January 2018, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation presents

THE TIME IS NOW, 1987 (©DEFA-Stiftung, Wolfgang Dietzel)

Carte blanche to Erika Richter: The anniversary publication to pay tribute to the dramaturg and film publicist Erika Richter is called "Liebe zum Kino "(A love of cinema). During our film evening to celebrate Richter’s 80th birthday, we will gladly fulfill her wish to see two of her favorite films again. The essayistic documentary THE TIME IS NOW (Eduard Schreiber, GDR 1987) follows the traces of critical reflection: Between the two questions of what a human is and what peace is, it creates a space for the words and memories of unusual interview partners. FARIAHO …!(Roland Gräf, GDR 1983) is about an old, itinerant puppeteer accompanied by some youths, as well as by his past. The journey becomes a conflictual debate with his own ideas, but also with GDR society after the war. Erika Richter was dramaturg for the second film, while her partner Rolf Richter worked on the first film’s screenplay. (rp) (8.1.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Improvisation in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Der Ruf der Sibylla – Reloaded

*Der Ruf der Sibylla – Reloaded Clemens Klopfenstein
Switzerland 1985 With Christine Lauterburg, Max Rüdlinger
DCP OV/GeS 113 min

arsenal cinema: Unknown Pleasures #9
 – American Independent Film Fest

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Princess Cyd

Princess Cyd Stephen Cone USA 2017
With Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick
DCP OV 96 min

Opening Stephen Cone in person
arsenal cinema: Vaginal Davis presents Rising Stars, Falling Stars – Sweet 16 mm Never Been Kissed

08:00 pm


Every Day's a Holiday

*Every Day’s a Holiday A. Edward Sutherland USA 1937
With Mae West, Louis Armstrong 16 mm OV 83 min

Presented by Vaginal Davis at silent green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstraße 35, Berlin-Wedding Admission: 10 €, for members: 7,50 €, advance sale at Arsenal