June 2018, arsenal cinema

Guest: DAAD Grantholder Davi Pretto

CASTANHA, 2014

The Brazilian filmmaker Davi Pretto (*1988) is currently the guest of the DAAD's Artists-in-Berlin program. In his two feature-length films, documentary observation, mise-en-scene and fictional elements are connected and in both he works with amateur actors and different guises of genre.  CASTANHA (2014) depicts the actor and transvestite João Carlos Castanha, whose best years are behind him. He lives with his mother on a middle-class estate. In the evenings, he performs in gay bars. Details from his everyday life are juxtaposed with elements of fantasy and the visualization of memories. RIFLE (2016), which is set in the deserted expanses of southern Brazil, borrows from the road movie, western and thriller genres. A taciturn former soldier is employed to protect the estate of a smallholder, resorting to drastic measures when a big agricultural corporation makes a bid to buy the land. (bik) (27. & 28.6.)

 

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