We have something to celebrate and we like to do that with our big, known, unknown, old and new fans! Imagine will move in 2022: from April to October and from Eye to LAB111 and De Filmhallen. To celebrate this exciting news, we are organizing ‘Club Imagine’ together with LAB111. Club Imagine is a festival weekend from October 29 – 31, with film screenings, a crazy, freaky VR installation and a fantastic Film Quiz Extravaganza. Prior to the festival weekend, we have a themed program in the OBA on 27 and 29 October. The full program can be found below.
IVF-X: BREED AND MEET YOUR CYBORG BABY
Saturday 16 October – Sunday 31 October | daily 17:30 – 22:00 h weekends from 13:00 h | LAB111
In this interactive VR installation by Victorine van Alphen, you will be able to create and meet your cyborg baby. In the future, what will it mean to breed or reproduce if it is no longer a biological matter but an offspring of choice and technology?
MAX HAVELAAR MET ZOMBIES (in Dutch only)
Wednesday 27 October | 20:00 – 22:00 h| OBA Oosterdok
Literair verteltheater met filmfragmenten en live muziek van Gamelan ensemble Wiludyeng.
In een schurend spel tussen hoge cultuur en pulp-cultuur, tussen oost en west laat Adelmund zien hoe kolonisatie en VOC-mentaliteit kon leiden tot gruwelijke misstanden. Een combinatie van een lezing en een concert met zombies als metafoor – een absolute ervaring.
DE STILLE KRACHT (in Dutch only)
Friday 29 October| 14:00-18:00 h | 20:00 – 22:00 h| OBA Oosterdok
Met het themaprogramma De Stille Kracht, de beroemde en tijdloze roman van Louis Couperus uit 1900 en de even beroemde televisieserie uit 1974, kijken we naar de koloniale fascinatie voor de Guna Guna, Zwarte Magie, onder Indische families bekend onder de naam Stille Kracht.
Na de integrale vertoning van de televisieserie volgt een avondprogramma.
Friday 29 October | 19:00 h | LAB111
A horror film based on her traumatic past puts a film censor to the test. With its eighties setting a treat for the true horror fan.
Enid works for the British film censorship board. It’s the eighties, the era of the so-called video nasties. One day she sees a horror film that almost exactly copies a traumatic event from her youth.
STRAIGHT TO VIDEO: BASKET CASE
Friday 29 October | 21:30 h| LAB111
Straight to Video presents Basket Case. In this quirky horror film by Frank Henenlotter (Brain Damage), a set of twins takes a horrific revenge on the doctors who separated them as children.
Saturday 30 October | 16:45 h| LAB111
VFX legend Phil Tippett spent thirty years working on this dystopian nightmare filled with monsters and cruelty.
Saturday 30 October | 19:00 h | LAB111
A betrayal of trust has devastating consequences in psychological horror that asks real questions about consent, anger and trauma.
FILM QUIZ EXTRAVAGANZA
Saturday 30 October | 21:00 h | LAB111 – Bar Strangelove
Don’t miss the big Movie Quiz Extravaganza in bar Strangelove – a quiz for both casual genre lovers and hardcore scream queens! With of course Halloween-style decoration, surprising rounds of questions and special guests. Join a team or just join in as a spectator, sipping on bloody Bloody Marys.
THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 4k
Sunday 31 October | 2:30 PM | LAB111
The nearly fifty-year-old classic looks better and more timeless than ever after a digital polish up. A van is driving across the Texan countryside. Inside are five friends on their way to one of their grandfather’s country home. They make the biggest mistake of their lives by taking on board a deranged hitchhiker…
Sunday 31 October |4:30 PM | LAB111
The birth of a special little lamb turns the life of a childless couple upside down in this unsettling Icelandic folk horror. María and Ingvar own a sheep farm in a remote part of Iceland. They have no children and would like to change that. The birth of a special little lamb at first brings joy and the notion of a family life to the farm, but nature has other plans and tensions soon begin to mount.