June 2018, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation presents: DEFA Digital - fresh colors for films from the 1980s

ICH LIEBE DICH – APRIL! APRIL!, 1987

Color grading poses a particular challenge in the digital restoration of analogue films. What criteria exist when the original lighting and colors have to be maintained or re-created? What has to be taken into account when an analogue print is turned into a digital reproduction? These questions will accompany this film evening which features two premieres of digital restorations: In JADUP UND BOEL (Rainer Simon, GDR 1981, premiered 1988) a small town mayor is reminded of an early love of his whom he abandoned and forced to examine critically not only his political attitudes but his private life as well. In the comedy ICH LIEBE DICH – APRIL! APRIL! (Iris Gusner, GDR 1987), the student Caroline deliberates how to confess to her mother, a successful and divorced lawyer, that she secretly married Tom. (jh) (4.6.)

 

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