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

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Daughter of Shanghai

Daughter of Shanghai Robert Florey
USA 1937 With Anna May Wong, Philip Ahn, Anthony Quinn
35 mm OV 61 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress

Introduced by Yumin Li, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Stellet Licht

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