July 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutschen Kinemathek’s Film Archive

FUCKING CITY, 1982

FUCKING CITY (Lothar Lambert, West Germany 1982) shows four average people on their increasingly desperate search for sexual and emotional fulfillment in the urban jungle of West Berlin: Helga allows herself to be pushing into having sex with strangers and making private porn films by her husband Rüdiger, as he can now almost only get close to her via the camera. Her gay colleague goes looking for men in the Tiergarten, while his naïve sister who has arrived from the provinces develops erotic interests of her own in turn. Lothar Lambert became one of the key representatives of German underground cinema in the 70s with low budget productions like this one. FUCKING CITY is one of his darkest and most consistent works. To coincide with Lambert’s 75th birthday, the 1981 film will be showing in a digitally restored version for the first time. Guest: Lothar Lambert. (ah)  (29.7.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour 
– Rebels With a Cause

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Los olvidados

Los olvidados
Luis Buñuel Mexico 1950
35 mm OV/EnS 80 min

arsenal cinema: Female Film Noir Pioneers –
 Muriel Box, Edith Carlmar, Bodil Ipsen, Ida Lupino, Wendy Toye

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Street Corner

The Stranger Left No Card

Street Corner Muriel Box UK 1953
35 mm OV 81 min
Showing first: The Stranger Left No Card
Wendy Toye UK 1952 35 mm OV 23 min