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: Two Become One

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Banshun Late Spring

Ozu Yasujiro Japan 1949 With Hara Setsuko, Ryu Chishu 35 mm OV/GeS 105 min

arsenal cinema: New Greek Cinema

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Hand Over Cinema – 19 "handgemachte" Super8- und 16mm-Kurzfilme aus und über Athen

LabA (Laboratory Athens) and LaborBerlin present:

Hand Over Cinema – 18 "hand made" Super8- and 16mm short films from and about Athens:

Generationen – Tochter, Mutter, Großmutter Matthias Fritsch 16 mm Loop bis 5 min & Film 3 min

A / M Philip Widmann 16 mm 3 min

Women From Kefallinias Street Sarita Matijevic Super 8 6 min

Sunday Morning Alexandros Kontos Super 8 4 min

Speak Now Omar Robert Hamilton 16 mm 2 min

At the End of the Night Michel Balagué 16 mm 4 min

Diving Film Natasa Efstathiadi 16 mm 3 min

Austerity Measures Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russel 16 mm 8 min

Ohne Titel Maria Kourkouta 16 mm 4 min

Ohne Titel Nikolas Strouggof Super 8 3 min 111111111111 Yannis Yaxas 16 mm 3 min

Blitzen#1 Clara Bausch Super 8 4 min

Athenas Kostas Chritis Super 8 3 min

Ohne Titel Marina Gioti 16 mm 2 min

Amor Fati Ioulia Mermigka Super 8 OmU 9 min

Ohne Titel Erica Scourti Super 8 4 min

Requiem For A Merchant Katerina Evangelakou Super 8 3 min

Vocals: Rinnat Moriah

Peter Gotthardt on grand piano
Vassily Bourikas (curator), Katerina Evangelakou, Alexandros Kontos, Yannis Yaxas from Athens and Clara Bausch, Guillaume Cailleau, Matthias Fritsch, Philip Widmann from Berlin in person