June 2012, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation presents

In June, Ralf Schenk presents the latest book in the DEFA Foundation series, "Cui bono, Fred Gehler? – Texte und Kritiken aus fünf Jahrzehnten" (Publisher: Ralf Schenk). Fred Gehler has been writing about film history since the end of the 1950s and his reviews have earned him a highly-valued reputation among cineastes. For his 75th birthday, the DEFA Foundation is publishing a selection of the best written texts: A journey through the history of the DEFA as well as through international, especially Soviet, Polish and Hungarian, film.

Two film essays by Fred Gehler about the directors Conrad Veidt and Gerhard Klein will also be presented: CONRAD VEIDT – EIN SPIEGELMENSCH (Germany 1992) and DER LIEBE GOTT IN BERLIN. GERHARD KLEIN 1920 – 1970(Germany 1997). Afterwards, at Fred Gehler's request, DIE RUSSEN KOMMEN (The Russians are Coming, Heiner Carow, DDR 1968/87) about the last days of the war in a village on the German Baltic coast will be screened. (4.6., Fred Gehler will be our guest)

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