Kenneth Anger, a Hitler Youth's
From the 23rd till the 27th of December, the Balie
theatre on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam will be
showing a Kenneth Anger panorama of films (with
some works from Genet, Cocteau, and a few others
thrown in for good measure) under the title of
"Sacred and Criminal." The Babylonian Master
himself will be present on Boxing Day for a
discussion following the world premiere of his latest
creation ""I Will! A Hitler Youth's Dream." Merry
- Pieter Dirk Uys, the South African comedian and
political activist best known for his character Evita
Bezuidenhout, will be making two special
appearances (in two separate shows: his latest one-
man show "Going Down Gorgeous" and "Evita
Bezuidenhout and the Cheese Head Sailors") at the
New De La Mar Theater in Amsterdam on the 6th
and 7th of this month, as well as the kick-off for
appearances in several other countries, in order to
collect funds for his/her special election train that will
be touring next Summer throughout South Africa to
bring a message of democracy and inform the
nation's people about the importance of voting. Not
only a good cause, but so well dressed.
- On a lighter note, Andy Borowitz (the creator, along
with his sister, of the TV series "Fresh Prince of Bel
Air") will be in Amsterdam at the Maurits Binger
Institute on the 1st of the month to give a lecture on
"Dialogue in a Visual Medium."
- Jim Jarmusch's "Year of the Horse," a fascinating
film with and about Neil Young and resulting from
Jarmusch's fascination with him, will finally be
getting a decent, lengthy showing at the Dutch Film
Museum this month. It's good to see Neil again and
it will bring all those people up to date who wither
don't know him yet or have lost touch with his
development since those good old "Harvest" days.
- Zorro, in the form of D. Fairbanks, will also be
appearing at the Film Museum this month.
Performing as well in many of his other classics.
Check schedule for further info.
- Michael Radford, director of "Il Postino" (which will
be projected) and "White Mischief," will be at the
Maurits Binger Institute on December 13th to discuss
his work with those in attendance.
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