June 2018, arsenal cinema

Vaginal Davis Presents Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome

Vaginal Davis

Vaginal Davis is back! Our film archaeologist is returning with a brand new program! Vinegar syndrome (with its strong smell) is the name given to the degradation of film caused by the chemical reaction of cellulose triacetate meeting humidity (this can be observed at the terrarium at the MARS restaurant). But is that all? Or are there other theories linked to the vinegar syndrome that are still to be discovered? Along with Daniel Hendrickson, Ms. Davis will examine the cause and effect of aging processes in many parts of the city. The first edition will take place in the Fichte-Bunker. NB: You need to have Arsenal membership to attend. You can get this from the cinema or at the bunker (Fichtestrasse 6) itself on the evening. If you want to help save other films from succumbing to vinegar syndrome, you can do this by becoming a member of arsenal freundeskreis. (27., 28. & 29.6.)

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