Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Coming Home

Domingo, 19 Septiembre

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Coming Home

Short url:

COMING HOME  1978 * Directed by Hal Ashby * 126 minutes * In English with English subtitles

Directed by one of American's greatest filmmakers Hal Ashby, this was a groundbreaking film when it hit the cinemas... and it's another of those films whose message is even more relevant today than when it was made. Some films fade over time, and others get richer.

Coming Home stars a young Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy), Bruce Dern (Nebraska) and Jane Fonda. It should be remembered that Jane Fonda had made a lot of enemies around the time when this film was made. She had gone to Vietnam during the war in 1972 and made pictures with the so-called "enemies". She said the American bombings of Vietnam constituted a war crime, and denounced American soldiers as war criminals. Many Americans of course couldn't see her point... there was a smear campaign built against her in the States; they called her "Hanoi Jane" and clamored for her neck, saying she should be tried for treason. Many would have lynched her if they had the chance.

Coming Home is based on Jane's friendship with Ron Kovic, whose autobiographical book Born on the Fourth of July would later be made into a film by Oliver Stone. This movie came out roughly at the same time as a few other films that dealt with the effects of the war at home in America.... of the damaged soldiers who were returning. But where the other films, like The Deer Hunter, relied on "flashbacks" of the war to show its violence and horror, this film was far more intelligent... not showing any violence at all, only the devastating emotional impact.

The soundtrack is made of the music of the times (Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, etc.), but it's especially the music of Tim Buckley (the father of Jeff) which captures better than anything else director Hal Ashby's mood and scorching sentiment. Winner of three Academy Awards (best actress, actor and script) back in the days when the Academy sometimes took risks.

The will be a high-definition screening.

doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30.

Fecha y hora: 

Domingo, 19 Septiembre, 2021 - 20:30


  • cine
Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam
Países Bajos

Ruta e indicaciones: 

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


Presently squatted

Joe's Garage es un centro social okupa, un punto de encuentro para okupas y no okupas en el barrio llamado Transvaal del Este de Amsterdam. Tras el desalojo del local de Pretoriusstraat 28 en el 2008, Joe's Garage volvió a abrir sus puertas en el edificio de enfrente, en Pretoriusstraat 43.


  • asesoramiento/asistencia/horario de oficina / librería/ventanilla de información/biblioteca / curso/taller / debate/presentación / exposición / cine / comida / tienda gratis / reunión / música / teatro

horario de apertura: 

(desde septiembre 2021)
Lunes: 19h00-20h30, Comedor vegano
Martes: 12h00-14h30, Tienda gratis
Martes: 19h00-20h30, Oficina de okupación, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Sábado: 14h00-18h30, Tienda gratis y intercambio de semillas
Domingo: 20:00, Película
Una vez al mes, un miércoles: 18h00-20h00, Proxy Cafe

Proyecciones de cine siempre en inglés o con subtítulos en inglés.


  • cine

horario de apertura: 

El programa semanal es generalmente de domingo a jueves en varios locales del circuito underground / autónomo. En algunos sitios las proyecciones son todas las semanas el mismo día, en otras son mensuales o quincenales. Véase Cinemanita, Cinema Derive, Cine Interzone, Blue Rascal Cinema, Spinema, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema, etc..