The Witches + introduction

The Witches + introduction

zondag 7 mei 2023

zondag 7 mei 2023

In LAB111

Zaal open: 18:45, Hoofdprogramma: 19:00

This program is part of the multidisciplinary film program Witch Way Now? in collaboration with LAB111. 

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In Nicolas Roeg’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel The Witches, a young boy is vacationing at the seaside with his grandmother when he discovers that the hotel he is staying at is hosting a convention of witches. Eavesdropping on the witches, he learns that the Grand High Witch (Anjelica Huston) has devised a plan to turn all of the children in England into mice. With creature-effects by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, The Witches was the last film Henson worked on before passing away in 1990. 

Lievnath Faber, representing Oy Vey, will be delivering the introduction to this screening of The Witches. She will be leading the discussion on the relationship between anti-Semitism and the portrayal of witches, as well as the historical link between anti-Semitic propaganda and witch hunts. While Roald Dahl is widely celebrated as a beloved children's author, it may come as a surprise to some that he has been known to make anti-Semitic comments throughout his career.

About Oy Vey: 
Oy Vey is an outward-facing, inclusive, and unapologetically Jewish hub in Amsterdam. Oy Vey aims to facilitate and amplify the creation and expression of contemporary Jewish culture. It is a place where everyone is welcome to participate in, learn from, and proudly enjoy all things Jewish.  

About Lievnath Faber: 
Lievnath Faber is a writer, researcher, accompanist, mother who is working on the intersections of the human life cycles – childbirth, coming of age, menarche, marriage, menopause and death – the power and magic of cinema and radically inclusive Jewish community building. 


Externe locatie

  • Lievnath Faber

Witch Way Now?

Witch Way Now? is a multidisciplinary film program from May 1st until June 23rd in collaboration with LAB111. A spellbinding program all about witches and witchcraft with films, talks, music, performances and more. 

Witch Way Now?

Witch Way Now?

Trailer by Tom Ooms

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Route naar LAB111

LAB111 is een filmtheater en restaurant gevestigd op de Arie Biemondstraat in de Kinkerbuurt in Amsterdam-west. Met openbaar vervoer is LAB111 te bereiken via Tram 1 en 11 naar halte Jan Pieter Heijestraat (5 min. lopen), tram 3 naar halte Overtoom (8 min. lopen) en tram 7 of 17 naar halte Ten Katestraat (5 min. lopen). Kom je met de auto? Maandag t/m zondag betaal je van 9:00 (zondag vanaf 12:00 uur) tot 24:00 zes euro per uur. 

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