4 Nov - 7 Nov

Kriterion 75 years


Anniversary program on November 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Kriterion turned 75 on November 6, 2020. A grand event that passed uncomfortably quietly, past the closed doors on Roetersstraat. But make no mistake, because in the building people did not sit still. No celebration in 2020 simply meant extra time to tackle things even more grandiose in 2021. That is why Kriterion is organizing an extensive film program for the anniversary on 4 to 7 November with no fewer than 39 (!) films.

There’s no one behind the bar
We will release ‘There is no one behind the bar: 75 years of Kriterion’, a personal story in zine-form of the history of Kriterion. In addition to the film program with extensive explanation, you will find eternal aspirants, visions of the future, meant beer coasters, the best reviews, our very first opening night and a unique poster, each made by a Kriteriaanse to represent the decades in the program. To give you a taste of this, some of the decade posters can be found on our instagram and facebook. Who knows, maybe one will hang on your wall in a month.

You can find the anniversary program here.