audition.

Audition @ 21:00

Lonely widower Aoyama (Ryo Ishibashi) decides to start dating again. His friend Yoshikawa, a sleazy film producer (Jun Kunimura) suggests holding a fake movie audition to find him a match. Aoyama finds himself drawn to Asami (Eihi Shiina), a beautiful, but shy young woman, who conceals a dark secret. Takashi Miike's international breakthrough is a subversive mix of Japanese melodrama and grindhouse horror. Miike masterfully orchestrates a series of tonal shifts, as the film evolves from an elliptical dream into a waking nightmare. Twenty years after it stunned arthouse audiences, Audition remains a potent shocker, with some unsettling insights into gender and power. Watch the trailer.

Directed by Takashi Miike, 1999, Japan, 115 minutes. In Japanese w/ English subtitles.

Bar opens @ 19:00
Screens w/ The Blair Witch Project
€5 entry

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 - 21:00

Category: 

  • bar/cafe
  • film

Price: 

  • 3-5 €
- €5

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

Directions: 

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

Squat: 

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.

categories: 

  • bar/cafe / film

opening times: 

See event listings for opening times.