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Launching Nightmare


Wednesday June 8
Cinema Kriterion, Amsterdam

To celebrate the launch of the next volume Nightmare—released halfway through May—film theater Kriterion and Simulacrum join forces for an evening of art, film and music. The evening starts with a performance by Berlin artist Ruin Klarity called Night Terror. After the performance, there is a film screening of Freak Orlando.

Freak Orlando is a 1981 West German film directed by Ulrike Ottinger. In the form of a “small theater of the world”, the film shows a history of the world from its beginnings to our day—including the errors, the incompetence, the thirst for power, the fear, the madness, the cruelty and the commonplace, in a story of five episodes. Ulrike Ottinger transforms Virginia Woolf’s queer feminist classic ORLANDO into an outrageous camp spectacle in which a gender-fluid time traveler (Magdalena Montezuma) zigzags across history—from medieval times to the modern day—over the course of five episodes. The great Delphine Seyrig costars in this flamboyant fantasy epic that blends everything from Greek mythology to Tod Browning’s FREAKS into a defiantly queer, carnivalesque historical pageant.

Join us in celebrating Nightmare and the various meanings, forms and inspirations its namesake has given humanity through this evening of mystifying art and film.

Get your tickets through Kriterion: The tickets sold here provide entrance to the entire event.

Launch schedule:
20:30 – 21:00 Entrance and introduction to Nightmare (Room opens 20:53)
21:00 – 21:25 Performance Night Terror by Ruin Klarity
21:25 – 23:30 Screening of Freak Orlando

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