september 2017, arsenal cinema

Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (1)

Three years after Harun Farocki's sudden death, "Year by Year / Side by Side" is the most comprehensive retrospective of his work, which spanned almost 50 years.

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 publication of his incomplete autobiography, the program running from mid September until November will give audiences a chance to become acquainted, or reacquainted, with Farocki's oeuvre and all its nuances.

september 2017, arsenal cinema

Anatomy of loneliness – The Films of Tsai Ming-liang

If one wanted to define cinema, one might say that it is a manifestation of desire, an attempt to capture inexplicably beautiful, fleeting moments. Motifs of the "perverse" also have a firm place, at the very least since the Surrealists broke all the rules with such relish. For 25 years, the Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang has explored the appeal of apocalyptic panoramas of society and developed his version of desolate eroticism. The sheer imagery with which he depicts alienation, isolation and world weariness (with Liao Pen-jung as cameraman in almost all of his films) also serves a very unique sense of humor. In Tsai's skeptical take on the torments of love and family tensions blaze a - sometimes seemingly curious and discreet - longing for the grotesque and the breaching of taboos. He keeps his narratives simple, sometimes very fragmentary, to allow them as advanced a form as possible.

In September, Arsenal is paying tribute to the multi-award-winning auteur with a retrospective compiled of 12 feature films made between 1992 and 2015.

september 2017, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour – 
Close-up: The Face

Faces look at you — everywhere! Visual communication would lack a pivotal element without the representation of human physiognomy. The development of the depiction of facial images in the 20th century would be inconceivable without cinema and the possibilities of close-up. The versatility of the filmic depiction of the face — from the perfectly lit, subjectivizing, and identity-shaping shots of a star's gaze to the de-individualized motif "face" - is the focus of the Magical History Tour in September.

september 2017, berlinale forum

Cinema Release "In the Last Days of the City"

On September 7, arsenal distribution is releasing IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY (AKHER AYAM EL MADINA) by Tamer El Said in collaboration with Wolf. The film, which received its world premiere in the 2016 Forum programme and won the Caligari award, has been playing at numerous international film festivals since. It tells of Khalid who wanders through Cairo in search of ideas for a film, as the city and his private life seem to be falling apart in equal measure. Memories of better times and conversations with friends intertwine in this homage to a metropolis on the brink.

 

September '17
arsenal cinema: la > x

10:15 am Cinema 1


Untitled (the Great Society) II

Farocki

Junior War

Hit Wave

Spiral of Time Documentary FilmUntil, Until, Until...

Baldessari sings LeWitt

() Parenthesis

Los Angeles

Welcoming address and opening of the festival: Marc Glöde
10.30: Untitled (the Great Society) II Rodney McMillian 2006 3 min
Preacher Man Rodney McMillian 2015 6 min
Untitled  (Sheet Performance) Rodney McMillian 2005 4 min
A Song For Nat Rodney McMillian 2012 6 min
Untitled  (The Great Society) II Rodney McMillian 2006 16 min
A Migration Tale Rodney McMillian 2014–2015 10 min
Courtesy by Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects
11.30: Farocki James Benning 2014 77 min
Courtesy by Neugerriemschneider
13.00: A Family Finds Entertainment Ryan Trecartin 2004 40 min
Junior War
Ryan Trecartin 2013 25 min
Courtesy by Regen Projects, Los Angeles, and Sprüth Magers
14.30: Hit Wave Alex Hubbard 2012 5 min
Courtesy by Galerie Neu
Federal Building
Julie Becker 2002 29 min
Courtesy by Estate and Greene Naftali, New York
New Wave Theatre With Peter Ivers Vol. 1
Peter Ivers 1982 28 min
15.30: Rainbow Party on 70mm Film Jennifer West 2008 1 min
A 70mm Film Wearing Thick Heavy Black Liquid Eyeliner that Gets Smeary
Jennifer West 2008 1 min
Salt Crystals Spiral Jetty Dead Sea Five Year Film
Jennifer West 2013 1 min
Spiral of Time Documentary Film
Jennifer West 2013 9 min
Pink Beach Red Desert Dream Sand Film
Jennifer West 2017 4 min
Film Title Poem (Special short version)
Jennifer West 2016 35 min
Courtesy by Marc Foxx
Jennifer West in person
16.30: Until, Until, Until... Edgar Arceneaux 2015 30 min
Courtesy bySusanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects
Edgar Arceneaux in person
17.30:  Statements and projections – Talk: 50 Jahre Partner Cities Berlin / LA
18.15: Baldessari sings LeWitt John Baldessari 1972 13 min
Courtesy bySprüth Magers
18.45: () Parenthesis Morgan Fisher 2003 21 min
Picture and Sound Rushes
Morgan Fisher 1973 11 min
() Parenthesis
Morgan Fisher 2003 21 min
Courtesy by Buchholz
Morgan Fisher in person
19.45: Statements and projections – Artist talk: "What is political?"
20.30: Los Angeles Sarah Morris 2004 27 min
Courtesy by Capitain Petzel
21.00: Concert: Stephen Prina
Free admission

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Close-up: The Face

07:30 pm Cinema 2


The Scarlet Empress

*The Scarlet Empress Josef von Sternberg USA 1934
With Marlene Dietrich
35 mm OV 110 min