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: Magical History Tour - City Symphonies

07:30 pm Cinema 1


The Little Fugitive

The Little Fugitive Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin USA 1953 35 mm OV 80 min

arsenal cinema: Working environments in film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Die wundersame Welt der Waschkraft

Die wundersame Welt der Waschkraft The Wondrous World of Laundry

Hans-Christian Schmid Germany 2009 35 mm OV/GeS 97 min

Hans-Christian Schmid in conversation with Erik Porath