May 2018, arsenal cinema

Public Screening – The Harun Farocki Institute Presents

NIGHTSHIFT(1981)by Robina Rose (in collaboration with Nicola Lane) was shot as a low budget film over five nights at the Portobello Hotel in west London, where the filmmakers regularly worked to make ends meet. It was created in parallel to other important projects by British filmmakers of the 70s and early 80s, which explored the work of women in relation to politics, film, desire, and society. Today, the film is largely unknown, although the info-sheet for the 12th International Forum of New Cinema states that it was the “best British film of this edition” of the Edinburgh Film Festival; with filmmaker Jon Jost on the camera, it also entered the American independent film scene. We are showing NIGHTSHIFT together with LARISSA(1980) by Elem Klimow, a cinematic tribute to Larissa Scheptiko, one of the most significant Soviet film directors. (dm) (30.5.)

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

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words

Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words
Yunah Hong USA 2011 With Doan Ly
Digital file OV 60 min

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

08:15 pm Cinema 1


The Toll of the Sea

The Toll of the Sea Chester M. Franklin USA 1922
With Anna May Wong, Kenneth Harlan, Beatrice Bentley
35 mm English Intertitles 55 min
35 mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Eunice Martins on grand piano
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Out of the Past

Out of the Past Jacques Tourneur USA 1947
With Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer
35 mm OV 97 min