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: Retrospective Pietro Germi

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Alfredo, Alfredo

Alfredo, Alfredo Italy/France 1972
With Dustin Hoffman, Stefania Sandrelli, Saro Urzì
35 mm OV/EnS 107 min

arsenal cinema: Technologies of Violence

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Symbolic Threats

Black Transparency

Fragments on Machines

Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains

Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black

Stopover in Dubai

Hyperoptics: Visibiltiy or invisibility
Symbolic Threats Matthias Wermke, Lutz Henke, Mischa Leinkauf
Germany 2015 Digital file English OV 15 min
Black Transparency Metahaven NL 2013 Digital file English OV 14 min
Fragments on Machines Emma Charles UK 2013 Digital file OV 15 min
Road Trip to the Dutch Mountains Michiel van Bakel NL 2015 Digital file OV 3 min
Land of Desire – Happy is the New Black
Donna Verheijden NL 2016 Digital file OV/EnS 18 min
Stopover in Dubai Chris Marker F 2011 Digital file OV/EnS 27 min

Introduced by Maria Morata