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

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Jadup und Boel

Jadup und Boel Rainer Simon GDR 1981
DCP 103 min

Christine Hiam in conversation with René Pikarski
arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Shanghai Express

Shanghai Express Josef von Sternberg
USA 1932 With Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
35 mm OV/GeS 82 min
35 mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive

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

09:30 pm Cinema 2


Ich liebe dich – April! April!

Ich liebe dich – April! April! Iris Gusner
GDR 1987 DCP 86 min