January 2017, arsenal cinema

Public Screening—the Harun Farocki Institute Presents

DARK SPRING, 1970

Ingemo Engström’s graduation film DARK SPRING (West Germany 1970) was made at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich, where she began studying in 1967. After the premiere at a festival in Mannheim, Uwe Nettelbeck wrote in "Filmkritik": “Films like DARK SPRING […] do not translate into the language of those who immediately think they know what such films are about […] But more, DARK SPRING is the film of a woman and a women’s film in which women say something, namely: how they see things.” Harun Farocki saw the film in 1971 at the Hamburger Filmschau. In the succeeding years, he worked closely with Engström; they made the 1975 film "Erzählen" (Telling) together. We have not yet seen DARK SPRING, which is why we are screening it. (HaFI) (7.1.)

arsenal cinema: Frank Capra Retrospective (2)

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town USA 1936
With Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, George Bancroft, Lionel Stander
35 mm OV/GeS 115 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress

arsenal cinema: Public Screening—the Harun Farocki Institute Presents

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Hurra für Frau E.

Dark Spring

*Hurra für Frau E. Günter Peter Straschek FRG 1967 16 mm 7 min
*Dark Spring Ingemo Engström FRG 1970 16 mm 92 min

Presented by Harun Farocki Institut
arsenal cinema: Frank Capra Retrospective (2)

09:15 pm Cinema 1


Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington USA 1939
With James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold
35 mm OV/GeS 125 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress