October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

BIOLOGIE!, 1990

On a school trip, tenth-grader Ulla, who is passionate committed to environmental protection, finds out that a weekend house has been built illegally in a protected natural area. At the same time, Ulla gets to know Winfried. His father, a general director, succeeded in getting building permission for the house by sidestepping the appropriate hurdles in the environmental office. Jörg Foth’s adaptation of Wolf Spillner’s youth novel “Wasseramsel” BIOLOGIE! (East Germany 1990) doesn’t just express harsh criticism for the lack of environmental awareness in large parts of the population, but also reveals the misuse of office, cronyism, and corruption among the ranks of the East German leadership. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, DEFA film distribution is presenting a series of films from the period of reunification. With an introduction by Mirko Wiermann. (mw) (28.10.)

arsenal cinema: In person: Lizzie Borden und Bette Gordon

05:00 pm Cinema 1


Variety

Born in Flames

*Variety Bette Gordon USA 1983
35 mm OV 100 min
19.30: *Born in Flames Lizzie Borden USA 1983
DCP OV/GeS 81 min
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with restauration funding from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Film Foundation

Followed by a panel discussion with Lizzie Borden and Bette Gordon Unfortunately Lizzie Borden has had to cancel her visit to Berlin.
arsenal cinema: Peter Lilienthal Retrospective (2) 


07:00 pm Cinema 2


Dear Mr Wonderful

*Dear Mr Wonderful FRG 1982 DCP 115 min