Docu Dinsdag Special: Alreadymade

LAB111 is not only a cinema but also a cultural hub housing many artists working with moving images, so we’re always proud when we can screen a new film by a filmmaker with a studio in our building. In 2004, a urinal was voted the most influential work ever in modern art. Famed artist and provocateur Marcel Duchamp claimed to have created “Fountain”—or rather, he bought the mass-produced product and signed it—but according to some, it is the lesser-known, flamboyant Dadaist artist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven who should take credit for transforming this much-discussed porcelain “piss pot” into art. Filmmaker Barbara Visser has delved into the absurd history of the iconic work, of which it is uncertain whether the original still exists.

Denis Villeneuve: Arrival

Director Denis Villeneuve returns for the sequel to the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune and therefore we’re bringing back two of his previous science fiction outings to our cinema: 2016s Arrival and 2017s Blade Runner 2049.

LAB111 & Wanderwelle present Nightmare Fuel

Starting at the end of March, LAB111 and Wanderwelle join forces again for a special program that delves into the haunted psyches of the collective’s favorite directors and some of their most mesmerizing classics. To commemorate Wanderwelle’s first film, The Four Nightmares, which was selected for a Gouden Kalf and the Debut Competition of the Netherlands Film Festival, the duo selected key films from the makers that were of vital inspiration to them.

Female Frame Rediscovered

Starting on March 8th (International Women’s Day) we continue our Female Frame series on the representation of women in film with an inspiring selection of four ‘rediscovered’ films by female directors and about female characters. Female Frame Rediscovered will celebrate a far too often overlooked archive of highly influential cinema.

LAB Classics: The Holy Mountain (4K Restoration)

Happy birthday to Alejandro Jodorowsky! To celebrate his 95th birthday, we’re bringing his mystical magnum opus The Holy Mountain back to our cinema in a beautiful 4K restoration. Often venerated as the ultimate cult film director, father of the ‘midnight movie’ and self-described “Cecil B. DeMille of the underground,” the Chilean artist shot to prominence as a 1970s counter-cultural icon thanks to classics like El Topo and The Holy Mountain.

Nicolas Uncaged

Starting this March and coinciding with the release of his latest film Dream Scenario (2023), we celebrate the most versatile actor of our time, Nicolas Cage. Dubbed “Hollywood’s greatest surrealist” by The New York Times, Cage is one of the most mercurial, divisive, unpredictable yet widely beloved, enigmatic thespians working today. He has garnered a near-mythological status by waging a career-long, one-man war against naturalism, refusing to let staid ideas about how people might behave in “real life” dictate his performances. It’s time to unpack and uncage the madness that is Nicolas Cage!

Denis Villeneuve: Dune: Part Two

Director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Blade Runner 2049) returns for the sequel to the adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic Dune. Following the dramatic events of Dune: Part One, Dune: Part Two will continue the story of Paul Atreides and his mother Lady Jessica after they join the Fremen freedom fighters in the war against the Harkonnens.

Yorgos Lanthimos: Poor Things

Starting February 8th, Emma Stone transfixes in Yorgos Lanthimos’s thrilling carnival of oddness. Lanthimos’ sweeping new fairy tale has been nominated for a stunning 11 Academy Awards and is certainly one of the most exhilarating films of the year so far!

Greek Weird Wave: The Films Of Yorgos Lanthimos

Known for his distinctly absurdist features, walking the tightrope between psychological thriller and pitch-black comedy, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos burst onto the international arthouse scene in 2003 with festival hit Dogtooth. With the release of his Academy Award-nominated new film Poor Things, our Greek Weird Wave selection focuses on the four surreal English-language films Lanthimos made in the past twenty years.