september 2020, arsenal cinema

The Professional – Michael Mann Retrospective

The author, director and producer Michael Mann (*1943) is one of the most outstanding US filmmakers of our time. Over the past four decades, he has set new standards in genre cinema with his artistic expression and precise craft. His visually ambitious films, often made in collaboration with the cameraman Dante Spinotti, are characterized by a joyful enthusiasm for movement, an exposed dramaturgy of colors and a particular feel for music. Because of his intensive preparatory work, meticulous research and perfectionism, Mann has frequently been compared to Stanley Kubrick. A central theme of his work is professional ethos; and the definition of people through their jobs, the relationship between work and morals, between work and masculinity, as well as solitude and loneliness, are recurring motifs Arsenal is showing all 12 of Mann's films.

september 2020, arsenal cinema

11. ALFILM – Arab Film Festival Berlin – 
Nomad Edition

Five months later than scheduled, the 11th ALFILM will finally pick up speed again in September – albeit with a changed route and under ongoing pandemic conditions. ALFILM will be travelling light, as a condensed nomadic edition, going from one venue to the next, and as always stopping off at Arsenal. The “Official Selection” films chosen for this special edition tell stories of life (and survival), of people appropriating their own narrative and of the magic of the moving image. A special role is played by women, who are particularly vulnerable in situations of emergency, but also capable of remarkable resilience. This year’s “Spotlight” series, “Resistance is Female,” highlights “female perspectives on war, conflict and other societal states of emergency with films from Syria, Iraq, and Algeria.” Some screenings will be followed by Skype talks with the directors.

june 2020, arsenal cinema

Online Tickets

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