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: The DEFA Foundation presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Der schweigende Stern

Der schweigende Stern Kurt Maetzig GDR/Poland 1959
35 mm 94 min

Introduced by Detlef Kannapin
arsenal cinema: Black Waves, Red Horizons – New Yugoslav Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Čovek nije tica

Čovek nije tica Man is Not a Bird
Dušan Makavejev JUG 1965
35mm OV/EnS 81 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Im Staub der Sterne

Im Staub der Sterne Gottfried Kolditz GDR 1976
35 mm 99 min