Heya! It’s been too long, but we have a new event in the SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS. After our serious approach of film dialectics in STATE OF GRACE – DREYERS D’ARC DECONSTRUCTED we decided on something with a lighter touch.

What’s it all about?

Some call it divine institution, others a universal contract, holy commitment, excuse for a party, even the old ball and chains. Yes it’s all about marriage in I LOVE A TALL DARK STRANGER. The belles and the beaus, the highs and the lows, in print on paper and as moving image.

In any case we wanted to do something without fixed message this time, so we give the viewers associations free reign this time. Marriage is a perfect theme to explore that aspect of looking at movies and movie posters. It says something about your views, vows and commitments in life. Senses and sensibilities. Added bonuses are that marriage exceeds genre boundaries and that it gives opportunity to show posters of films that are relatively unknown.

As we are in the Red Light District we see a lot of hen and bachelor parties passing by and we could not resist an attempt to engage in their various and and interesting states. As this event offers a rare chance to really know our visitors, we offer next to the posters and moving images (we have a small compilation of marriage scenes on view) a psychological test. Which poster appeals the most to your ideas of marriage and why?


Visit us at the SICK SMELL OF SUCCESS at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal 125hs 1012 DE Amsterdam. Our grand opening is October 26th from 3 to 7 PM. The regular event runs from October 26th to December 7th 2019. Mind you, we are only open on Saturdays or by appointment (email us for that!).

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