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 Naked City

The Naked City Jules Dassin USA 1947 35 mm OV 95 min

arsenal cinema: IntroSpective Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano are our guests

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Carmelita Gets the Spirit

Loisaida Lusts

Jack Smith in the Silence of Marcel Duchamp

Joint Program Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes:

Carmelita Gets the Spirit from play Candela 1988 16 mm 5 min

Loisaida Lusts 1985 16 mm 28 min

Jack Smith in the Silence of Marcel Duchamp 2010 Mini DV 17 min

Panel with all guests