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: KinoPolska

07:30 pm Cinema 2

Domino Effekt

Domino Effekt Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski Poland/Germany 2014
BluRay OV/GeS 76 min

Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski in person
arsenal cinema: Black Waves, Red Horizons – New Yugoslav Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Kad budem mrtav i beo

Na objedu

Lecture by Gal Kirn (film scholar and political scientist, Berlin):
"Kad budem mrtav i beo as politico-aesthetical intervention into the class character of
self-managed socialism" (in English)
8.30pm: Kad budem mrtav i beo When I am Dead and Pale
Živojin Pavlović JUG 1967 35 mm OV/EnS 79 min