June 2012, arsenal cinema

German premiere: ALPI

ALPI, 2011

DCP is not only a new format for cinema films but also a new medium in visual art. We present the German premiere of Armin Linke's ALPI(2011), the result of seven years of research about perceptions of the landscape of the Alps and a journey which took in the eight bordering nations, and even Dubai. The film does not depict the Alps from the point of view of alpine romanticism nor as a source of nature, but firmly grounds them in today's Europe as a hotbed of modernity and its illusions. It is no coincidence that Armin Linke shot the film in analogue 16mm and then transferred it to the DCP format.

"Going to the Alps? Thinking of trekking outdoors? Dreaming of skiing in Switzerland? Watch Armin Linke′s film first. Beware. You will always be inside, deep inside laboratories, factories, ski resorts, or Swiss bunkers hidden in the mountains. Armin Linke has succeeded in doing with film what he has been doing for years with photography: situate the envelopes inside which our existence unfolds. This is the most uncritical film ever made about the utter artificiality of the modern world. But "uncritical" has to be taken just as positively as "artificial." (Bruno Latour, 2011)

Based on a research project of Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke.

We are pleased to welcome Armin Linke, as well as the writer and curator Doreen Mende, to the premiere. (17.6.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Doberaner Jubiläum

Barfuß und ohne Hut

Ribnitz-Damgarten

Der Darß

Heimweh nach Rügen oder "Gestern noch war ich Köchin"

Selliner Fotograf

Drei Perlen

Doberaner Jubiläum Friedrich Rochow GDR 1966 35 mm 17 min

Barfuß und ohne Hut Jürgen Böttcher GDR 1964 35 mm 8 min

Ribnitz-Damgarten Alfons Machalz GDR 1989 DigiBeta 24 min

Der Darß Joop Huisken GDR 1967 35 mm 16 min

Heimweh nach Rügen oder "Gestern noch war ich Köchin" Róza Berger-Fiedler GDR 1977 35 mm 11 min

Selliner Fotograf Heinz Brinkmann GDR 1988 35 mm 11 min

Drei Perlen Gerhard Jentsch GDR 1966 35 mm 22 min

Introduced by Klaus-Dieter Felsmann
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - Sound in Film

08:00 pm Kino 1


The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs Das Schweigen der Lämmer Jonathan Demme USA 1991

Mit Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins 35 mm OF 117 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

09:15 pm Cinema 2


Essay über ein Fischweib oder Min Herzing

Kurt Röver – Schiffbauer

De Goliath und sin Crew

Danz mit mi

Drei Häfen an der Ostsee

Essay über ein Fischweib oder Min Herzing Uwe Belz GDR 1974 35 mm 15 min

Kurt Röver – Schiffbauer Unknown GDR 1982 DigiBeta 21 min

De Goliath und sin Crew Uwe Belz GDR 1984 35 mm 20 min

Danz mit mi Gerhard Jentsch GDR 1956 DigiBeta 21 min

Drei Häfen an der Ostsee Hans Lindemann GDR 1956 35 mm 13 min