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: The DEFA Foundation Presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Ernst Thälmann – Sohn seiner Klasse

Ernst Thälmann – Sohn seiner Klasse Kurt Maetzig GDR 1954
35 mm 126 min

Introduced by Detlef Kannapin
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – The Voice, Language and Speaking in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard Billy Wilder USA 1950
With Gloria Swanson, William Holden,
Erich von Stroheim, Buster Keaton
DCP OV 110 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Ernst Thälmann – Führer seiner Klasse

Ernst Thälmann – Führer seiner Klasse
Kurt Maetzig GDR 1955 35 mm 139 min