book presentation: Puncture / Slash

Saturday, 2 November

book presentation: Puncture / Slash

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Book presentation Spanish Pricks: A History of Cine quinqui in the heroin years – Jeffrey’s underground cinemas
45 min reading with slides and a live soundtrack by Sergio

Soon after Franco died, Spain was engulfed in an untimely heroin epidemic.
Its impact was so devastating that Spanish society questioned its newfound prosperity, revisited the concept of liberty, discussed old and new ideas of masculinity.
Images of needles played an important part in that introspection.
Far from being intellectual essay-films, early cine quinqui looked more like Blaxploitation films of the late 60s in USA.
But before long, the queer community, the punk scene, and even some snobbish arthouse filmmakers
had caught the quinqui bug…
…real bad.

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 2 November, 2019 - 15:00


  • book shop/info shop/library
  • discussion/presentation
  • film


  • queer


  • free
Dokhuis Galerie
Plantage Doklaan 8-12
1018CM Amsterdam


Trams 9 & 14 (stop at the city zoo: Artis)


Former squat, now legalised

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.


  • film

opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.