June 2012, arsenal cinema

German premiere: ALPI

ALPI, 2011

DCP is not only a new format for cinema films but also a new medium in visual art. We present the German premiere of Armin Linke's ALPI(2011), the result of seven years of research about perceptions of the landscape of the Alps and a journey which took in the eight bordering nations, and even Dubai. The film does not depict the Alps from the point of view of alpine romanticism nor as a source of nature, but firmly grounds them in today's Europe as a hotbed of modernity and its illusions. It is no coincidence that Armin Linke shot the film in analogue 16mm and then transferred it to the DCP format.

"Going to the Alps? Thinking of trekking outdoors? Dreaming of skiing in Switzerland? Watch Armin Linke′s film first. Beware. You will always be inside, deep inside laboratories, factories, ski resorts, or Swiss bunkers hidden in the mountains. Armin Linke has succeeded in doing with film what he has been doing for years with photography: situate the envelopes inside which our existence unfolds. This is the most uncritical film ever made about the utter artificiality of the modern world. But "uncritical" has to be taken just as positively as "artificial." (Bruno Latour, 2011)

Based on a research project of Piero Zanini, Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke.

We are pleased to welcome Armin Linke, as well as the writer and curator Doreen Mende, to the premiere. (17.6.)

arsenal cinema: Classics Not Just for Children

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Two Tars

The Finishing Touch

Big Business

Films with Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy
Two Tars James Parrot USA 1928 16 mm 26 min
The Finishing Touch Clyde Bruckmann USA 1928 16 mm 26 min
Big Business James Wesley Horne USA 1929 16 mm 23 min

Eunice Martins on grand piano
arsenal cinema: Alain Resnais Retrospective

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima mon amour France / Japan 1959
With Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada 35 mm OV/EnS 91 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Rebels with a Cause – Halbstarke at the cinema

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Halbstarken

*Die Halbstarken Teenage Wolfpack Georg Tressler FRG 1956
With Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal 35 mm GV 97 min

arsenal cinema: Alain Resnais Retrospective

09:00 pm Cinema 1


On connaît la chanson

On connaît la chansonSame Old Song France / Switzerland / UK / Italy 1997
With Sabine Azéma, Agnès Jaoui, Jane Birkin 35 mm OV/GeS 120 min