Scopitone Café


IFFR 2020


Every night a different music genre, explored in a unique cafe setting. with live extras. What links these documentaries is their attention to social background. The bar is open! 

Image collector Fenno Werkman starts and ends the evenings: inspired by the films he’ll show extraordinary music videos from his archive. After the film screening moderator Cansu van Gageldonk will talk with the filmmakers and experts, and almost every night is concluded with live music!
doors open 19:30, free admission
Fri 24 Jan | Heel-and-Toe
International premiere. Director Maxim Tomash and Antoha MC are present for a Q&A. Music afterwards, Antoha MC will bring his trumpet!
Sat 25 Jan | Drag Kids
After the screening we’ll delve into the film’s topics in a conversation with 'Miss Travestie Zuid-Holland'!
Sun 26 Jan | Rebel Dread
Festive world premiere in attendance of the crew. Director William Badgley joins us for a Q&A. Afterwards Don Letts will play records!
Mon 27 Jan | Mr. Jimmy
Director Peter Michael Dowd and Letz Zeppelin band member join us for a Q&A.
Tue 28 Jan | Mister Soul – A Story About Donny Hathaway
World premiere in attendance of the crew. Director David Kleijwegt joins us for a Q&A. Afterwards Frank Sheppard, the film’s narrator, will sing his version of Donny Hathaway songs.
Wed 29 Jan | Shut Up Sona
International premiere in attendance of director Deepti Gupta and the film’s namesake Sona Mohapatra. Expect a lively Q&A and music by Sona afterwards.
Thu 30 Jan | Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
Director Posy Dixon joins us for a Q&A, as well as Johanna Monk and Geo Weyth. Both Johanna and Geo are Rotterdam based musicians, writers, performance artists and queer activists. They will conclude the night with live music!
Fri 31 Jan | We Intend to Cause Havoc
Director Gio Arlotta joins us for a Q&A, as well as the Dutch musicians and WITCH fans Jacco Gardner and Nic Mauskovic. They’ll conclude the night with music!