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: Arab Shorts

07:00 pm Cinema 1

My Beloved Homeland

The Shoe

Full Bloom

Remind me to Remember to Forget


Deaf Countries

Program 2009 – Ala Younis: Independent Film in Jordan

My Beloved Homeland Abdallah Kawash Jordan 1964 (trailer) OV/EnS 3 min

The Shoe Mohammad Alloh Jordan 1986 OV/EnS 12 min

Full Bloom Sandra Madi Jordan 2006 OV/EnS 46 min

Remind me to Remember to Forget Oraib Toukan Jordan 2006 OV 3 min

Shawahed Firas Taybeh Jordan 2009 OV/EnS 12 min

Deaf Countries Eyad Hamam Jordan 2009 OV/EnS 2 min

DVD / Blue ray

Ala Younis, Firas Taybeh in person
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - No Man's Lands and Shady Underbellies in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Jenseits der Straße

Jenseits der Straße Harbor Drift Leo Mittler Germany 1929

35 mm 95 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: Arab Shorts

09:00 pm Cinema 1

The Diver

The Shooter

Like Twenty Impossibles

Arafat And I

The Last Station

We Began By Measuring Distance

Program 2009 – Lara Khaldi and Yazan Khalili: Independent Film in Palestine

The Diver Jumana Emil Abboud Palestine 2004 OV 4 min

The Shooter Ihab Jadallah Palestine 2008 OV/EnS 8 min

Like Twenty Impossibles Annemarie Jacir Palestine 2003 OV/EnS 17 min

Arafat And I Mahdi Fliefil Palestine 2007 OV 15 min

The Last Station Ghada Terawi Palestine 2007 OV 7 min

We Began By Measuring Distance Basma Al-Sharif UK/Palestine 2009 OV/EnS 19 min

DVD / Blue ray

Yazan Khalili in person