Kriterion ~ Amsterdam

Kriterion ~ Amsterdam
A cinema steeped in history … ‘Kriterion’ began life as an Amsterdam student association involved in hiding and saving many Jews (an estimated 400 jewish children (Ref. 2) from Nazi persecution – next in 1945 the students opened cinema Kriterion (Ref. 3) in the former building (until 1942) of the ‘Handwerkers Vriendenkring’ association of mainly Jewish diamond workers – and 75 year later in Kriterion – still runned by the Amsterdam students – last night – arthouse cinema : screening of Beyond Index and post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Gerald Van Der Kaap.

Ref. 1 – https://www.kriterion.nl
Ref. 2 – https://www.cineville.nl/films/kriterion-herdenkt
Ref. 3 – Amsterdam Students Run Movie House. In : Higher Education – SemiMonthly publication of the higher education division – United States Office of Education, Fedural Security Agency. Vol. III, No. 7 , Washigton, D.C. December 1, 1946; Page 10 .

Film : 20200123 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com

Bridge 69 X Bridge 87 ~ Amsterdam Streets

Bridge 69 X Bridge 87 ~ Amsterdam Streets
Amsterdam street view of the Spiegelgracht (Mirror canal) last Friday – with the Rijksmuseum in the background – standing at the crossing of bridge 69 (Antiquairbrug / Antiquarian bridge) spanning the Prinsengracht canal and on the right bridge 87 (Spiegelbrug / Mirror bridge) spanning the Spiegelgracht (Mirror canal). Film : 20200119 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com

The City in the Sea – Ault V – Misha de Ridder – Premiere Albada Jelgersma Gallery

The City in the Sea [Ault V] Misha de Ridder – Premiere Albada Jelgersma Gallery
Street view (iphone) outside reflecting gallery window – with Misha de Ridder’s video The City in the Sea (Ault V – 2017) premiere screening today, 17 January 2020, in the Amsterdam Albada Jelgersma Gallery (Seven x Seven series). Sublime 1 take 29 min video (4K) of the horizon of the ocean on a winter morning from the falaise coast at Ault in Picardie near Normandie in France (part of project Falaise).
Tomorrow last day of continuous screening from 11 AM – 6 PM. Serious art. Albada Jelgersma Gallery – Lijnbaansgracht 318, 1017 WZ Amsterdam, Netherlands – http://albada-jelgersma.com Film : 20200117 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com

NOTE – Watch an original 2 min clip – Ault V (fragment 2:00 min.) published March 16, 2017 at Misha de Ridder’s Vimeo channel , here :

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Roe Sluice Bridge 64 ~ Amsterdam Streets

Roe Sluice Bridge 64 ~ Amsterdam Streets
Street view last week on the ‘Roe Sluice’ (Reesluis – bridge 64) over the Prinsengracht canal – port to the Jordaan district on the left – with the Westerkerk church (near the Anne Frank House) in the background – Amsterdam, 4:38 PM January 7, 2020. Bridge named after the hide trade including roe deer skin that used to be there and in the Jordaan. Film : 20200111 Michel van der Burg | 1-memo.com