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Wed 15 October

Cultmovie: The Asylum

The Asylum night with main feature: ‘Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies’ (2012) Richard Schenkman

Wed 17 September

Cultfilm: Na srebrnym globie / On the Silver Globe (1988) Andrzej Zulawski

On the Silver Globe’ is Zuwalski’s surreal philosophical sci-fi masterpiece; shutdown by the Polish communists, lost for years and finally finished ten years later. The epic story is based on ‘The Lunar Trilogy’, written by Jerzy Zulawski. The movie shows a group of cosmonauts, their descendants and the birth of a new society on the moon. This movie is the bastard child of Tarkovsky’s Stalker and Frank Herbert’s Dune; it’s ambitious, exhausting, it takes you to incredible landscapes and is full of iconic images that will stay with you forever.

Wed 24 September

Layers deel 3: The String

The string as phenomena with all its connotations: from Sci-fi longish monsters to commercial lines, from programming language to lingerie and post porno. The necessity of the line for a coherent thought, a pure idea and the hidden connectivity of things. A very special non-linear structured evening in which the viewer loses her/himself on several tracks.

Thu 18 September

Inspiring Cities Films: Detroit Special

An evening dedicated to Detroit, with an introduction by urban geographer Brian Doucet and the screening of two films: After the Factory (Philip Lauri, 2012) and Detroit Lives (Thalia Mavros, 2010; with Johnny Knoxville).

Wed 10 September

KinoKino: L for Leisure • Lev Kalman & Whitney Horn • 69 mins • 2014 USA • HD

Set to the rhythm of the school-year calendar, ‘It’s Baywatch meets Rohmer in this gauzy, sun-kissed paean to vacation. L for Leisure follows a group of quasi-intellectual grad students circa 1993’ as they jet-set their way through metaphysical struggle.

Thu 18 September

Off Screen #4

Screening program with films by and interviews with Rotterdam based filmmakers.

Sat 27 September

Get a Room! express yourself

Get a Room! is an evening that is all about sexuality. Open minded and curious. This edition of Get a Room! is a cooperation with the Rotterdam Pride.

Fri 19 September

Filmwerkplaats presents: 9 labs

16mm films from Artist Film Workshop (AFW) Melbourne, Australia

Wed 17 September

On The Silver Globe

Cultvideotheek Next Page presents obscure Polish science fiction film!

Wed 03 September

Filmzeit: Bettie Page Reveals All

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Mori’s Bettie Page Reveals All is an intimate look at one of the world’s most recognized sex symbols, told in her own words for the first time.

Tue 02 September

Kino Klub Goethe: Sonnenallee

Kino Klub Goethe, a high quality film series of German cinema at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam, returns in September with a screening of ‘Sonnenallee’. With an introduction by film expert Peter Bosma and a glass of German wine.

Fri 03 October

Cinema Culinair: Lost in Translation film + drinks

Would you like to watch the award winning film Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) while sipping the drinks as served in the film? Come and enjoy your drinks while watching this film that takes you right to the anonymous and alienating Tokyo. Served in a unique setting: nhow at the Rem Koolhaas building, Wilhelminakade 137, Kop van Zuid. Tickets (presale): 24,95 (movie + tasting) or 30 euros (at the door, while stocks last). Two screenings: 3 October, 21.15 hrs. 4. October, 20.30 hrs. The film is in English and (some) Japanese. Subtitled in Dutch.

Wed 17 September

Obscure Polish Scifi: ‘On the Silver Globe’

Cultvideotheek NextPage presents: Na srebrnym globie (1988) by Andrzej Zulawski

‘On the Silver Globe’ is Zuwalski’s surreal philosophical sci-fi masterpiece; shutdown by the Polish communists, lost for years and finally finished ten years later.

Wed 20 August

Ghibli’s *The Tale of the Princess Kaguya* avant premiere

Discover as one of the first in The Netherlands the new Studio Ghibli film by Japanese anime maestro TAKAHATA Isao! A prelude to the festival in October, CAMERA JAPAN and film distributor Lumière present an avant premiere of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. The film is Japanese spoken with Dutch subtitles. Lumière will release the film on 4 September in The Netherlands. Watch the trailer here.

Sat 13 September

Oscar Night in Rotterdam

The Czech Centre and the Goethe-Institut invite you to a great movie night on the occasion of the opening of the cultural season in Rotterdam - 24 uur cultuur. ‘Prague Meets Berlin in Hollywood’ is going to be full of great movies which won or were nominated for Academy Awards.

Sat 20 September

European Film Festival - Revival

In the framework of the European Film Festival, taking place from 18th until 21st of September in CzechCentre, we are going to offer Czech film Revival by Alice Nellis.

Tue 05 August

Fruitbios @ STROOP - Congo Business Case

Summer nights at the cinema with smoothies, the Fruitbios. Fruity films and fruity smoothies.

Tue 29 July

Fruitbios @ STROOP - Turks Fruit

Summer nights at the cinema with smoothies, the Fruitbios. Fruity films and fruity smoothies.

Sun 20 July

‘El Santo’ Community Feature Film - Public Presentation

We welcome you to join us next July 20th at 13.00 hrs. in WORM for the second public presentation of our feature film project - El Santo.

Thu 31 July


A night filled with short films by local talents and professionals. Shoot us an email at if you’d like to submit one of your own shorts!