Category Archives: Cinema

Some upcoming, Blackity Black film events in the Netherlands.

1. Event: Soul in the Eye
In 2017 and 2018, Tessa Boerman (pic) was the driving force behind the Blackity Black programs that were part of IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam). For the 2019-edition she’s back with Soul in the Eye. During this program, Afro-Brazilian filmmakers discuss their own films plus those of actor, producer, activist and filmmaker Zózimo Bulbul. Soul in the Eye is named after his debut Alma no olho (1973).
Date: Sunday January 27.
Click here to buy tickets and fam, let’s make sure this event is sold out.
If you can read Dutch, please check this blog about the program.

2. If Beale Street Could Talk

The release date is February 14 but follow if you’re in/want to come to Amsterdam on February 10, keep your eye on Bijlmer Parktheater’s Facebook, and Twitter because we’re co-hosting a very special pre-screening with Full Color Entertainment and Entertainment One. We also have five copies of the book to give away so be sure to click all our follow-buttons if you’d like to win one of them.
This event will be in Dutch.

3. Us

You know this is a film we need to discussss. The release date is March 21; mid April we’re hosting a movie breakdown at Amsterdam’s Bijlmer Parktheater. Why a little later? So everybody has the chance to watch the film (maybe two or five times) ánd perhaps watch Get Out again so we can compare and analyse these films director Jordan Peele is blessing us with. And fam, when I say discusssss, I mean discusssssss. Don’t swing by if you don’t want any spoilers.
This event will be in English.

4. Rafiki

Wanuri Kahiu is a most precious kind of Wonderful. Her new film Rafiki will be in the theatres from May 23 but of course there will be pre-screenings. Of different kinds, by different people. I know some great people who are working on puttting something together and of course there will be some trash venues who’ll want part of it. Be sure to support the right folks, people! With that being said: If you’re a community organizer and/or a programmer whose work centres the Afro-Dutch communities, you go the extra mile to amplify Wanuri Kahiu’s name + work ánd your panel doesn’t include problematic people, I’ll be happy to help you promote your Rafiki event.

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IDFA

Een aantal van m’n lievelingspersonen vroeg of ik een lijst heb met films die ik graag wil zien tijdens IDFA. Hierbij mijn top 10:  / A few of my favourite people asked if I have a list of films I’d like to see during IDFA. Here’s my top 10:

IDFA2018_EFM_filmstill02_BRAAMFONTEIN, STUDENT LEADER BUSISIWE SEABE PLE... (1)1. Wednesday November 21 – IDFA at Bijlmer Parktheater.
Films: Everything Must Fall (pic.) + Sylvana, Demon or Diva.
Q&A: Bēylula Yosef & Sylvana Simons.
Panel: Alfrida Martis, Sanne-Louise de Bruin, Peggy Burke & Sylvana Simons.
Host: Bēylula Yosef.
Poetry: Maame Hammond (Verwoorddingen).
Jazz: Bahghi Yemane.
Tickets & info

Op alfabetische volgorde/ In alphabetical order
Bellingcat – Truth in a Post-Truth World
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
But Now Is Perfect
Freedom Fields
– Hamada
In Search…In Search…
Rudeboy; The Story of Trojan Records
The Panama Papers
The Trial