Sunday 13 October 2019 – 19:15

Greener Grass Amsterdam

Sunday October 13 we party in LAB111 for the second time already, with the Dutch premiere of GREENER GRASS as LIFF-preview! Those who were there before know what to expect: a Dutch premiere of an American indie. Cedric Muyres (host and film aficionado) will introduce both the film and the night.

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Chasing Reels celebrates the Dutch premiere of American festivalhit (and LIFF-preview!) GREENER GRASS. Written, directed and starred by duo Jocelyn DeBoer en Dawn Luebbe and based on their short of the same name from 2015 that won the Special Jury Award at SXSW.

Greener Grass (2019) is a real culthit! The film had its world premiere at Sundance and was so successful there that the feature debut of the duo played over 20 filmfestivals worldwide since. In the Netherlands you'll be able to see GREENER GRASS at LIFF ((Leiden International Film Festival) in November, and of course at Chasing Reels in Lab111 Amsterdam and KINO Rotterdam.

In this dark comedy of manners, soccer moms Jill and Lisa seek the approval of their “friends” – at all costs. This surreal world is just on the edge of consciousness; suburbia through the looking glass. Every adult wears painful braces on their straight teeth, couples coordinate meticulously pressed outfits, and coveted family members become pawns in this competition for acceptance. Greener Grass explores one’s willingness to endure present pain in exchange for future validation – or at least a perfect smile.

Press loves Greener Grass:
“100%” - Rotten Tomatoes
“the most pleasant surprise of Sundance" - Variety
“Freaking funny” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Wacky Adult Swim-ready, David Lynch-inflected ridiculousness” -
“It’s like Wes Anderson taking on a Black Mirror installment, or David Lynch suddenly directing an episode of Desperate Housewives” - Indiewire

This film won't be released in the Netherlands so don't miss out!

“I often visit international filmfestivals and often see so many amazing movies that will never screen in Dutch cinemas, I aim to change that with Chasing Reels.”
– Cedric Muyres

Chasing Reels is a brand new picture show to celebrate the grand indie film scene. We show you the best indie flicks we think everyone should see! See them first or for the only time ever, at Chasing Reels. Cedric Muyres (host and film fan) books events to celebrate the grand indie film scene.