February 2017, arsenal cinema

Classics not only for children


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: FU-Lecture Series: Film Studies, The Archive, and Difference

05:00 pm Cinema 2


18.00: *Sweetgrass Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Ilisa Barbash
USA 2009
35 mm OV/GeS 103 min

Lecture by Sabine Nessel: Archiv der anthropologischen Differenz
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Bodies in film

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze
USA 1999 With John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, John Malkovich
DCP OV 113 min

arsenal cinema: Thomas Mauch, Cameraman and filmmaker

08:00 pm Cinema 2

Haben Sie Abitur?

Nicht nichts ohne dich

*Haben Sie Abitur? Ula Stöckl FRG
1967 35 mm 17 min
Nicht nichts ohne dich Pia Frankenberg FRG
1986 35 mm 88 min

 Thomas Mauch, Pia Frankenberg in person