October 2017, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers' Choice – Odyssey and Cosmic Resonance


We are repeating the program for June that had to be cancelled due to technical problems. In Luc Moullet's La CABALE DES OURSINS (France 1992), abandoned strip mines appear next to volcanoes and pyramids. The director-cum-pataphysical cartographer creates a wasteland of the secret paths through his childhood memories. Opinions as to what is considered a historical monument, a magnificent natural landscape or industrial waste vary. I'm interested in the moment when the shift occurs, the "in-between" and its emotional consequences. CORPUS CALLOSUM (Michael Snow, Canada 2001) combines the realism of a normal metamorphosis in credible "real" inner spaces with "impossible" changes of form. In both films, the shift is a physical place, a fissure: a place of entrancement. Both films take the viewers to the equilibrium point between shifting modes of perception. (ld) (16.10., presented by Lucile Desamory)

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting: Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s film archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Lebensgeschichte des Bergarbeiters Alphons S.

*Lebensgeschichte des Bergarbeiters Alphons S. Parts 1, 5, 8
Christoph Hübner, Gabriele Voss FRG 1978 DCP 95 min

Christian Hübner in person
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath John Ford USA 1940
With Henry Fonda
DCP OV 129 min