The seventh edition of the KLIK! Animation Festival will take place from November 4th through November 9th, 2014, at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. Cartoons, stop motion animation, 3D productions: prepare yourself for six days of animated shorts from around the globe, masterclasses, premieres and parties at KLIK! 2014. This year’s themed program will be Boys, Girls & Beyond!, a border-crossing journey through male and female stereotypes, transsexual and gay animations.
Besides the competition, the themed programs (Boys, Girls & Beyond! and Light Forms), KLIK! presents several feature premières, (avant-)premières, a special afternoon for kids, workshops and talk shows. Midnight Madness is back again, too, with a collection of the most bizarre and quirky animations of the moment. Keep an eye on www.klikamsterdam.nl or KLIK!’s Facebook page for more information about the program.
The excellent organisers have given us 3×2 Day Passes to give away! Just answer the following question:
What animation book/illustration book should always be in stock at ABC and why?
Mail your answer to email@example.com October 22nd. Please include “Klik Festival” in the subject header.
Rialto film theater presents Cracking the Frame, a special program featuring an international selection of critically acclaimed art-related documentaries and artists’ films.
Cracking the Frame focuses on the creative intersection between art and film through experimental documentaries and cinematic portraits of the life and work of established contemporary artists, photographers, filmmakers and global thinkers.
Each film has not been theatrically released in The Netherlands and will be screened in English or with English subtitles.
On March 19th, at 19.30 hrs, Cracking the Frame presents Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. ABC Card holders get a €2,- discount for this special screening of the award-winning documentary: € 7 instead of € 9!
Directed by Pratibha Parmar, 2013, 84 min., in English with no subtitles.
“Activism is the rent I pay to live on this planet.” – Alice Walker
This award-winning documentary examines the life of author, artist and activist Alice Walker. Walker made history as the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her 1982 novel The Color Purple (ebook), made into a feature film by Steven Spielberg.
Born in poverty in 1944, the 8th child of sharecroppers, the film follows Walker’s life from her difficult upbringing in the midst of racism and political unrest to her becoming one of the most successful – and controversial – American female writers, and a revered icon for civil rights activists, black feminists and gay rights advocates.
Starkly independent and outspoken, Alice Walker has been recognized as a key architect of the US Civil Rights movement and of the American feminist movement and has never ceased leading a life of passionate commitment to progressive causes.
The film explores Walker’s relationship with her mother, ex-husband and daughter, her participation in the Civil Rights Movement and the different themes that are inherent to her writing and to her public campaigns.
Containing interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover, Quincy Jones and many other of Walker’s friends and collaborators, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth narrates the compelling and inspiring life of a truly extraordinary woman.
“Alice Walker is one of the great thinkers of our time, and has changed the lives of so many women with her ideas – this rich and honest film tells a story that we all need to hear.”- Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre UK
The ABC Staff has rummaged through their sections and order lists, and come up with another year’s worth of wonderful gift ideas for you: from fiction to history to cookbooks to children’s books to travel to non-books and onwards.
In a series of blog posts and recommendation lists throughout the coming month, you will find what we think will make great gifts, whether you celebrate Sinterklaas, Christmas or just like giving books to people. And since we’re a bookstore, these posts will be alphabetical by subject.
Today you’ll find gift ideas for Fiction, Film/TV and Foreign Languages as picked out by section buyers Renate, Simone, Ester and Tom. Bear in mind that this is just the tip of the iceberg – come to either one of our stores to browse many, many more titles in any of these subjects.
We are ready as ever to be your personal shoppers again this year, and hope you will find our selections useful and inspiring!
You can find our gift ideas from previous years here (scroll down a bit pas 2013), and be sure to have a look at our ABC Favorites, too.