Vampires: Ganja & Hess

zaterdag 20 oktober

Vampires: Ganja & Hess

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This Halloween season, we celebrate one of the horror genre's most loved and feared villains: the vampire. Immortal, tortured, and tragically-romantic, these fanged fiends haunt the shadows of cinema history. Tonight we present Bill Gunn's singular experimental horror film Ganja & Hess (1973).

After archaeologist Dr. Hess Green’s (Duane Jones) research assistant stabs him with an ancient dagger, he awakes with a thirst for human blood. Hess soon falls in love with his assistant’s widow Ganja (Marlene Clark), sending him into a romantic and spiritual crisis. Bill Gunn’s hallucinatory arthouse horror film is one of the unsung classics of black independent cinema. With its surreal visuals, trance-like score and introspective performances, Ganja & Hess is a trippy, free associative exploration of addiction, racial identity and spiritual redemption. You’ve never seen a vampire movie quite like it. Watch the trailer.

Directed by Bill Gunn, 1973, USA, 112 min. Screened in English with English subtitles. 

Bar opens @ 18:30.
€5 entry.

Datum & tijd: 

zaterdag, 20 oktober, 2018 - 19:00


  • bar/café
  • film


  • other
- €5


Cinema of the Dam'd at OT301
Overtoom 301
2nd Floor
1054HW Amsterdam


Inside the OT301 arts building, on the 2nd floor. Directly across from the Jan Pieter Heijestraat stop for tram #1.


Former squat, now legalised

Cinema of the Dam’d is a bar, cinema & gathering place, located on the 2nd floor of the OT301 arts collective which is the site of the former film academy.


  • bar/café / film

opening times: 

See event listings for opening times.