9’ / filmloop / singlechannel / 2k
A film as a 12-minute flow of consciousness rummaging through old and
new stories, sounds and images of a building key in dutch music lore.
Situated in the historic centre of the city of Utrecht, it had a legendary status among music-stages in the Netherlands. From its violent inception to its closing in 2013, it was a whirlwind of the counterculture. Now that this legendary venue is set to be turned into a yuppie restaurant, this film goes all the way back, starting at the building's 800-year-old history. From its brick roots as a medieval monastery to centuries as an orphanage to headquarters for train workers during the industrial revolution. Interrupted by a short stay by the Nazi's, again it became a place for blue-collar Utrecht, until the local government unwisely let the building empty during the Punk and New Wave years: Punks and Squatters fought off riot police, rabid dogs and mounted riders to force their way into what came to be known as the legendary venue called Tivoli.
Nomination list Shortcutz Amsterdam 2019 - https://filmkrant.nl/nieuws/nominaties-7th-shortcutz-amsterdam-annual-awards/