november 2017, arsenal cinema

AFRIKAMERA 2017: Talking about Sahel

Within the course of just a few years, the Sahel has become a region marked by dangerous connections between fundamentalist religion, terrorism, and politics. Before this socio-political backdrop, the tenth edition of AFRIKAMERA – Current Cinema from Africa presents a selection of current features and documentaries that grapple with the political and social challenges which the Sahel faces from November 13-19.

The festival opens with WÙLU, the feature debut by Franco-Malian director Daouda Coulibaly.

november 2017, arsenal cinema

Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (3)

"Year by Year/Side by Side" is the most comprehensive retrospective of Harun Farocki’s cinema and television work to date. 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 and the recent publication of his incomplete autobiography, 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 seldom shown were able to be researched in archives and brought together.

We continue the retrospective with numerous film screenings and discussions from November 20-30.

 

november 2017, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour
 – Painting in Motion

Paintings, sketches, etchings, drawings and the people that create them have always been a point of reference for filmmakers, cinematographers, scriptwriters, and not least production designers. Using film to breathe movement into motionless pictorial art provides the visual worlds of the original artworks with new contexts and paves the way for a whole range of different semantic and perceptional shifts. Grappling with aspects of the lives and creative processes of artists and stylistic movements in cinematic terms opens up new perspectives on art history as an echo chamber for the production of film images. This month's Magical History Tour is showing examples of the productive relationship between painting and film that span eight decades.

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - 
City Symphonies

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Berlin. Die Sinfonie der Großstadt

*Berlin. Die Sinfonie der Großstadt Walter Ruttmann Germany 1927
35 mm 64 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: A Tribute to Valeska Gert

08:00 pm Cinema 1


La bonne dame

Die Betörung der blauen Matrosen

La bonne dame Pierre Philippe France 1966 35 mm OV 28 min
*Die Betörung der blauen Matrosen Ulrike Ottinger, Tabea Blumenschein
FRG 1975 16 mm French/German/English/Russian OV 50 min

Introduced by Erika and Ulrich Gregor