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: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

02:00 pm Kino 1

Kolloquium der Deutschen Kinemathek

Begrüßung durch Rainer Rother, Künstlerischer Direktor der Deutschen Kinemathek

14.15: Avantgarde im Archiv?: Podiumsgespräch mit Daniel Meiller (Deutsche Kinemathek), Simona Monizza (EYE Film Institut), Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst) und Mark Toscano (Academy Archive)

Moderation: Martin Koerber (in englischer und deutscher Sprache)

15.30: Homeless Films Demand Special Care – Ein sicherer Hafen für heimatlose Filme (Daniel Meiller, Deutsche Kinemathek, Berlin)

arsenal cinema: Deutsche Kinemathek colloquium: Avant-garde in the archive?!

06:00 pm Cinema 2

Going Underground I

Going Underground I: Avant-garde films from the Deutschen Kinemathek, Berlin

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Let My People Go!

Let My People Go! Mikael Buch France 2011 Blu-ray OV/GeS 87 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

08:00 pm Cinema 2

My Winnipeg

My Winnipeg Guy Maddin

Canada 2007 35 mm OV/GeS 80 min

arsenal cinema: 18. Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam

09:00 pm Cinema 1


The Honeymoon Suite

Taliya.Date.Com Taliya Finkel Israel 2011 DigiBeta OV/GeS 54 min

Showing first: The Honeymoon Suite Sam Leifer UK 2010 HDCam OV 10 min

Taliya Finkel in person