Film & Theater @ Amsterdam Pride 2015

Amsterdam Pride 2015 offers a lot of parties, but it is more than just flirting, drinking and dancing. The Pride offers also an interesting program of films and theater performances. Here is our pick for 2015: three top picks and one extra ordinary one.

1. Schijn – a solo by Fahd Larhzaoui

e40e20af90cb05f0bf973c83202f0b06Let’s start with the extraordinary one: Schijn or Appearance. This is one of the hits of last year’s theater season in Holland. It is a solo performance by the actor Fahd Larhzaoui, which tells his autobiographical story of coming of age and coming out in the Maroccan community in Holland. It has been praised for it’s raw, honest and touching performance. It is a performance in Dutch, so that might limit it’s appeal to some of our readers. But we recommend it highly for the readers who have a good grasp of this language.

Date: 31st July

Time: 20.00 hours

Tickets for €15 can be ordered here

Location: De Balie

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De Balie

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De Balie 52.363041, 4.882976 De Balie is a well-known platform and center for the freedom of speech, contemporary art, politics, culture, cinema and media, situated near the Leidseplein in the heart of Amsterdam. Our (daily) programs consistently bear the mark of a sharp and deeply analytical character. Through talkshows, cinema, art, debates and theatre, De Balie mixes several points of view in a wayward and creative fashion.

2. Bianca del Rio – Rolodex of hate

Bianca del RioPerforming in the theatre especially built for the play about Anna Frank, Bianca Del Rio, the winner of the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race , will be for the first time on stage in Amsterdam. She will captivate fans with her sharp wit, dismembering humor, and impeccably quick-witted comedy – everything and everyone is her target.

Date: 26th July

Time: 21.00 hours

Tickets from €45 can be ordered here

Location: Theater Amsterdam

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Theater Amsterdam

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Theater Amsterdam 52.397081, 4.877893 Theater Amsterdam is a new theater built along the IJ river. It is the home of the play about Anna Frank, but will occasionally be used for other performances.

3. The Secrets (Ha-Sodot) – Film Israel 2009

The SecretsTraditionally there is the Open Air Cinema on the Nieuwmarkt at Amsterdam Pride. But a special cinematic performance this year is at the Jewish Historical Museum. The Secrets tells the story of two Orthodox women who secretly help a sickly, mysterious woman (Fanny Ardant). That woman is suspected of a crime of passion. Kabbalistic rituals to purify the wife of her sins exceed the boundaries of Jewish law.

Date: 2nd August

Time: 13.00-16.00

Location: Joods Historisch Museum

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Joods Historisch Museum

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Joods Historisch Museum 52.367349, 4.903915 Joods Historisch Museum is one of the best museums of Amsterdam\'s many good museums. With a permanent exhibition about the history of Jewish people in Holland and regular interesting temporary exhibitions. When combined with a visit to the magnificent 17th century Portugese synagogue this will give you a look into the history of the Jewish community in Amsterdam.

4. Need by Jack Credit

5214eb7e2dec6528a38f3ba758c62155Jake Credit presents a dark live-experience, battling his compulsive existence. Being an entrepreneur comes with a pulsating pressure of proving yourself to others. This performance combines four different disciplines, creating underground madness.

Cast:
Stefan Bot as Audrey Heartburn
Marly Zwinkels
Roman Brasser
and Jake Credit

Date: 26th July

Time: 20.30 hours
Tickets:
Online: 5euro/ticket
At the door: 7euro/ticket in cash

Location: Club Church

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Club Church

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Club Church 52.365230, 4.885595 Club ChurchAmsterdam\'s only dedicated sex club. There are different themes every night, sometimes with a dress code. There are darkrooms and showers. Strictly safe sex here!Address: Kerkstraat 52Open: Depends on the party, 8pm or 10pmWebsite: http://www.clubchurch.nl

For a full and up to date of events during Amsterdam Pride, look at their excellent website.