September 2011, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents

The DEFA Foundation will be showing documentaries by Richard Cohn-Vossen as part of their monthly film series, one of which is a premiere: the restored version of Cohn-Vossen's banned documentary ARBEITERFAMILIE IN ILMENAU (GDR 1973) which can be seen on the big screen for the first time. The edited, state approved cut of PORZELLINER (Heinz Müller, GDR 1977) will be shown afterwards to provide a direct contrast. The program will be opened by the short documentary NACHTARBEITER (GDR 1973). Richard Cohn-Vossen will be attending the screening to hold a discussion after the film.

In the second part of the evening, additional short documentaries by Cohn-Vossen from 1966–1972 will be shown. (September 5)