May 2017, arsenal cinema

Public Screening – 
The Harun Farocki Institute Presents

Already during her studies at the Institut für Filmgestaltung der HfG Ulm, Claudia von Alemann was developing cinematic counter-narratives on the social function of the woman in front of and behind the camera. In ES KOMMT DRAUF AN, SIE ZU VERÄNDERN (West Germany 1973), Alemann goes to women’s places of work at the Adler factory in Frankfurt or at Leitz-Optik in Wetzlar, where she examines and makes visible the different forms of female industrial work: factories and families are places of exploitation, which don’t just have to be interpreted but also changed. Marta Rodríguez and Jorge Silva were making CHIRCALES (1966–1972) at the same time in Colombia, a “cine-sociology” (Julianne Burton) about the Castañeda family, a brick-working family who live on the edge of Bogotá. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Claudia von Alemann. (HaFI) (16.5.)

arsenal cinema: Porous Boundaries: New Paths Through Mexican Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Las letras

Las letras The Letters
Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez Mexico 2015
DCP OV/EnS 77 min

Followed by a conversation with Pablo Chavarría Gutiérrez
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Music in film

08:30 pm Cinema 2


Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese
USA 1976 With Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel
DCP OV/GeS 114 min