December 2017, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents

DER FACKELTRÄGER, 1955

One of the biggest challenges in preserving German film heritage and keeping it alive is the digitization of films shot on celluloid. How does one perform a successful balancing act between new digital processing technique and retaining original aesthetic and production characteristics? Which criteria exist for choosing materials? Which phases does the film pass through during its digital “resurrection”? This evening of films is dedicated to precisely such question, with the results of two different digitizations being presented to this end: DER FACKELTRÄGER (Johannes Knittel, East Germany 1955) is an attempt at satire about the West Berlin judiciary and kidnapping, which was an explosive topic during the Cold War - famous East Germany lawyer Friedrich Karl Kaul was involved in writing the script. As one of the last features to be made by DEFA, the crime thriller TANZ AM SONNABEND – MORD (Heinz Thiel, East Germany 1961) picks up on the idea of agricultural collectivization and the milieu surrounding it, where a murder must suddenly be solved. (rp) (4.12.)

 

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki Workshop for Schools III

10:00 am Cinema 1


Gegen-Musik

Musik-Video

Nicht löschbares Feuer

Gegen-Musik Harun Farocki Germany 2004 Digital file 23 min
Musik-Video Harun Farocki Germany 2000 DV 1 min
Nicht löschbares Feuer Harun Farocki FRG 1969 16 mm 23 min

Moderated by Eunice Martins & Laura Mello Please register at: schlueter@arsenal-berlin.de
arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #4: Erica Carter: Spectres of colonial whiteness

05:00 pm Cinema 1


Le malentendu colonial

Le malentendu colonial The Colonial Misunderstanding
Jean-Marie Teno Cameroon/Germany/France 2004 35 mm OV/EnS 78 min

arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #4: Erica Carter: Spectres of colonial whiteness

07:00 pm


Vortrag von Erica Carter

Lecture by Erica Carter (King’s College London): "Spectres of colonial whiteness"
In English language Admission free
Venue: Veranstaltungsraum Deutsche Kinemathek, on the 4th floor of the Filmhaus

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Der Fackelträger

Der Fackelträger Johannes Knittel GDR 1955
DCP 81 min

Ralf Jesse (Eurotape Media Services) in conversation with René Pikarski
arsenal cinema: New French Cinema

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Le bois dont les rêves sont faits

Le bois dont les rêves sont faits The Woods Dreams Are Made of
Claire Simon France/Switzerland 2015 DCP OV/EnS 144 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Tanz am Sonnabend – Mord

Tanz am Sonnabend – Mord Heinz Thiel GDR 1961
DCP 86 min

Ralf Jesse (Eurotape Media Services) in conversation with René Pikarski