Program & Tickets

thu 14 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
fri 15 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
sat 16 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
sun 17 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
mon 18 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
tue 19 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
wed 20 dec Voorstelling: Instant Dreams
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Willem Baptist, 2017 91 minutes Netherlands English 14 December 2017 Dutch Dutch premiere

INSTANT DREAMS is a cinematic quest to unravel the secret of Polaroid instant film, understand its magical appeal and explore the fascinating relationship we humans have with the photographic image.

There could hardly be a more telling contrast between the analogue and digital eras than the beautifully blurry memories captured in a Polaroid picture and the thousands of pin-sharp photos on an iPhone. In this ambitious visual essay, Willem Baptist explores the visionary genius of Edwin H. Land, the inventor of the Polaroid camera. Even today, all sorts of people are keeping his instant dream alive. Former Polaroid employee Stephen Herchen moved from the United States to Europe to work in a laboratory developing the 2.0 version of Polaroid. Christopher Bonanos, the author of INSTANT: THE STORY OF POLAROID, tells us, 'When I heard Polaroid would stop making film, it felt like a close friend had died.' Artist Stefanie Schneider, who is working with the last of her stock of Polaroid film, is using the blurring that occurs with expired film as an additional aesthetic layer in her photographic work. The soundtrack is as evocative as the sometimes hypnotically expressive imagery, with archive footage, interviews and gorgeous chemical reactions crisscrossing paths in a veritable rollercoaster of colour and light. (source:

The screening of Sunday December 17 at 12:10hrs can be combined with breakfast. Click here for more info about Sunday's Film Breakfast and reservations.


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