october 2017, arsenal cinema

Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (2)

"Year by Year/Side by Side" is the most comprehensive retrospective of Harun Farocki’s cinema and television work ever held. Alongside the exhibition “Harun Farocki: Mit anderen Mitteln – By Other Means” (curated by Antje Ehmann and Carlos Guerra) at the neuer berliner kunstverein, the temporary “Farocki Now” academy organized by the Harun Farocki Institut at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the silent green Kulturquartier (October 18th-21st) and the recent publication of his incomplete autobiography "Zehn, zwanzig, dreißig, vierzig", the program gives audiences a chance to become acquainted, or reacquainted, with the documentarian’s oeuvre and all the many directions it points in. Numerous productions thought lost, or more or less invisible were able to be researched in archives and collected.

We continue the series, that started last month, with numerous film screenings in October.

october 2017, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour - Cinema in the Plural

Films are collective works: This month's Magical History Tour presents both films that were created in collective working process or have these as their theme, together with ensemble films with suitably starry casts, which forge complex universes in multiple, dynamic mosaics of characters and decentered group pictures.

october 2017, arsenal cinema

Female Gazes from Georgia - Contemporary Documentaries

Europe often has a rather vague image of Georgia, even if the country has been increasingly present of late: Georgian films and books, Georgia as the guest of honor at the 2018 Frankfurt Bookfair or as a tourist destination have all meant that the country has increasingly entered the spotlight. The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung is taking part in this year’s Year of German-Georgian friendship with a series of documentary films by female directors from Georgia, which will be shown at the Arsenal from October 25-31.

This documentary focus shows us sections of this country in the South Caucasus on the edge of Europe without any need for clichés. The film and discussion series presents documentaries which approach everyday life in Georgia with their own aesthetic style and original journalistic research. The films reflect the ongoing upheaval in the Caucasian country since 1989, which creates a modern image of itself as it searches for its place between East and West.

october 2017, arsenal cinema

Film:ReStored_02: The Festival of Film Preservation

From October 26-31, "Film:ReStored" presents digitized films from seven decades of German film history, accompanied by presentations, and progress reports dedicated to questions surrounding the digitization of film heritage. This year's debates focus on the cooperation between rightsholders, authors, and archives. The selection of films reflects this fruitful collaboration.

arsenal cinema: Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi – 
The Cinema of Med Hondo

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Sambizanga

Free Radicals

Sambizanga Sarah Maldoror France/Angola 1972
16 mm OV/EnS 102 min
Courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection New York
Public Library of Performing Arts
*Free Radicals Len Lye USA 1957–79 16 mm 5 min

Jean-Pierre Bekolo in person
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Manifestos and Pamphlets 


08:00 pm Cinema 2


Festen

Festen
Thomas Vinterberg Denmark 1998
35 mm OV/GeS 105 min

arsenal cinema: Cours, cours, camarade, le vieux monde est derrière toi – 
The Cinema of Med Hondo

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Fatima, l'Algérienne de Dakar

Fatima, l'Algérienne de Dakar
Fatima, The Algerian Woman of Dakar
Med Hondo France/Senegal 2004
35 mm OV/EnS 89 min

Ibrahima Wane in person