Second Chance Cinema: Monos

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). Lord of the Flies meets Apocalypse Now in this chilling and visionary portrait of child soldiers engaged in an unnamed conflict.

Second Chance Cinema: Madres Paralelas

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). Pedro Almodóvar’s poetic conviction and creative fluidity flow through this moving baby-swap drama about two single mothers and buried secrets from the Spanish civil war.

America Unpeeled: The Films Of Jordan Peele

Frequently dubbed The New Master Of Suspense, albeit be it with a stronger focus on social critique than his predecessor Alfred Hitchcock, director/screenwriter Jordan Peele has carved out a unique corner of genre filmmaking with impactful thrillers Get Out and Us. With the premiere of his new horror mystery Nope on August 18th we present all three thought-provoking films by this tantalizing filmmaker.

Expat Cinema: Maternal

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Maura Delpero’s ‘Maternal’ shows us a world in which two forms of motherhood—the single mother and the holy mother—collide.

Second Chance Cinema: Good Time

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). A visual treat filled out by consistently stellar work from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a singularly distinctive crime drama offering far more than the usual genre thrills.

Second Chance Cinema: C’mon C’mon

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s). The sweet chemistry between Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman is complemented by writer-director Mike Mills’ empathetic work, helping C’mon C’mon transcend its familiar trappings.

Summer Sing-Alongs: The Lion King

This summer we give you the chance to once again sing, dance and quote along to a bunch of our favorite musicals and cult classics with a series of participatory screenings of midnight-masterpiece The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 70’s sensation Grease, Disney’s 90’s original The Lion King and so-bad-it’s-good classic The Room!

Summer Sing-Alongs: Grease

This summer we give you the chance to once again sing, dance and quote along to a bunch of our favorite musicals and cult classics with a series of participatory screenings of midnight-masterpiece The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 70’s sensation Grease, Disney’s 90’s original The Lion King and so-bad-it’s-good classic The Room!

Celebrating Cinema Podcast: Tilda Swinton: Renaissance Woman, Chameleon and Muse

With Joanna Hogg’s sequel to her highly autobiographical film The Souvenir, we take a look at one of its stars – Tilda Swinton. There has always been a certain indefinable quality to her iconic acting, refusing to ever be type-casted to a particular role. Tilda has continued to evolve with her incredible range of performances, becoming the muse for many auteurs. What makes her otherworldly, androgynous presence so unique and how does it relate to the roles she picks? Listen to our personal standout moments of a truly great idiosyncratic chameleon.

Pride Perspectives

Everyone should feel free to be themselves, without an imposed norm from outside. Unfortunately, the reality is different, and our emancipation is often far from complete. Therefore it’s important for us to be part of the official Pride Amsterdam programming with a varied selection of queer films and events to give diverse perspectives on the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate love, in all its forms and facets, together.

LAB Suggestions: The Lobster

Our Suggestions Board gives you the chance to tell us all about the films you’d love to see on our screens. Every month we try to pick from these suggestions and bring it back to our cinema. This July you’ll get a chance to revisit Yorgos Lanthimos’ hilariously bizarre dating satire The Lobster.

Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator

Op 7 juli ging de documentaire The Real Charlie Chaplin in première en dat leek ons een prima aanleiding om twee van onze favorite Charlie Chaplin klassiekers terug te halen voor ons matinee programma. The Great Dictator en Modern Times zijn beiden prachtige voorbeelden van het komische genie van één van de meest geliefde filmiconen.

Charlie Chaplin: Modern Times

Op 7 juli ging de documentaire The Real Charlie Chaplin in première en dat leek ons een prima aanleiding om twee van onze favorite Charlie Chaplin klassiekers terug te halen voor ons matinee programma. The Great Dictator en Modern Times zijn beiden prachtige voorbeelden van het komische genie van één van de meest geliefde filmiconen.

Expat Cinema: The Innocents

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Young actors steal the show in this icily brilliant tale of kids with supernatural powers set on a Norwegian housing estate, where grownups are unaware of the children’s abilities

Previously Unreleased: The Souvenir Part II

Our Previously Unreleased program brings films to our cinema that have garnered acclaim at film festivals worldwide, but for some reason weren’t released in the national theaters. Joanna Hogg’s double-Swinton, highly autobiographical study of a young film-maker is less detached, more emotionally engaging, as we enter Julie’s world for a second time

LAB Classics: The Room

The undisputed Citizen Kane of bad movies returns to our cinema for three special, interactive screenings! As with previous sold out screenings of this beloved so-bad-it’s-good classic we’ll provide you with plastic spoons and footballs, because you are our favorite customers!

LAB Classics: Do The Right Thing

In het kader van de Fundraiser: War Is Not Color Blind keert Spike Lee’s nog altijd uiterst actuele klassieker Do The Right Thing terug naar onze grote zaal. De opbrengsten van de vertoning op 16 juni gaan naar stichting PAD-Link die people of African descent (PADs) helpt in hun strijd tegen racisme tijdens oorlogstijd.

Julia Ducournau: Raw

Coinciding with the Second Chance Cinema return of her Palme d’Or-winning new thriller Titane we are thrilled to bring back to our cinema the coming-of-age cannibal awakening that put her on the map as a writer/director to watch, Raw.

