Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Pickup on South Street

Sunday, 14 January

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Pickup on South Street

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Film starts @ 20:30, doors open at 20:00. PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET   1953, Directed by Sam Fuller. 80 minutes. In English.

A wonderful film noir, and one of the key films in the genre. Director Samuel Fuller gave cinema the punch and brilliance that it badly needed. Here we have wonderful hard-hitting acting performances, razor-sharp dialogue, existentialist situations and a labyrinthine plot that knocks you around as if you were a punching bag.

Joey, a lowlife pickpocket, and his ex-prostitute girlfriend Candy, become involved in what they believe is just a simple two-bit theft involving a secret file. But, as it turns out, the stakes are much bigger than they would ever have dreamed. In true noir form, the action is set in 50s New York - a brooding city of predators and power hungry jerks... of sell-outs and finks, of heartless betrayals and con-artists. But despite all of these icy hearts, Fuller manages to make us feel for his characters. All of this is fueled by the director's trademark raw energy. Starring Richard Widmark in one of his best roles, and Thelma Ritter who gives a performance of a lifetime.

This will be a high-definition screening.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 14 January, 2018 - 20:30 to 23:30


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Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Presently squatted

Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers.


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Monday: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, people's kitchen
Tuesday: 20.00 - 21.30 Kraakspreekuur Oost, squatting assistance
Thursday: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, people's kitchen
Saturday: 14.00 - 18.00 Give away shop
Sunday: 20.00 Movie night (film begins at 21:00)

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.


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mostly Sunday to Thursday at 7 different locations, see Cinemanita, Cinema Derive, Cine Interzone, Blue Rascal Cinema, Spinema, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema, etc..