1989. In an era of Nintendo-mania, toymaker giant Mattel unleashes a bold technological experiment to an eager public. The POWER GLOVE: the first video game controller that allows players to operate Nintendo games with intuitive hand gestures. Despite immense hype surrounding its release, the product is a critical failure, disappointing thousands of children with its subpar gameplay. More than two decades later, however, dedicated fans continue to repurpose the Power Glove for art pieces, hacking projects, electronic music, and more.
Fuck the Fascism intends to expose the true story behind monuments that glorify genocides, tyranny and slavery; to raise public awareness about the national heroes who we praise, those men who our streets are named after, and bequeathed great wealth forged with robbery, abuse and blood.
FUCK THE FASCISM INTENDS TO EXPOSE THE TRUE STORY BEHIND MONUMENTS WHICH GLORIFY GENOCIDES, TYRANNY AND SLAVERY; TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE NATIONAL HEROES WHO WE PRAISE, THOSE MEN WHO OUR STREETS ARE NAMED AFTER, AND BEQUEATHED GREAT WEALTH FORGED WITH ROBBERY, ABUSE AND BLOOD.
Haunted by the movie 'Jaws' since childhood, a filmmaker discovers why the movie affected him so deeply.
A documentary on Queercore, a cultural and social movement that started in the punk scene and was inspired by the anger felt in the LGBT-community regarding discrimination, transphobia and homophobia in society. In the talking heads we see this year's main guest Bruce LaBruce and previous main guest John Waters: "If you want to piss off people, be a punk. If you really want to piss off people, be queerpunk."
A documentary on Dutch cult classic De Johnsons; a collaboration between a serious arthouse director, a famous writer and the most popular Dutch actress of the time. A combination that shouldn't have worked, but turned into magic. 25 years later, Xangadix Lives! explores how that magic happened.
Best watch in combination with De Johnsons
A weird documentary about everybody’s favorite weird musician. Brilliant music, even better anecdotes. Part of the Zappa Sunday, so if you want to bask in some glorious Zappamusic afterwards, you’re welcome to.
Here is the link to the combiticket for this film + music night https://butff.stager.nl/web/tickets/149299
A documentary about Richard Stanley’s failed attempts to make a feature film of The Island of Dr. Moreau. At least we have some brilliant anecdotes left.
Directed by Richard Stanley, this documentary explores the role of Voudoun in Haitian society.
Hidden deep in the south of France, practically untouched by the modern age, is a place known by many as ‘the Zone’. In this space, the supernatural is an everyday reality of life. Magic is everywhere. It is reason. It is currency. It is unquestionable fact. Richard Stanley’s documentary about his current hometown Montsegur and its inhabitants, who all seem to share an interest in the occult and the supernatural.