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: Films for Children and Young People

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Der verhexte Scheinwerfer

Der Theaterbesuch

Im Schallplattenladen

Der verhexte Scheinwerfer Carl Lamac Germany 1934 16 mm 21 min

Der Theaterbesuch Joe Stöckel Germany 1934 16 mm 24 min

Im Schallplattenladen Hans H. Zerlett Germany 1934 16 mm 18 min

With Liesl Karlstadt and Karl Valentin From 8 years onward

arsenal cinema: New Greek Cinema

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Hora Proelefsis

Hora Proelefsis Homeland Syllas Tzoumerkas Greece 2011 35 mm OV/EnS 111 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Two Become One

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Cycling the Frame

The Invisible Frame

Cycling the Frame Cynthia Beatt West Germany 1989 DigiBeta 28 min

The Invisible Frame Cynthia Beatt Germany 2009 HD 60 min

arsenal cinema: 50 Years of the Oberhausen Manifesto

09:15 pm Cinema 1


Menschen im Espresso

Bau 60

Na und

Der Stadtstreicher

Short Film Program People and Cities:

*Menschen im Espresso Herbert Vesely 1958 DigiBeta 18 min

*Bau 60 Dieter Lemmel 1961 35 mm 12 min

*Na und Marquard Bohm 1966 35 mm 34 min

Der Stadtstreicher R. W. Fassbinder 1966 35 mm 10 min