• Betty’s Film Nights are Back!

    20 Dec 2008, 19:19 by BettyToo

    Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 20hr00 Betty Too, Reguliersdwarsstraat 29 Amsterdam We’ll show many Japanese/ international films that you can’t see elsewhere! Sit back and enjoy with our drinks and more!

    23/24 Dec 2008: X’mas Special Show Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

    English subtitles. 118 min. Dir. Nagisa Oshima. 1983 Japan/UK
    Java, 1942 - A clash of cultures, a test of the human spirit. Starring David Bowie, Takeshi Kitano, Ryuichi Sakamoto. Even if you haven’t seen this film, you may well recognize some music from the soundtrack!

    Jan/Feb/Mar 2009: Takeshi Kitano Filmography

    A Japanese film director Takeshi Kitano’s reputation was firmly established on an international level after he won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival (By the way, Rotterdam Film Festival was the first establishment in Europe to discover Kitano well before his honour is Venice!!!). He is known for his gangster films and their violent nature but he actually started off his career as a…
  • 'Monkey Wrench Gang' to be filmed

    26 Jan 2007, 20:53 by jcshepard

    Environmental novel 'Monkey Wrench Gang' to be filmed

    By Amelia Nielson-Stowell
    Deseret Morning News

    PARK CITY — After 30 years of various movie options, filming rumors and false starts, one of Utah's most infamous stories may finally come to the big screen.

    But the movie won't be filmed in Utah.

    Edward Abbey's legendary novel, "The Monkey Wrench Gang," is mere months away from production. The novel is about a group of Utah environmentalists who are fed up with the overdevelopment of the region's canyonlands and who want to destroy the Glen Canyon Dam to drain Lake Powell.

    "The characters are very hysterical, they're very funny, very eccentric and just a blast to read," the film's director, Catherine Hardwicke, said. "So it's not preachy. It's a wild rumpus, an anarchist's romp, about people that care passionately about the land."

    ....

    The novel, published in 1975, is an edgy, comedic story about a four-man gang that attacks trains and bulldozers. …