June 2012, arsenal cinema

UdK-Seminar: Multistable filmmaking

Sometimes dreams feature undreamed of possibilities that cannot be realized in real life - people or objects cannot disappear from one moment to the next or fall from the sky, for example. Filmmakers were quick to realize that their medium could trigger similar effects in their audiences as dreams. Moreover, they noticed early on that film technology could be used in such a way that situations which before people only knew from dreams could suddenly be re-enacted. Despite the advances of the cinema, the illusion machine, independent filmmakers have continued to shoot like the magicians of early cinema, focusing on the qualities that revealed themselves at the very beginning: The filmed reality, like a dream, of one moment to the next as expansion, as "a better form of communication", as a suggestion for envisioning and visualizing reality. (Kerstin Cmelka)(4.6.)

arsenal cinema: UdK-Seminar: Multistable filmmaking

05:00 pm Cinema 2


Grandma Threading Her Needle

The Evil Faerie

Le rêve du maître du ballet

Meshes of the Afternoon

The Teddy Bears

Institutional Quality

Grandma Threading Her Needle George Albert Smith UK 1900 16 mm without dialogue 1 min

The Evil Faerie George Landow USA 1966 16 mm without dialogue 1 min

Le rêve du maître du ballet Georges Méliès France 1903 16 mm without dialogue 2min

Meshes of the Afternoon Maya Deren USA 1943 16 mm OV 12 min

The Teddy Bears Edwin S. Porter USA 1907 16 mm without dialogue 13 min

Institutional Quality George Landow USA 1969 16 mm OV 5 min

Introduced by Kerstin Cmelka
arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Der liebe Gott in Berlin. Gerhard Klein 1920–1970

Der liebe Gott in Berlin. Gerhard Klein 1920–1970

Fred Gehler, Ulrich Kasten Germany 1997 DigiBeta GV 45 min

Fred Gehler in person
arsenal cinema: Trinh T. Minh-ha is our guest

08:00 pm Cinema 1


A Tale of Love

A Tale of Love 1994 35 mm OV/GeS 107 min

Followed by conversation with Trinh T. Minh-ha moderated by Marc Siegel
arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Russen kommen

Die Russen kommen Heiner Carow GDR 1968/87 35 mm GV 97 min