IDFA by Night: Open-air screenings in Amsterdam

    • News
    • June 16, 2022
    • By the staff

    With summer finally in our midst, we're eagerly embracing a new season of open-air screenings. Enter IDFA by Night, 10 days of unforgettable documentary film programming in collaboration with Pakhuis de Zwijger. All screenings are free. So, without further ado: see you under the stars.

    Find the entire program via Pakhuis de Zwijger.

    Beirut: Eye of the Storm

    • Mai Masri
    • 2021
    • 75 min

      Four young women in Beirut document a turbulent period in recent Lebanese history, from the uprising against the ruling regime to the subsequent lockdown and then, just months later, the gigantic explosion at the port.

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      Atlantide

      • Yuri Ancarani
      • 2021
      • 105 min

        In Venice, city of water, teenagers like Daniele don’t have souped-up mopeds but powerful speedboats, or barchini. This atmospheric, hyper-realistic film progresses from a dreamlike beginning to an operatic climax.

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        How the Room Felt

        • Ketevan Kapanadze
        • 2021
        • 74 min

          A gentle and intimate portrait of a small community of young queer people in a Georgian city, formed around the local women’s football team. Here in this self-made family, shielded from outside threats, they can share love and friendship.

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          Searchers

          • Pacho Velez
          • 2021
          • 81 min

            Heartfelt, poignant, and humorous stories from single New Yorkers aged 20 to 90. We watch as they arrange dates online and share their struggle to answer the big questions like “What is love?” and “What am I actually looking for?”

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            The Beach of Enchaquirados

            • Ivan Mora Manzano
            • 2021
            • 86 min

              A sense of unfulfilled longing intermingles with irresistible, liberating warmth in this poetic portrait of the Ecuadorian fisher Vicky and the local transgender community she’s part of.

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              All Light, Everywhere

              • Theo Anthony
              • 2021
              • 109 min

                Blending styles and different points of view, this cinematic essay explores the shared histories of image technology, weapons, and policing—from the earliest photos and pigeons fitted with cameras to modern combat drones and bodycams.

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                The Gig Is Up

                • Shannon Walsh
                • 2021
                • 90 min

                  A wide-ranging documentary about the gig economy, focusing on several self-employed people working for online platforms. Experts analyze how this system works. Have the limits been reached or breached?

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                  Rebellion

                  • Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sanchez Bellot
                  • 2021
                  • 83 min

                    We follow Extinction Rebellion from its launch in 2018, as the movement calls for radical action on the climate emergency. Clashing with the authorities forms part of the strategy, but the members’ diverse backgrounds also cause internal collisions.

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