August 2019, arsenal cinema

Public Screening re-selected: Vinegar Surprises

The reason why acetate film material breaks down is “vinegar syndrome”, a chemical decomposition process that cannot be stopped once it’s begun. As prints affected by it are “contagious”, they are isolated and removed from circulation. The archive of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival also houses numerous quarantined film prints of this kind. Four of them will be screened here as a surprise program: CZERWONE I CZARNE by Witold Giersz, CLAY by Eliot Noyes, ČEKAJ Í NA GODOTA by Juraj Jakubisko, and PANC by Sabina Pop. The screening will be followed by a conversation about the tragedy, humour and beauty of transient film prints with Markus Ruff (Arsenal) and Shelly Silver, whose films This Film and Turn are currently being subjected to a controlled vinegar syndrome experiment as part of the Stoffwechsel project. re-selected is a project by the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and Arsenal and, like Stoffwechsel, part of Archive außer sich. (th) (7.8.)

arsenal cinema: Public Screening re-selected: Vinegar Surprises

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Czerwone i czarne

Clay of the Origin of Species

Čekají na Godota


Czerwone i czarne Red and Black Witold Giersz
Poland 1963 35 mm without dialogue 7 min
Clay of the Origin of Species Eliot Noyes
USA 1965 35 mm OV 8 min
Čekají na Godota Waiting for Godot Juraj Jakubisko
ČSSR 1966 35 mm OV/GeS 30 min
Panc Sabina Pop Romania 1988
35 mm OV/EnS 22 min

Shelly Silver, Markus Ruff in person
Free admission
arsenal cinema: Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Iwanowo detstwo

Iwanowo detstwo Ivan's Childhood
USSR 1962 35 mm OV/EnS 95 min