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.

november 2017, arsenal cinema

Gadalla Gubara

Sudanese filmmaker Gadalla Gubara (1921–2008) shot films from the 50s until his death with which he documented the political and social development of Sudan over more than 50 years. His cinematic legacy was able to be digitized in 2013 and 2016 by Arsenal with the help of funding from the Foreign Office’s Cultural Heritage program. On November 22, Arsenal presents his first feature TAJOUJE (Sudan 1979) from his oeuvre, which was shot in one of the most remote regions of Sudan and is based on a famous Sudanese love story. His final film LES MISÉRABLES (Sudan 2007), which will be shown at SAVVY Contemporary the following day, was shot by Gubara at the age of 87 with the help of his daughter Sara Gubara, who we will also be welcoming to the screening of the film. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Victor Hugo.

arsenal cinema: SchoolCinemaWeeks 2017

10:00 am Cinema 1

Barakah Meets Barakah

*Barakah Meets Barakah Mahmoud Sabbagh Saudi Arabia 2016
DCP OV/GeS 88 min
For schools
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Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter
arsenal cinema: FU-Seminar: Autofiction

05:00 pm Cinema 2

A + B In Ontario

Warten auf Halley

Sally's Beauty Spot

Ein Film über den Arbeiter

Fragen an meinen Vater

*A + B In Ontario Joyce Wieland, Hollis Frampton
USA 1984 16 mm 16 min
*Warten auf Halley Angelika Levi FRG 1986 DVD 9 min
*Sally’s Beauty Spot Helen Lee USA 1990 16 mm 13 min
*Ein Film über den Arbeiter Stefan Hayn Germany 1997 16 mm 22 min
*Fragen an meinen Vater Konrad Mühe Germany 2011 DCP 22 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Painting in Motion

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Painters Painting

*Painters Painting Emile de Antonio USA 1972
16 mm OV 117 min

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

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Schlagworte – Schlagbilder. Ein Gespräch mit Vilém Flusser

Die Teilung aller Tage (Kurzfassung)

Learning to See Images
*Auvico Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky FRG 1970
Digital file 20 min
Schlagworte – Schlagbilder. Ein Gespräch mit Vilém Flusser
FRG 1986 Digital file OV/EnS 13 min
Die Teilung aller Tage (Short version)
Harun Farocki, Hartmut Bitomsky FRG 1970
Digital file OV/EnS 33 min

Opening Ute Holl, Tom Holert in person