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New Work by Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan

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Saturday 5/7
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Free Program – Open to the Public courtesy of the artists Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan

We welcome back to IHP Dutch filmmaking duo Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Hann to present their richly monochromatic documentary-performance hybrid Episode of the Sea, an intense collaboration with the waning Dutch fishing community of Urk that captures their lives and livelihoods with rigorous attention to the rituals of their labor and Brechtian performances by the Urkers themselves. Preceded by a recent short work, View From the Acropolis.


Episode of the Sea

dirs. Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, The Netherlands, 2014, 35mm film, black-and-white, transferred to 4K DCP and HD, 63 mins. color, In Dutch and Urk w/ English subtitles


In the now-landlocked Dutch fishing village of Urk, political, cultural, and environmental forces have conspired to upend ancestral traditions. Dutch documentary duo Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan embarked on an intimate collaboration with the people of this town to capture its daily life. Shot in stunning, monochromatic 35mm, and featuring scenes performed by the documentary subjects, Episode of the Sea offers an unprecedented, painstakingly researched portrait of the customs, language, and religion that remain integral to this community. - BAMcinématek


preceded by


View From the Acropolis  

dirs. Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, The Netherlands, 2008/2012, 35mm, 16 min, b/w, sound Dolby SR


A portrait of the hill in Turkey where the Pergamon Altar, considered to be one of the greatest surviving monuments from antiquity, existed before it was moved to Berlin. - BAMcinématek


Total runtime: 79min.