June 2012, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation presents

In June, Ralf Schenk presents the latest book in the DEFA Foundation series, "Cui bono, Fred Gehler? – Texte und Kritiken aus fünf Jahrzehnten" (Publisher: Ralf Schenk). Fred Gehler has been writing about film history since the end of the 1950s and his reviews have earned him a highly-valued reputation among cineastes. For his 75th birthday, the DEFA Foundation is publishing a selection of the best written texts: A journey through the history of the DEFA as well as through international, especially Soviet, Polish and Hungarian, film.

Two film essays by Fred Gehler about the directors Conrad Veidt and Gerhard Klein will also be presented: CONRAD VEIDT – EIN SPIEGELMENSCH (Germany 1992) and DER LIEBE GOTT IN BERLIN. GERHARD KLEIN 1920 – 1970(Germany 1997). Afterwards, at Fred Gehler's request, DIE RUSSEN KOMMEN (The Russians are Coming, Heiner Carow, DDR 1968/87) about the last days of the war in a village on the German Baltic coast will be screened. (4.6., Fred Gehler will be our guest)

arsenal cinema: Cinema for children and youths

04:00 pm Cinema 1


The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator Charles Chaplin USA 1940

With Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard 35 mm OV/GeS 126 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Shadows, ghosts and doppelgängers

07:00 pm Cinema 2


The Halfmoon Files

The Halfmoon Files Philip Scheffner Germany 2007 Beta SP OV/GeS 87 min

arsenal cinema: The Archers: Films by Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Black Narcissus

Black Narcissus UK 1947

35 mm OV 100 min

Introduced by Gerhard Midding