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: Asynchronous: 
Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust from the Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art Collection

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Der letzte Jude von Drohobytsch

*Der letzte Jude von Drohobytsch
Paul Rosdy A 2011 DCP OV/GeS 94 min

Opening address: Dr. Marion Bleß (Board of directors Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin), Tim Renner (Permanent Secretary for Cultural Affairs in Berlin) and Stefanie Schulte Strathaus (Board of directors Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst)
Filmmaker Paul Rosdy in person
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Improvisation in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Shadows John Cassavetes USA 1959
With Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd
35 mm OV/GeS 87 min