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: Magical History Tour - Cinema in the Plural

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte

Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte
Rainer Werner Fassbinder FRG 1971
35 mm 103 min

arsenal cinema: Film in the Present Tense

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Family Dinners

Bertha's Children

Merce Cunningham. First Performance of Stillness (in Three Movements) to John Cage's Composition 4'3'' with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007

Roslyn Romance (is it really true?)

Optic Nerve

Naissance #2

I am Micro

The Watchmen

Shape Shifting




1. Part: Past Imperfect – Introduced by Marc Toscano
Anselmo Chick Strand USA 1967 16 mm 4 min
Family Dinners James Otis USA 1997 16 mm 7 min
Bertha's Children Roberta Friedman, Grahame Weinbren
USA 1976 16 mm 6 min
Merce Cunningham. First Performance of Stillness (in Three Movements) to John Cage's Composition 4'33'' with Trevor Carlson, New York City, 28 April 2007
Tacita Dean USA 2007 16 mm 4 min
Roslyn Romance (is it really true?) Bruce Baillie USA 1976 16 mm 16 min
Optic Nerve Barbara Hammer USA 1985 16 mm 16 min
Naissance #2 John Price Canada 2012 35 mm 12 min
2. Part: The Elastic Now – Introduced by Peter Taylor, Philip Widmann, Ulrich Ziemons
I am Micro Shumona Goel, Shai Heredia India 2012 35 mm 15 min
The Watchmen Fern Silva USA 2017 35 mm 10 min
Shape Shifting Elke Marhöfer, Mikhail Lylov Germany/Japan 2014 DCP 16 min
Black Anouk De Clercq Belgium 2015 35 mm 5 min
Droga! Miko Revereza USA/Philippines 2014 Digital file 8 min
Cilaos Camilo Restrepo France 2016 DCP 13 min