January 2017, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ – BILDER EINES LEBENS, 1986, ©DEFA-Stiftung/Norbert Kuhroeber

The DEFA Foundation's film evening will be devoted to the composer Peter Gotthardt, who in a career spanning more than half a century wrote not only countless compositions for the DEFA, but also for West German films. In this program of short films, we will be showing three examples of documentary films that Gotthardt composed for. In Women Students – Impressions from a Technical College (1965), Winfried Junge looks into the question of why so few women decide to study at technical colleges. ABLINGA (Dagnija Osite-Krüger, East Germany 1977) reports on a village in Lithuania that was destroyed in World War II. AVE (Germany 1991) is Peter Gotthardt's cinematic reaction to the First Gulf War. … THINK ABOUT THE END (Lothar Friedrich, East Germany 1981) and the fairy-tale film THE STOLEN FACE (Lothar Barke, East Germany 1979) were produced in the DEFA animation studios. The feature film KÄTHE KOLLWITZ – IMAGES OF A LIFE (Ralf Kirsten, East Germany 1986) depicts the important events in the life of the painter, played by Jutta Wachowiak. (jh) (9.1.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Studentinnen – Eindrücke von einer Technischen Hochschule

Ablinga

Das gestohlene Gesicht

… und bedenkt das Ende

AVE

Studentinnen – Eindrücke von einer Technischen Hochschule
Winfried Junge GDR 1965 35 mm 25 min
Ablinga Dagnija Osite-Krüger GDR 1977 35 mm 13 min
Das gestohlene Gesicht Lothar Barke GDR 1979 35 mm 33 min
… und bedenkt das Ende Lothar Friedrich GDR 1981 35 mm 10 min
AVE Peter Gotthardt Germany 1991 35 mm 9 min

Peter Gotthardt in person, Moderated by Klaus-Dieter Felsmann
arsenal cinema: Frank Capra Retrospective (2)

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Why We Fight 2: The Nazis Strike

Your Job in Germany

Why We Fight 2: The Nazis Strike
Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak USA 1943 35 mm OV 41 min
From the collection of the Austrian Film Museum
Your Job in Germany USA 1945 35 mm OV 13 min

Introduced by Fabian Tietke
arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Käthe Kollwitz – Bilder eines Lebens

Käthe Kollwitz – Bilder eines Lebens Ralf Kirsten GDR 1986
35 mm 95 min

Peter Gotthardt in person, Moderated by Klaus-Dieter Felsmann