November 2017, arsenal cinema

Serial Germany

Due the impression made by the much invoked "golden age" of US pay television, the necessary renewal of the German television series has been the subject of considerable discussion over the last years. Today, seven years after Dominik Graf’s milestone "Im Angesicht des Verbrechens" (2010), a new generation of German television series makers is at work, most of whom with make clear reference to the American model. With Serial Germany, the dffb and their post-graduate program Serial Eyes is seeking to enter into conversation with those working in current productions. The questions here include production conditions, the role of the “American model”, but also what serial narration means in both aesthetic and social terms. We are expecting guests Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries, Uli Hanisch, Marvin Kren, Hanno Hackfort, Richard Kropf, Bob Konrad, Christian Schwochow, Oliver Kienle, Jana Burbach, Jan Galli, Jan Bonny, Alex Wissel, and Hans-Christian Schmid. Individual episodes from different series will be shown to accompany the program (ch) (10.–12.11.)

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (3)

07:00 pm Cinema 1

Ein Tag im Leben der Endverbraucher

Die Umschulung

*Ein Tag im Leben der Endverbraucher
A Day in the Life of a Consumer Germany 1993
DCP OV/EnS 44 min
Die Umschulung RetrainingGermany 1994
Digital file OV/EnS 44 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Painting in Motion

07:15 pm Cinema 2

Die Straße

*Die Straße Karl Grune Germany 1923
35 mm 100 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: Gadalla Gubara

09:00 pm Cinema 1


*Tajouje Gadalla Gubara Sudan 1979
DCP OV/EnS 92 min

Sara Gubara in person
arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (3)

09:15 pm Cinema 2

Die führende Rolle

Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik

*Die führende Rolle The Leading Role Germany 1994
DCP OV/EnS 35 min
*Arbeiter verlassen die Fabrik Workers Leaving the Factory Germany 1995
DCP English OV 36 min