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
 – Color in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


One Way Boogie Woogie / 27 Years Later

*One Way Boogie Woogie / 27 Years Later
James Benning USA 2005 16 mm OV 120 min

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

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Subway in the Sky

Subway in the Sky Muriel Box UK 1959
With Hildegard Knef, Van Johnson, Albert Lieven
35 mm OV/French ST 86 min

Introduced by Madeleine Bernstorff