Lux Nijmegen

The cultural LGBTIQ+ program in filmhouse LUX during these days:

MOVIE: Mario

Date: Wednesday 27th of July, 15.00
Tickets: Eurogames – Mario – LUX Nijmegen – v.a. WO 27 JUL (lux-nijmegen.nl)
Discount code: Ra1nbow

When two young soccer players fall in love, they have to choose between career and love.

Mario is a young successful soccer player and recently in love with Leon, a player on his team. The first rumors in the club are  quickly circulating. Mario sees his chances as a professional football player in danger, but he does not want to lose Leon either.

This film is spoken in German and has English subtitles.

Note: are you a participant in the Eurogames? Then you can go to this film with a discount! Buy your ticket online and use your discount code “Ra1nbow!


MOVIE: Battle of the Sexes

Date: Wednesday 27th of July, 16.00
Tickets: Eurogames – Battle of the Sexes – LUX Nijmegen – v.a. WO 27 JUL (lux-nijmegen.nl)
Discount code: Ra1nbow

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King and serial hustler Bobby Riggs was billed as the Battle of the Sexes.

This film is spoken in Dutch and has English subtitles.

Note: are you a participant in the Eurogames? Then you can go to this film with a discount! Buy your ticket online and use your discount code for this!


MOVIE: Girl

Date: Thursday 28th of July, 19.30
Tickets: Eurogames – Girl – LUX Nijmegen – v.a. DO 28 JUL (lux-nijmegen.nl)
Discount code: Ra1nbow

Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina.

With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born as a boy.

This film is spoken in Dutch and has English subtitles.

Note: are you a participant in the Eurogames? Then you can go to this film with a discount! Buy your ticket online and use your discount code for this!


THEATRE: Edward II The Gay King (Toneelgroep Oostpool & Char Li Chung)

Date: Thursday 28th of July and Friday 29th July 20.30
Tickets: Eurogames – Toneelgroep Oostpool & Char Li Chung – LUX Nijmegen (lux-nijmegen.nl)

Edward is young and full of lust for life. His coronation marks the beginning of a new era. Time for love! Passion! Celebration! Peace! Encased in the crown, Edward dives headlong into everything he has been denied his whole life.

All eyes are on him, but Edward seems through his choices to be neglecting his political and worldly duties. Everyone around the king serves the crown and acts in the interest of the realm. But what if this interest represents something different to everyone? Will the young, contrary Edward be forced to choose between love and politics? Are these mutually exclusive, or can they coexist within one human being?

An incisive, humorous royal drama about fighting for love and your ideals, even in the face of the most extreme consequences.

Queer historical drama

Director Char Li Chung has created a contemporary costume drama based on Christopher Marlowe’s play Edward II. Back in the 16th century, Marlowe created one of the first openly homosexual characters in Edward II. Following on from the popular reception for Don Caravaggio (nominated for the BNG Bank Theaterprijs award 2019) and his adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (2021), Chung once again sinks his teeth into a queer character from history.

This program is part of the EuroGames. EuroGames Nijmegen 2022 is going to be an inclusive sporting event, a significant LGBTIQ+ event in 2022 combining EuroGames with a cultural program and side events.