We aim to screen as many movies as possible with English subtitles. Unfortunately most movies are only released with Dutch subs.
Fantastic, original jokes with spectacular stunts in Buster Keaton's most famous film classic. During the MovieWeekend Festival, Movie W is screening The General as a film concert (Live by Kevin Toma). Another screening will follow at which you can hear the specially made sound track.The silent film classic The General (1926) has been reissued in a wonderful digitally restored cinema version, and given a brand new sound track. This film by and starring the legendary film comic Buster Keaton (the great stone face) is regarded as one of the best film comedies ever made. Slapstick and absurdism are brilliantly combined. The story was inspired by the true-life Great Locomotive Chase, an event during the American Civil War. With his locomotive named 'The General', train driver Johnnie Gray (Buster Keaton) pursues hostile Southern troops after his girlfriend has been abducted by them in a stolen train. During the spectacular chase, Keaton pulls off all kinds of stunts. He resorts to firing a canon, gets caught in the locomotive's coupling rods and pulls out all the stops to feed the boiler and keep the train going. The General may rightly be called a masterpiece, with its fantastic, original jokes, its rapid pace and the many superior stunts that Keaton himself performs.
Original, small Mexican feel-good tragicomedy has its heart in the right placeIn this Mexican tragicomedy, Fede is lonely and obese and almost never leaves his dilapidated apartment. Walking or physical exertion of any kind is a tedious, risky undertaking for Fede. He earns his money doing simple work at home. Weekly visits from his dominant, protective sister Rosaura and docile brother-in-law Ramón are the only diversion in his existence. One day Fede finds an undeveloped roll of film and decides – whatever it might take – to bring it to the camera shop. This new step leads to two unexpected friendships, which then lend him the courage to dream of life as a photographer, and then to an opportunity to leave town ... . In each and every scene there is an undertone of respect and love for the ostensibly inept main character. Walking Distance opens our eyes to the small things in life that are more important and more worthwhile than they seem at first glance. This is a beautifully photographed feel-good movie with an original, refreshing story and carefully dosed humour.