Class of '99: The Blair Witch Project (20th Anniversary)

Sunday, 10 November

Class of '99: The Blair Witch Project (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.

The Blair Witch Project @ 19:30

Three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) travel to rural Maryland to investigate the local legend of the Blair Witch. They soon find themselves lost in the woods and stalked by a malevolent presence. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez's phenomenal debut paved the way for the found footage horror genre. Shot for just $60K, and virally marketed as a "true story," it became one of the most successful independent films of all time, launching a legion of imitators. But two decades later, The Blair Witch Project still stands ahead of the pack for its convincing performances, scary sound design, and haunting, expressionistic images. Watch the trailer.

Directed by Daniel Myrick & Eduardo Sánchez, 1999, USA, 81 minutes. In English.

Bar opens @ 19:00
Screens w/ Audition
€5 entry for two films

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 10 November, 2019 - 19:30

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.