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: Magical History Tour – Two become one

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Werckmeister Harmoniak

*Werckmeister Harmoniak Werckmeister Harmonies
Béla Tarr Hungary 2000
With Lars Rudolph, Peter Fitz, Hanna Schygulla
35 mm OV/GeS 146 min

arsenal cinema: Black Waves, Red Horizons – New Yugoslav Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Po isti poti se ne vraćaj

Specijalni vlakovi

Po isti poti se ne vraćaj Don't Come Back by the Same Way
Jože Babič JUG 1965 35 mm OV/EnS 90 min
Showing first: Specijalni vlakovi Special Trains Krsto Papić JUG 1972
35 mm OV/GeS 15 min
From the archive of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen