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: “it is the present, the present of the past” – Films by Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Steine

*Die Steine Ingo Kratisch, Jutta Sartory
FRG 1985 16 mm 90 min

arsenal cinema: Anna May Wong – Star, Icon, Boundary Breaker

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Song. Die Liebe eines armen Menschenkindes

Song. Die Liebe eines armen Menschenkindes Richard Eichberg
Germany/UK 1928 With Anna May Wong, Heinrich George, Paul Hörbiger
35 mm English Intertitles 100 min

Introduced by Michael Wedel, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf Eunice Martins on grand piano
arsenal cinema: “it is the present, the present of the past” – Films by Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Noch nicht und nicht mehr

*Noch nicht und nicht mehr Ingo Kratisch, Jutta Sartory
Germany 2000 16 mm 92 min