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


  • bar/cafe
  • film


  • 3-5 €
- €5


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

opening times: 

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