Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: The IPCRESS file

Sunday, 13 November

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: The IPCRESS file

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doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30.
THE IPCRESS FILE * 1965 * Directed by Sidney J. Furie * 108 minutes * In English
In many ways this classic British Cold War thriller was set up as an anti-James Bond comment... where Bond is glamorous and heroic and sent to exotic locations, instead here we find our secret agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) buried in shitty errands, bureaucratic confusion and endless paperwork. There is always another form to be filled out before he can do anything. He has a hard time getting any girlfriend at all, and when he tries to be witty people mostly find him annoying. In the background the movie also comments on the Americanization of England, as colorful supermarkets invade gritty post-war London.
But when Harry stumbles onto a forbidden file, he suddenly finds himself hunted from all sides, and all hell breaks loose in the midst of double-crossings, kidnappings and mysterious killings. Strangely enough, this flick also reflects with uncanny accuracy the secret brainwashing operations the CIA had in foreign countries worldwide, including their so-called partners in Europe. It is one of those movies considered to have an outrageous premise when it hit the screens, but later it turned out to be based in reality.
Shot in rich Technicolor widescreen, and besides starring a youthful Michael Caine, it also sports an iconic music score by John Barry.
This will be a high-definition screening.

Date & Time: 

Sunday, 13 November, 2022 - 20:30


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Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Oostpoort, 1 minute walk


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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opening times: 

(from May 2023):
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18-22:00, Proxy Cafe or Esperanto workshop *
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 20:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal music *
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop
Sunday: 14-16, Radical Sunday School
Sunday: 16-18, Language Cafe
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
(*) irregular event, check Radar.
Every 2nd sunday of the month, 18:00-19:30, Joe’s Garage open assembly

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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opening times: 

mostly Sunday to Thursday at about 7 different underground locations.