march 2017, arsenal cinema

50 years of dffb

Film academies are not only places where students train but places where productions emerge. Since the dffb's establishment on 17th September 1966, thousands of films have been made - long and short, documentary, fiction and experimental. From March 20-30, we are showing a selection to celebrate 50 years, from the beginnings to the present.

In view of the quantity of productions, such a retrospective cannot make any claims as to representativeness. It also seems to make little sense to concentrate on graduates who are known and already prominent in daily cinema life. Instead, this is an invitation to discover aspects of filmmaking at the dffb that have remained hidden and yet are undoubtedly important components of German film and television history.

march 2017, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour: Excess and opulence

We are focusing on grand gestures for this month's Magical History Tour - on films located in the space between excess and opulence, whose exuberance is manifested either by the director's unlimited personal involvement or by an unfettered artistic vision. However, opulence and excess are by no means an end in themselves, but instead represent the expression of a desire for change asserting itself against manifold constraints and obstacles. Our program features films that are committed to absolute realism alongside ones that find their appropriate form in extreme stylization.

march 2017, arsenal cinema

8. ALFILM Arab Film Festival Berlin

The 8th edition of ALFILM is presenting artistically demanding cinema from the Arab world between 31st March and 7th April, with feature and documentary films that depict new perspectives on societal challenges but also pose questions with regard to identity and personal fulfillment.

The opening film is RABIH (Tramontane, Vatche Boulghourjian, Lebanon/France/Qatar/UAE 2016, guest: Vatche Boulghourjian & composer Cynthia Zaven): Rabih is a blind and talented musician and singer who lives in a village in Lebanon. When his chorus is invited to perform abroad, he applies for a passport. He finds out that his papers are false and his identity is not what his family had led him to believe. He travels across the country to find out more about his background, but instead of finding answers he encounters more mysteries. His search takes him to the peripheries of Lebanon, to the ghosts of the past.

March '17
arsenal cinema: Arsenal Filmatelier: Big cinema, small cinema #11

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Fluke

Horse Over Tea Kettle

Lights

My Name is Oona

Rhythm

4000 Frames – An Eye Opener Film

Le tonnerre de Jupiter

What's ringing, scratching, rattling in the film?
*Fluke Emily Breer USA 1985 16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*Horse Over Tea Kettle Robert Breer USA 1962 16 mm without dialogue 8 min
*Lights Marie Menken USA 1965 16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*My Name is Oona Gunvor Nelson USA 1969 16 mm OV 10 min
*Rhythm Len Lye USA 1957 16 mm OV 1 min
*4000 Frames – An Eye Opener Film Arthur & Corinne Cantrill AUS 1970 16 mm OV 3 min
*Le tonnerre de Jupiter Georges Méliès F 1903 16 mm without dialogue 4 min

Sound Workshop and Moderation: Eunice Martins and Laura Mello
From 8 years onward
arsenal cinema: Symposium: The Shock of the Real – Filmmakers in Dialogue

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Nomadisches Kino

Nomadisches Kino

Panel with Asli Özge, Pia Marais and Sergei Loznitsa, moderated by Christoph Hochhäusler and Nicolas Wackerbarth (Revolver)
Free admission
approx. 90 min
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Excess and opulence

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Tabu. A Story of the South Seas

Aloha

Aloha Ulrike Ottinger Germany 2016 Blu-ray 25 min
*Tabu. A Story of the South Seas
F.W. Murnau USA 1931
35 mm English Intertitles 86 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: 50 years of dffb

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Con amore Fabia

Con amore Fabia Maria Teresa Camoglio Germany 1993
DCP 101 min

Maria Teresa Camoglio in person