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Thu 24 September

Cinema Night: The True Cost

As part of Temporary Fashion Museum, Het Nieuwe Instituut partners with Stripped Fashion to present the Rotterdam premiere of the documentary The True Cost, an exposé of the harsh realities behind the clothes we buy. The evening’s programme begins with a look at HACKED, the design strategy of Francisco van Benthum and Alexander van Slobbe.

Thu 03 September

Brussels Wild

In collaboration with the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Vereniging Deltametropool, we will seek out untamed nature in the city at the tail end of the summer. We are screening two films that address the subject in different ways: Louis Le Roy and Brussels Wild.

For this occasion, The New Garden, designed and planted by artist Frank Bruggeman and ecological gardener Hans Engelbrecht, will act as an outdoor cinema. The garden also inspired the choice of films: Brussels Wild and a short film about Louis Le Roy. The programme starts at 8 pm when, before darkness descends, we will talk about how wild the city should become and who is to decide this. With contributions from amongst others Hans Engelbrecht and Frank Bruggeman.

Wed 15 July


Cultvideo and BUT Film Festival (B-movies, Underground & Trash) join forces for a screening of cinema at it’s most extreme and violent. Anticipating the festival’s 2015 leitmotief ‘The Forbidden’ we believe this films should probably be forbidden.

Wed 17 June

Gooische Vrouwen 2 in Cinema Islemunda

Director: Will Koopman Writers: Frank Houtappels (script), Linda de Mol (creator)

Stars: Linda de Mol, Tjitske Reidinga, Susan Visser

Comedy: Follows four friends who all experience struggles in their relationships and broken hearts.

€ 5,00

Wed 17 June

Disney’s Aladdin in Cinema Islemunda

Disney’s Animation movie Aladdin for the hole family. When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

Sun 14 June

Anime day at Shofukan

A Sunday full of anime at Shofukan, from a film about a cute cat suitable for our youngest friends (3+), to several films set in a galaxy far far away.

Fri 17 July

TENT Academy Awards 2015

Art critics, curators and film experts will be visiting Dutch and Italian art academies this summer to find and select the best video art talent for the upcoming TENT Academy Awards 2015. A jury of experts led by Franziska Nori (director Frankfurter Kunstverein) will select the winners who are granted an artist‐in‐residence position abroad. On Friday 17 July at 20:00 hours, Cinerama will screen the selected films, documentaries and animations, and host the award ceremony. After the ceremony, the nominated works will be on view in TENT until 27 September. Afterwards, the selection will travel to various art and film festivals, in the Netherlands and abroad.

Tue 07 July

Manifest: Animation Show & Tell

Manifest is a regular animation show & tell evening. Just like the school show & tell exercise, participants bring an animation clip that they love (that they didn’t create themselves) and they share with the audience what it is and why they chose it. Come to manifest to see what people are passionate about and why. Drink a beer and chat with the presenters about animation.

Wed 10 June

The Name of the Rose @ CineNoord

An intellectually nonconformist monk investigates a series of mysterious deaths in an isolated abbey.

Wed 03 June

The Imitation Game @ CineNoord

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Thu 28 May

Молох (Moloch),Typical Movies Series #3

It is now the turn for the fourteenth of the Typical Movies at POST—OFFICE: Молох (Moloch) by Alexander Sokurov (1999).

Wed 10 June


CULTVIDEO screens a twisted double-bill of gay sci-fi weirdness. Retro-futuristic sleeze-o-rama.

Wed 03 June

Czech Film Club: Seclusion Near a Forest (Na samotě u lesa)

The Czech Centre in Rotterdam will project the Czech classic comedy Seclusion Near a Forest, Na samotě u lesa, in its June Film Club. Na samotě u lesa is the last film screening before summer break. Next Czech film club will be organized again in September.

Wed 27 May

Documentary screening: Polish for Beginners with introduction director Anna Witte

Stella Maris is home to 400 migrant workers from Poland and offers comfortable, renovated rooms, Polish television, entertainment, and a gym, so the residents do not want for anything. But do they find what they are looking for? Life in Stella Maris can never truly be called home, and is overshadowed by the hopes of another life, raising the question: What are your dreams worth? If we think only of our future, does the presence lose its meaning?

Tue 02 June

Kino Klub Goethe: Das Leben ist eine Baustelle

In June Kino Klub Goethe, a high quality film series of German cinema at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, will be showing the last film in its series before the summer break. Come along to enjoy “Das Leben ist eine Baustelle”, a great portrait of Berlin and its inhabitants in the late nineties. As always with an introduction by film expert Peter Bosma and a glass of German wine!

Thu 04 June

FILM SCREENING: RADICAL FRIENDS questioning climate politics & exploring climate activism

Chihiro is a Dutch/Bolivian girl who wants to boost environmental engagement. As she feels stuck and alone in her life in Amsterdam she ventures out to Bolivia, the country that advocates Rights for Mother Earth. Bolivia is also the one country to take a stand at UN Climate Tops and propagates building societies of radical equality.

Sun 07 June


Every first Sunday of the month; breakfast followed by a filmpremière in LanterenVenster! You can place your order between 10:00 and 11:00 hrs. The film ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ starts at 11:30 hrs.

Sun 24 May

Cobain: Montage of Heck

Intimate documentary about Nirvana frontman and grunge icon Kurt Cobain.

Thu 21 May

La Grande Bouffe (The Grande Bouffe),Typical Movies Series #3

Happy to announce that is time for the thirteenth of the Typical Movies at POST—OFFICE: La Grande Bouffe (The Grande Bouffe) by Marco Ferreri (1973). Doors open at 20:30h, the session begins at 21:00h. FREE ENTRY and NO RESERVATION REQUIRED. The TYPICAL MOVIES series will continue on Thursdays until end of May…

Thu 14 May

Direktøren for det hele (The Boss of it all), Typical Movies Series #3

You are kindly invited to join the twelfth of the Typical Movies at POST—OFFICE: Direktøren for det hele (The Boss of it all) by Lars von Trier (2006). Doors open at 20:30h, the session begins at 21:00h. FREE ENTRY and NO RESERVATION REQUIRED. The TYPICAL MOVIES series will continue on Thursdays until end of May…