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: Blaxploitation - 12 Black Action Films 1970–74

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Cleopatra Jones

Cleopatra Jones Jack Starrett USA 1973 With Tamara Dobson 35 mm OV/GeS 89 min

arsenal cinema: Heinz Emigholz: The Architecture Films

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Parabeton – Pier Luigi Nervi und römischer Beton

Parabeton – Pier Luigi Nervi und römischer Beton Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete Decampment of Modernism - Part I / Photography and beyond – Part 19

Germany 2012 DCP 100 min

Heinz Emigholz in person
arsenal cinema: Blaxploitation - 12 Black Action Films 1970–74

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Coffy

Coffy Jack Hill USA 1973 With Pam Grier

35 mm OV/GeS 90 min