Infinite Minds: The Cinema of Ted Fendt 1

Friday, 22 February

Infinite Minds: The Cinema of Ted Fendt 1

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Broken Specs + Travel Plans + Going Out + Short Stay

In recent years American filmmaker Ted Fendt has made a name for himself on the festival circuit, thanks to his drily comic, anthropologically sharp films, predominantly set in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this first retrospective and Dutch premiere of Fendt’s work we dive into the elegance of his early episodic miniatures in which Fendt’s cinematic web of surrealist humour and emotional texture unfolds. His non-professional performers are oozing spontaneity and mystery in their everyday encounters, when attending house parties, drinking cheap beers in dive bars with arcade games clamouring in the background, culminating in Fendt‘s debut feature Short Stay, in which an antihero pizza delivery guy offers to fill a sublet for a sleazy “friend“. Rigorous in his materiality, he prefers shooting in lived-in domestic spaces with a minimal crew, mostly natural light, using direct sound on analogue film stock. A journey into an unconventional cinematic mind.

Filmmaker Ted Fendt will be present for both days of his retrospective and in conversation with Marius Hrdy after each program.

Interviews with Ted Fendt:
Berlin Film Journal
Cinema Scope


Infinite Minds: The Cinema of Ted Fendt 2 :


Date & Time: 

Friday, 22 February, 2019 - 20:30


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5,- (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.