September 2015, arsenal cinema

Berlin Premier: KURZE ECKE


Sunday in a Hamburg pub. The fact that it's election day is only alluded to casually. There are soccer pennants and old photos on the walls. The punters drink, smoke, chat, do puzzles and play cards. Even the second-to-last loser wins a prize. They are mostly regulars, workers, former seafarers and pensioners - the average age is well above 50. The landlady took over the bar 25 years ago after her husband died. Now, it's in the gentrified district of Großneumarkt - how long will it survive? At a time when traditional pubs are disappearing from the urban landscape, in KURZE ECKE (G 2014) Bernd Schoch spends a whole day observing the bar, its customers and what is happening. A document of a social environment emerges from the banter, the stories and the emphatic black-and-white shots of faces, as well as of a place whose value as a social meeting point and second living room should not be underestimated. (bik) (1.9.)

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Jeder ein Berliner Kindl

Was ich von Maria weiß

Der wunderbare Mandarin

Schöne gelbe Farbe

*Jeder ein Berliner Kindl Harun Farocki FRG 1966 Digital file 4 min
*Was ich von Maria weiß Gisela Tuchtenhagen FRG 1972 16 mm 19 min
*Der wunderbare Mandarin Harry Rag FRG 1985–87 16 mm 21 min
*Schöne gelbe Farbe Angela Schanelec Germany 1991 16 mm 5 min
and surprise films

Introduced by Madeleine Bernstorff, Ralph Eue, Michael Baute
arsenal cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Chinesisches Roulette

Chinesisches Roulette Chinese Roulette Rainer Werner Fassbinder
FRG 1976 With Margit Carstensen, Anna Karina
DCP OV/EnS 86 min

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek Film Archive

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Der Mann aus dem Osten

*Der Mann aus dem Osten Christoph Willems Germany 1990
16 mm 57 min

Christoph Willems in person