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SHOWING 42 FILMS FROM NETHERLANDS
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ISLAND OF THE COLORBLIND

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Directed By: Sanne De Wilde
  • Country: Netherlands
What does color mean to those who can’t see it? In the late eighteenth century a catastrophic typhoon swept over Pingelap, a tiny atoll in the Pacific Ocean. One of the few survivors carried a rare gene that causes achromatopsia, a condition that includes the inability to distinguish colors. Over generations, the islanders ended up perceiving their world in black and white. The Island of the Colorblind invites the audience to explore this shift in perception through de Wilde’s photography and an interactive installation |Read More
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LABYRINTH OF TIME

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 93 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
Elliott Carter has lived in New York almost a century and describes his music as a reflection on modern democratic society, where people have to cooperate but keep their individuality. This revelatory portrait the man widely considered to be the greatest living composer was brilliantly created by Scheffer, who has also profiled Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, and the history of electronic music. |Read More
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LAST CHAIR

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 19 minutes
  • Country: Netherlands
This meditative non-fiction experience follows the elderly Egbert, a man for whom life offers simple daily pleasures. Through a mix of extraordinary stereoscopic cinematography and a beautiful performance from narrator Rutger Hauer, join him as he explains his outlook on life and living. The Last Chair is a virtual reality documentary about the last stage of life. |Read More
Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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MY MARLON AND BRANDO

They fell in love on a film set-but she's a Turk living in Istanbul, and he's a Kurd living in Iraq, which US forces have just invaded. The lovers play themselves in this captivating film, based on their true story.

Following the April 29th screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! |Read More
Drama
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NE ME QUITTE PAS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden
  • Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures the frailty of the male ego and the natural comedy borne from their candid conversations. Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous, sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration of mundane rural existence. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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NECKTIE YOUTH

The debut feature of twenty-three-year-old South African wunderkind Sibs Shongwe-La Mer, Necktie Youth follows Jabz and September, two rowdy, rebellious Johannesburg millennials drifting through a life of sex, drugs, and half-baked philosophizing, until a sudden tragedy unexpectedly shakes them out of their own apathy and forces them to grow up. Necktie Youth is a raw, unique, and surprising portrait of self-obsessed youth facing adulthood in an increasingly divided city. |Read More
Drama
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NOVEMBER

Dive into the cold, snowy landscape of 19th-century Estonia, where werewolves and spirits roam free, and Jesus co-exists with kratts, the farmers’ mythological helpers made of tools and bones. Farmer girl Liina’s doomed romance with local boy Hans is at the center of director Rainer Sarnet’s pagan, black and white world, where the characters search for meaning in their surroundings and ponder the existence of the soul. |Read More
Drama
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RAW HERRING

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Leonard Retel Helmrich and Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
  • Country: Netherlands
Every year millions of people look forward to the first preparation of Hollandse Nieuwe, the popular snack of raw herring from the North Sea’s spring catch. But how do you find glory in the grueling pursuit of a once-iconic fish that even the queen no longer accepts as definitively Dutch? Raw Herring celebrates the cultural legacy maintained by Holland’s last great herring fishers even as new trends and foreign competition threaten their way of life. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

SAINT

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Dick Maas
  • Country: Netherlands
An original and delightfully gruesome slasher film, Saint reimagines jolly old Saint Nick as a murderous bishop fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the December 5 full moon. Full of creative yuletide horror, Saint is a fun chiller that follows local teen Frank as he sets out on a bloody, high-energy battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful "Sinterklaas" and his minions. |Read More
Horror

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