Celebrating Cinema Podcast: The World Of David Cronenberg

With David Cronenberg’s newly released film Crimes of the Future (2022), out now in cinemas, we delve deep into the Cronenberg universe, exploring this polarising figure and his portrayal of everything grotesque, sexual and visceral. Are we afraid to be physically moved by cinema or do we enjoy the perversions we are shown? Find out if we can stomach (literally) all things Cronenberg.

Second Chance Cinema: Titane

‘Life moves pretty fast’ and the same can be said about the time a new movie will play in cinemas. Therefore we’ve come up with our Second Chance Cinema program with which we give you another chance to (re)visit some of the best films of the past year(s).

Ingmar Bergman: Persona

After a hiatus of eight years director David Cronenberg, the filmmaker who singlehandedly invented the genre ‘body horror’ with his uniquely visceral blend of cinema, returns with his freaky new film Crimes Of The Future. A spiritual predecessor to this twisted study of technology and the human body is his, in recent years re-appraised, film eXistenZ, which returns to our cinema this June.

David Cronenberg: eXistenz

After a hiatus of eight years director David Cronenberg, the filmmaker who singlehandedly invented the genre ‘body horror’ with his uniquely visceral blend of cinema, returns with his freaky new film Crimes Of The Future. A spiritual predecessor to this twisted study of technology and the human body is his, in recent years re-appraised, film eXistenZ, which returns to our cinema this June.

Club Imagine

Na twee succesvolle edities van Club Imagine, keert in het weekend van vrijdag 24 t/m zondag 26 juni Imagine Film Festival terug LAB111 voor Part III. Dit met een ‘short but sweet’ programma van zes titels, die beide liefhebber en nieuwkomer meevoert van de ene uithoek van het fantastische spectrum naar het andere.

Alex Garland: Men

Op 16 juni verschijnt de nieuwste film van schrijver/regisseur Alex Garland, het duizelingwekkende Men. Naast dit beklemmend horrordrama keert ook zijn geliefde science fiction film Ex_Machina terug in onze bioscoop.

Expat Cinema: New Order

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Michel Franco leaves no room for sympathy or redemption in this violent, cynical thriller, a vivid warning against the consequences of inequality.

David Cronenberg: Dead Ringers

After a hiatus of eight years director David Cronenberg, the filmmaker who singlehandedly invented the genre ‘body horror’ with his uniquely visceral blend of cinema, returns with his freaky new film Crimes Of The Future. To coincide with its release on June 2nd the classic in which he first explored the themes of manipulation and/or mutilation of the body, Dead Ringers, returns to our cinema.

Down The Rabbit Hole: Reality In Cinema

“What is real? How do you define real?” asks Morpheus in The Matrix. In the past couple of years, this question of what is the truth and what is a lie has become all the more prevalent. Starting at the end of May we try to explore this question, and the many realities cinema has to offer, with what might be our most ambitious thematic selection to date. So let’s take the red pill and follow Alice to see how deep the rabbit hole really goes…

Andrea Arnold: Fish Tank

This October director Andrea Arnold’s newest film Cow will be released in cinema nationwide and therefore two of the most critically acclaimed films by the British filmmaker return to our cinema: her most recent film and her first project for an American studio, American Honey, and her much loved coming-of-age film Fish Tank.

Andrea Arnold: American Honey

This October director Andrea Arnold’s newest film Cow will be released in cinema nationwide and therefore two of the most critically acclaimed films by the British filmmaker return to our cinema: her most recent film and her first project for an American studio, American Honey, and her much loved coming-of-age film Fish Tank.

Anime Extra: Belle

We’re extremely happy to return to our Anime Extra series with the highly-anticipated new film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars). This strange postmodern drama sees a lonely teenager join a virtual world where she becomes a hugely successful singer.

Expat Cinema: Everything Everywhere All At Once

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels, the film is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes.

Sing-A-Long: Grease

After a completely sold out and wild sing-a-long event at Lowlands Festival pre-Covid we invite you once again to join us for a very special Sing-A-Long screening of beloved 70’s musical Grease this time at our very own LAB111! So go get yourself some tickets, dress up like Sandy, Danny, Frenchy or Rizzo and participate and sing-a-long in a one-of-a-kind immersive musical movie experience!

Five Films By Jacques Audiard

This April sees the release of Jacques Audiard’s newest film Les Olympiades, so we thought it would be an excellent occassion dive into the oeuvre of the acclaimed French writer/director and dig up five of his most impressive films, including 2009’s stunning thriller Un Prophète and his breakthrough film De Battre Mon Coeur S’Est Arrêté.

Expat Cinema: Ninjababy

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. In Yngvild Sve Flikke’s razor-sharp comedy, a young pregnant woman’s life becomes a little more complex with the arrival of an opinionated, animated baby.

Expat Cinema: Hatching

We continue with our series of Expat Cinema – where we offer the best foreign movies with English subtitles. Hanna Bergholm’s Finnish coming-of-age film Hatching is a visceral combination of supernatural horror and grim satire that dissects emotional manipulation and mother-daughter dynamics. Citing David Cronenberg as an influence, Bergholm eschews heavy CGI in favor of practical effects and puppetry, which lends a disturbing realism to her film, in keeping with the dramatic narrative.