December 2013, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers' Choice


The black sun in the depth of winter – mushrooms lighten the soul: for the third year in a row, we are celebrating the short form on the shortest day of the year. More information can be found at And as it’s soon Christmas: a contemplative journey. Georges Méliès begins the circular dance of transformation. Peter Weiss then enters into the sort of extravagance and feelings that longer require words and have seldom been visually translated in such a complex manner as at a time when all cinematic thought concerned the image itself. The spiritual also meets the more tangible here: a couple having arguments or also a cacophony. Tina turns around and Marie Menkens takes us off into color. Mushrooms in our mouths! Romeo Grünfelder gets a woman to enter the water and the flight of the starlings is a reference to what is coming. And with or without biscuits – there’ll be wine and the evening can get going. (mmh) (21.12.)

arsenal cinema: EXPOSED. Self-Portaits by Women

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe




Chinese Whispers

Phantom Rhapsody

Solo mit Chor

Gently Down the Stream

Aus nahen und fernen Gärten


Program 1: Me is me is me is me: miMEsis
Réponse de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe Agnès Varda France 1975 16 mm 7 min
Fountain Patty Chang USA 1999 DVD 5 min
Aujourd'hui Pipilotti Rist Switzerland 1999 DigiBeta 9 min
X-Tracts Leslie Thornton USA 1975 Blu-ray 8 min
Chinese Whispers Maria Vedder Germany 2013 Quick Time 11 min
Phantom Rhapsody Sarah Pucill UK 2010 16 mm 19 min
Solo mit Chor Karø Goldt Austria/Germany 2004 BetaSP 6 min
Gently Down the Stream Su Friedrich USA 1981 16 mm 13 min
Aus nahen und fernen Gärten Chantal Michel Switzerland 1998 DVD 3 min
Kumano Mariko Mori Japan 1997/98 DVD 8 min

Introduced by Maria Morata
arsenal cinema: Retrospective Howard Hawks

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings USA 1939
With Cary Grant, Jean Arthur,
Richard Barthelmess, Rita Hayworth
35 mm OV/GeS 121 min