Cinema De School x IDFA: three screenings in April

    IDFA and De School present three special film nights. City nightlife sets the tone in the films we've selected for you. On April 10, 17 and 24 in De School in Amsterdam.

    In the documentaries in Cinema DS x IDFA, city nightlife forms the backdrop for young protagonists in search of extremes. Wandering, fleeing, or fighting; against themselves or against the system. In Amsterdam, Paris, Chongqing, and Rio de Janeiro they lose themselves in adventure. Each time with a different ending, but the question of how it all started is actually much more exciting. Read more about the films below and buy your tickets via De School's website.

    Screenings Cinema DS x IDFA

    Wednesday, April 17: Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains & At Midnight Plays a Dancetune + Q&A

    In Trapped in the City of a Thousand Mountains, David Verbeek guides you through Chongqing at night, where a new generation of rappers fights to express themselves under tight state censorship.

    When Roy Seerden's mother dies, all hell breaks loose. Sex, drugs, nightly wanderings: life as a concentrated ball of energy, sadness, and detachment. At Midnight Plays a Dance Tune is Seerden's graduation film at the Film Academy, and was screened at IDFA and the Netherlands Film Festival. A Q&A with Seerden will follow the screening.

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    Wednesday, April 24: Quand tout le monde dort

    In Quand tout le monde dort, filmmaker Jérôme Clément-Wilz takes you inside a close-knit group of friends who organize underground parties in Paris. For these freedom seekers, the parties are their last place of true expression.

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    Practical information


    De School
    Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat 1
    1056 AB Amsterdam

    • From 20:30 you are welcome to join for cocktails and some nice music in the Aula. At 21:00, the film screening starts after a short introduction. The entire program lasts a maximum of 1.5 hours.
    • Tickets cost 7.50 and can be purchased via the ticket links above.
    • Want to eat before the film? Get a dinner special + film combo ticket for 15,- euro.


    De School is wheelchair accessible; please enter via the Restaurant. A wheelchair accessible restroom is available in the building. All films are subtitled in English. More information about IDFA and accessibility is on this page.

    Past screenings

    Wednesday, April 10: Obscuro Barocco

    Brazilian trans legend Luana Muniz (1961-2017) takes you through Rio de Janeiro in Obscuro Barocco. A hallucinatory, sensual film essay about identity and self-expression, directed by Evangelia Kranioti.


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