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: "Heroes" Children's Exhibition

04:00 pm Cinema 2


Vorstadtkrokodile

Vorstadtkrokodile Wolfgang Becker FRG 1977 From 6 years DigiBeta GV 88 min

arsenal cinema: Living Archive

04:15 pm Cinema 1


Zu früh, zu spät

Zu früh, zu spät Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub France/Egypt 1980 16 mm GV 104 min

Followed by a discussion with Ala Younis and Tobias Hering
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - No Man's Lands and Shady Underbellies in Film

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Die 3-Groschen-Oper

Die 3-Groschen-Oper The Threepenny Opera G.W. Pabst Germany 1931

With Rudolf Forster, Reinhold Schünzel, Fritz Rasp, Lotte Lenya 35 mm GV 112 min

arsenal cinema: Heinz Emigholz: The Architecture Films

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Eine Serie von Gedanken

Eine Serie von Gedanken A Series of Thoughts Miscellanea IV–VII, Photography and beyond – 15–18 Germany 1986–2012 HDCam 91 min