October 2017, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek's Film Archive

DER LETZTE MANN, 1924

DER LETZTE MANN (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Germany 1924) shows the fate of an aging hotel porter at the turn of the 20th century in Berlin, who is demoted and has his uniform and main source of pride taken away from him. Murnau's outstanding silent film drama makes do with just a small number of intertitles, as the "unbridled" camerawork by Karl Freund creates a visual language that reflects the porter's inner life. Giuseppe Becce composed the music played at the world premiere, which has been re-edited for the restoration of the film. In the 20s, Becce wasn't just known as a composer for feature films, but also as the author of the "General Handbook of Film Music", in which he set out standards for the musical accompaniment of silent films. Music scholar Maria Fuchs made the handbook the basis for her investigation of the theory and practice of silent film music and will be presenting this work. (ah) (30.10.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: 
Music, sounds & noises – Sound in Cinema

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Meek’s Cutoff

Meek’s Cutoff Kelly Reichardt USA 2010
With Michelle Williams, Zoe Kazan
35 mm OV/GeS 104 min

arsenal cinema: Youssef Chahine Again and Forever – A retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Bab al-Hadid

*Bab al-Hadid Cairo Station Egypt 1958
With Youssef Chahine, Hind Rostom
35 mm OV/EnS 76 min
Unfortunately the screening of Al Nasser Salah al-din has to be cancelled.
It will be screened on May 2.