May 2017, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek's Film Archive

BERLIN, 2. JUNI 67, 1967

On June 2, 1967, student Benno Ohnesorg was shot dead by a police officer at a demonstration against the Persian Shah’s visit. The incident politicized and radicalized many young people. “1968” is seen as a synonym for this movement, which was railed against the unbroken Nazi continuities in politics and economics, against the aggressive military policy of the USA, and against the media as the allies of repression. BERLIN, 2. JUNI 67 (Thomas Giefer, Rüdiger Minow, West Germany 1967) is a unique document of the events and the reaction to Ohnesorg’s murder. IHRE ZEITUNGEN (Harun Farocki, West Germany 1968) reflects an attempt to use film as a means of informing and agitating. Both films will be supplemented by documents from the Berlin police history collection and the East German news reel archive. (ah) (29.5.)

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