April 2018, arsenal cinema

Living Archive Residents


This month, we are welcoming the current Living Archive residents to Arsenal: the filmmaker Anna Azevedo (Rio de Janeiro) and the filmmaker and archivist Leandro Listorti (Buenos Aires).  The  two will present a program consisting of films made by them and others from the Arsenal archive. Azevedo’s documentary DREŽNICA (Brazil, 2008) was compiled with amateur Super 8 images from the 1970s and describes a lyric journey through the images and dreams of blind people. “Drežnica” is a place where snow meets the sea, where the days are full of stars and the nights flooded with sunlight. It can only be “seen” by people who cannot see. VACANCY (G,1998) is a draft for a utopian city, a place abandoned by its inhabitants, a museum kept alive only for its watchmen. Matthias Müller interweaves his own footage with extracts from amateur films and features filmed in Brasilia. Leandro Listorti will present the collaborative film project SUCESOS INTERVENIDOS (Argentina 2014). The archive of the “Sucesos Argentinos”, a weekly newsreel that was screened in the cinemas from 1938 to 1972, is housed in the Pablo C. Ducrós Hicken Film Museum in Buenos Aires. To underscore the urgency of digitalizing the archive, the museum invited filmmakers to produce new works on the basis of the newsreels. The Living Archive residency was founded in conjunction with the Goethe Institute in 2011. (mr) (8.4.)

arsenal cinema: The Professional – Michael Mann Retrospective

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Thief USA 1981
With James Caan, James Belushi
35 mm OV/GeS 123 min

arsenal cinema: The Professional – Michael Mann Retrospective

09:30 pm Cinema 1


Manhunter USA 1986
With William Petersen, Brian Cox
35 mm OV with German and Swedisch ST 120 min