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: Seminar Events

05:00 pm Kino 2

End After 9

Negative Man

Free Radicals

Cameras Take Five

Film No. 3 (Interwoven)

Eye Myth Educational


Blutrausch – Bloodlust


Girl from Moush



To the Beat

Angel Recovered

China Girl


End After 9 George Maciunas 1966 16 mm 1 min

Negative Man Cathy Joritz 1985 16 mm 2 min

Free Radicals Len Lye 1958 16 mm 5 min

Cameras Take Five Steven Woloshen 2003 35 mm 3 min

Film No. 3 (Interwoven) Harry Smith 1947–49 35 mm 3 min

Eye Myth Educational Stan Brakhage 1972 16 mm 2 min

Chicago Jürgen Reble 1996 16 mm 12 min Blutrausch – Bloodlust Torsten Fleisch 2000

16 mm 4 min

Capsicum Deborah Phillips 2008 16 mm 11 min

Girl from Moush Gariné Torossian 1993 16 mm 5 min Kröten Milena Gierke 1997 S8 6 min

Fuses Carolee Schneemann 1965–68 16 mm 22 min To the Beat Thad Povey 2006 16 mm 7 min

Angel Recovered Ian Helliwell 2003 Beta SP 3 min China Girl Cécile Fontaine 2010 HDV 6 min

Weissfilm Birgit und Wilhelm Hein 1977 16 mm 5 min

[Translate to english:] Einführung: Björn Speidel
arsenal cinema: Reason Over Passion. Joyce Wieland: A Retrospective with Presentations and Discussions

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Pierre Vallières


A & B in Ontario

Birds at Sunrise

Shorts 1972–85:

Pierre Vallières, Solidarity, A & B in Ontario, Birds at Sunrise 16 mm approx. 70 min

Lecture by Madeleine Bernstorff: "the bodily in/visible" and panel discussion with all guests
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Two Become One

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Ginger e Fred

*Ginger e Fred Ginger and Fred Federico Fellini

Italy/France/FRG 1985 With Giulietta Masina, Marcello Mastroianni 35 mm OV/GeS 126 min