Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8 , 1011 CM Amsterdam


free entrance / no reservations

wed. 15 may / 20.30 hrs

Underground Cinema


(de voertaal van deze avond is Engels).

Jeffrey's Underground Cinema has been showing neglected and forgotten films for the last decade. This night: a portrait of a small street in Paris that reveals the magic in everyday life. There will be a short introduction.

Directed by Agnes Varda (75 min.)
In French with English subtitles

This is an obscure and rarely seen documentary by Agnes Varda: one of the most intimate and important documentary filmmakers in the last half century.

She visits and reveals the street in Paris that she lived on for the last 50 years. But she also does something monumental: she sends us into a time warp, and records an atmosphere, a place and a culture, that has been largely destroyed by modernization. The film follows the lives of the people (the shopkeepers, the customers, the lovers) who live on the Rue Daguerre…. a small, quaint, isolated street where it seems that time has magically stood still.

In the last part of the film she inter-cuts scenes of these daily lives with scenes of a magician’s performance. This maneuver fits Varda’s poetic and philosophical expression perfectly, creating a sense that time is immaterial.

20:30 (doors and bar open at 20:00)

Free entrance / no reservations