February 2017, arsenal cinema

Classics not only for children

WAY OUT WEST, 1937

WAY OUT WEST (James W. Horne, USA 1937). The one-horse town in which Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have to track down the daughter of a gold magnate is located in the deep Wild West. The two have a valuable document in their luggage - the official confirmation that the daughter is the sole heir. With its wealth of fast-paced gags and perfectly timed slapstick numbers, this is a wonderful parody of the Western, which features many of the genre's conventions, such as trigger-happy cowboys, an overcrowded stagecoach and a sandstorm. The traditional vast landscapes are replaced with a provincial crossroads and a water point, which hides its own dangers and depths.   Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy often said later that WAY OUT WEST was their favorite film. Their interpretation of "The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" is one of the most famous scenes in their filmography. (5.2)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Das Beil von Wandsbek

Das Beil von Wandsbek Falk Harnack GDR 1951
DCP | 113 min

Introduced by Melanie Hauth, Ralf Schenk
arsenal cinema: Thomas Mauch, Cameraman and filmmaker

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Frau Blackburn, geb. 5. Jan. 1872, wird gefilmt

Besitzbürgerin, Jahrgang 1908 Alexander Kluge

Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin

*Frau Blackburn, geb. 5. Jan. 1872, wird gefilmt
Alexander Kluge FRG 1967
35 mm 13 min
*Besitzbürgerin, Jahrgang 1908
Alexander Kluge FRG 1973
16 mm 11 min
Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin
Alexander Kluge FRG 1973
DCP 89 min

Thomas Mauch in person
arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents

09:15 pm Cinema 2


Seilergasse 8

Seilergasse 8 Joachim Kunert GDR 1960
DCP 90 min

Introduced by Melanie Hauth, Ralf Schenk