A MOVIE NIGHT WITH NICO B, THE FOUNDER OF THE CULT VIDEOTHEEK AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM DIRECTOR
Nico B, founder of the legendary Amsterdam video store Cult Videotheek, started Cult Epics in 1991, the first films acquired for Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium) distribution where The Exotic Dances of Bettie Page, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Cannibal Holocaust, and Tokyo Decadence. Moving to the US in 1998, he continued to release arthouse, horror and erotica films in North America, specializing in the work of directors such as Walerian Borowczyk, Tinto Brass, Fernando Arrabal, Radley Metzger, Jorg Buttgereit, Irving Klaw and pin up Bettie Page in definitive editions on DVD and Blu-ray. He also directed the films PIG, 1334, 100 Girls by Bunny Yeager, Bettie Page Dark Angel, and SIN.
This evening consists of a screening of:
Rozz William’s and Nico B’s PIG (1998), a film depicting the relationship between a killer (Rozz Williams) and his victim (James Hollan), where all lines are crossed, blending fantasy and reality, in a transformation of the subconscious mind of a killer, graphically showing the manifestation of itself into abstract forms and material, all deriving from his suffering and desperation..
Three episodes, staged in the 1920-1940s, where each story tells the duality of a female protagonist; the belly/frolic dancer (with Angelita Franco of Tinto Brass’ Kick the Cock), the sculpture model versus the nun (with Caroline Pierce), the legless aristocrat and the maid (with Dahlia Dark). Inspired by early 19th century vintage erotica and surrealistic filmmaking, Nico B’s exploration and discovery of the subliminal curse of destiny we call SIN.
Followed by Blu-ray/DVD & 25th Anniversary Hardcover Book signing
by Nico B, founder of Cult Videotheek and Cult Epics,
Limited books available
Organised by Petros Panagiotis Orfanos. Thanks to Rozenstraat – a rose is a rose is a rose, Marianne Theunissen, Nico B and Barbara van Ittersum.
When and where:
– Location: Da Costakade 164, 1053XD, Amsterdam
– Starts at 20:00
– 26th of July
– Suggested donation is 7 euro