Good News

Tuesday, 10 March

Good News

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GOOD NEWS   1990 (Good News oder: von Kolporteuren, toten Hunden und anderen Wienern) Directed by Ulrich Seidl 126 minutes In German with English subtitles

Director Ulrich Seidl (Import Export, Dog Days, Loss Is to Be Expected) is one of the most eclectic documentary filmmakers creating in Europe today, and has been knocking out hard-hitting, controversial films for the last three decades. The themes he explores dissect various dark corners of the society we live in. His films are un-narrated, letting the images and the subject's words speak for themselves.  He also makes feature fiction films, but in the tradition of Agnès Varda, Luis Buñuel and Werner Herzog, there is often a huge overlap between his so-called 'documentaries' and his 'feature fiction movies'.

Good News was his feature-length debut, documenting the life of street newspaper vendors in Vienna. They are immigrants from Turkey, India, Egypt and Eastern Europe. The papers they are peddling are the right-wing tabloid press, which ironically condemn immigration. These men are paid almost nothing, standing around all day in terrible weather, and live in small rooms that are packed with other men. In other words, the film examines the bizarre relationship between the poverty-stricken immigrant sellers and the well-to-do buyers, many of whom are xenophobic. For director Seidl, this is a film about modern-day slavery and rulers, but also "about the insanity of normalcy in Austria." The word 'colonialization' isn't used any more today, but the power relations are still the same. This flick still remains on Werner Herzog's shortlist for top ten documentaries.

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 20:30

Category: 

  • film

Price: 

  • 3-5 €
- 3 €
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam
Netherlands

Directions: 

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

Squat: 

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.

categories: 

  • film

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.

Weekly programme of film screenings in a circuit of underground / self-organised venues. Forgotten movies that should have been classics, neglected flics, lesser-known gems, always with a personal introduction by the programmer. All films in English, or with English subtitles.

categories: 

  • film

opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.