Terrence Malick (*1943) is a singular figure within the American film industry, an auteur par excellence who writes his own scripts, is uncompromising in his refusal to take on contract work and only makes films when he is assured complete artistic control over a project. He has made a total of six films since his debut BADLANDS (1973). The publication of a new book on Malick (Dominik Kamalzadeh, Michael Pekler: Terrence Malick, Schüren Verlag) and the release of his current film "To the Wonder" at the end of May provide suitable impetus for us to show his previous five directorial works together with a portrait of Malick, often in brand-new prints.
Living Archive is approaching the (preliminary) finish line: Throughout the month of June, the participants of the project will present the results of their research at the Arsenal and at KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Save the whole month! Also, the Arsenal turns 50! We will kick off the celebration with a special evening on June 4. Due to the June preparations, there will be no Living Archive events this month, except for Rising Stars, Falling Stars on May 26. Also, we inaugurate a viewing station in the "Studiolo" of the KW with a selection of films, which have been (re-)discovered through the Living Archive project.
New in our distribution range: LEVIATHAN by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel. Both Filmmakers spent one year at sea filming with industrial fishermen from New England. In the waters where Melville’s Pequod gave chase to Moby Dick, LEVIATHAN captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen cameras – tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker – it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors. Opens May 23rd. Playing in Berlin at fsk-Kino, Brotfabrik and Kino Arsenal. Don’t miss: On May 23 we will present the 6 hour single screen version of the film: CANST THOU DRAW OUT LEVIATHAN WITH A HOOK? HE MAKETH A PATH TO SHINE AFTER HIM; ONE WOULD THINK THE DEEP TO BE HOARY. Both versions were shown as part of this year's Forum Expanded program.
To celebrate our upcoming 50th birthday and the "re-launch" that Ellen Blumenstein, new head curator of KW – Institute for Contemporary Art, will be introducing there as her first project, we are happy to be able to announce the start of a new cooperation. Arsenal is setting up a screening room at the KW’s "Studiolo", where visitors can watch a selection of film and video work. We are starting with a selection of films viewed and digitalized as part of the Living Archive Project as well as a program put together specially for the KW re-launch. At the same time, KW will also be opening up a permanent presence in the Arsenal foyer in the form of a display case. But to start with, we will be introducing ourselves at each of the two locations: at Arsenal on May 13 and KW on May 28.
We are delighted to present Eva Heldmann's STEPPING OUT (FREMD GEHEN. GESPRÄCHE MIT MEINER FREUNDIN) on our VoD-channel at realeyz.tv.
Constantly on the look out for a bit of sex and fun, Eva Heldmanns friend Annette makes regular forays into the club world on American army bases in Frankfurt and the surrounding area. Annette’s candour, the provocative way this German academic discusses her sexual desires, as well as her penchant for on-camera exhibitionism whenever she happens to find herself beside a black GI, illuminates a side of female sensuality that is rarely portrayed. Annette’s alert and inquisitive erotic behaviour and her own ‘outrageous’ take on life doesn’t merely change our view of the male world at the barracks – it turns it upside down completely.
Viragat a Napnak Sára Sándor Hungary 1960 35 mm 10 min
Exù Christoph Janetzko Germany 1991 16 mm 9 min
Encounter Maria Lassnig USA 1970 16 mm 1 min
Guzik Teresa Badzian Poland 1965 35 mm 7 min
Untitled Colourmation Deborah S. Phillips Germany 1991 16 mm 1 min
Eye Music in Red Major Marie Menken USA 1961 16 mm 5 min
Witold Lutoslawski Aleksandra Padlewska Poland 1976 16 mm 17 min
Heat Shimmer Arthur & Corinne Cantrill Australia 1978 16 mm 9 min
Unter Schnee Two-part radio play
With Hanns Zischler, Yumiko Tanaka
Composer and Interpreter for Shamisen: Yumiko Tanaka
Realisation: Ulrike Ottinger Germany 2012
Part 1: 52 min / Part 2: 54 min