May 2018, arsenal cinema

Cinepoetics Lecture #6: Erhard Schüttpelz

The longing to invert one-dimensional perspectives on anthropology, is as old as anthropology itself. Among filmmakers it is Jean Rouch who focuses most consequently on the reversion of (post-)colonial interpretations and observations. His improvised works function both as a mixture of jocularity and seriousness, allegory and slapstick. In his presentation “Mai 1968 und die Umkehrung des ethnographischen Blicks”, Erhard Schüttpelz (University of Siegen) examines Jean Rouch’s inversion of (post-)colonial and ethnographic ideas referring to PETIT À PETIT (Rouch, F 1971) – a film introducing us to the concept of a reinterpreted model of anthropology through the eyes of a businessman from Niger. Following the lecture, PETIT À PETIT (Rouch, F 1971) will be screened. (cs/dd) The Cinepoetics Lectures are organized by Cinepoetics—Center for Advanced Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. (28.5.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Stellet Licht

Stellet Licht
Carlos Reygadas Mexico/F/NL/Germany 2007
35 mm OV/GeS 136 min

arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Großstadtschmetterling. Ballade einer Liebe

Großstadtschmetterling. Ballade einer Liebe
Richard Eichberg Germany/UK 1929
With Anna May Wong, Alexander Granach, E. F. Bostwick
35 mm German Intertitles 102 min

Opening Introduced by Yiman Wang, University of California, Santa Cruz Live music by Eunice Martins, Abril Padilla