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: The Face as an Event

07:00 pm Cinema 2

The Elephant Man

The Elephant Man David Lynch USA 1980

35 mm OV 123 min

Introduced by Uta Kornmeier
arsenal cinema: 50 Years of the Oberhausen Manifesto

07:15 pm Cinema 1

Schonzeit für Füchse

*Schonzeit für Füchse Peter Schamoni BRD 1966

35 mm GV 92 min

arsenal cinema: 50 Years of the Oberhausen Manifesto

09:00 pm Cinema 1

Abschied von gestern

Abschied von gestern Alexander Kluge West Germany 1966

35 mm GV 88 min