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Occupied City

Steve McQueen · 2023
262min · DCP
  • Saturday, Jan 13, 2024, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 14, 2024, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, Jan 21, 2024, 5:30pm
  • Sunday, Jan 28, 2024, 3:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 3, 2024, 6:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 4, 2024, 2:00pm
  • Monday, Feb 19, 2024, 12:30pm

The past collides with our precarious present in Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary OCCUPIED CITY, informed by the book Atlas of an Occupied City (Amsterdam 1940-1945) written by Bianca Stigter. McQueen (12 YEARS A SLAVE, SMALL AXE) creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed.

Final showing Monday Feb. 19th!

In English and Dutch with English subtitles. Runtime includes a 15-minute intermission.

Named one of the ten best movies of 2023 by Manohla Dargis of The New York Times; Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominee for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Historical Documentary.

Part of our Documentaries of Distinction film series.

“Every film is a collection of moving images, but few are as moving as the sights that compose Occupied City.” Robert Daniels, RogerEbert.com

“In the hours and days following its conclusion, you might just find your heart and soul demolished, and somehow made whole again.” Tomris Laffly, The Wrap

CRITIC’S PICK! [An] intense, absorbing and epically scaled chronicle… For McQueen, history isn’t a neat little package that can be experienced at a safe remove and then forgotten. Here, history is in every wintry park and sunlit room because it is insistently present and very much alive.” Manohla Dargis