November 2019, arsenal cinema

70 mm: THE UNTOUCHABLES

THE UNTOUCHABLES, 1987

As part of our ongoing 70mm series, we are showing the opulently mounted big city Western THE UNTOUCHABLES (Brian De Palma, USA 1987) in November. Four years after his remake of Scarface, Brian De Palma once again grapples with the story of gangster boss Al Capone. Following the US television series of the same name (1959–1963), the film focuses on a group of “untouchables” in Chicago in 1930 – prohibition agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), patrol cop Jim Malone (Sean Connery), auditor Oscar Wallace (Charles Martin Smith), and police candidate George Stone (Andy García) – who have made it their task to take Al Capone (Robert De Niro) out of the game and break up his syndicate. As witnesses to Capone’s violent crimes can never be found, they attempt to prosecute him for tax evasion. When Capone hears of the plans, a bloody clash ensues – all the way to the showdown with the pram on the station steps of Chicago. (hjf) (22. & 27.11.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: Unter hohen Himmeln. Das Universum Volker Koepp

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Gustav J.

Tag für Tag

Haus und Hof

Gustav J. Volker Koepp
GDR 1973 35 mm 19 min
Tag für Tag Volker Koepp
GDR 1979 35 mm 31 min
Haus und Hof Volker Koepp
GDR 1980 35 mm 31 min

Volker Koepp in person, Moderation: Grit Lemke
arsenal cinema: Working to Remember – The Films of Rithy Panh

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Exil

Exil Cambodia/F 2016
DCP OV/EnS 77 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents: Unter hohen Himmeln. Das Universum Volker Koepp

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Holunderblüte

Holunderblüte Volker Koepp Germany 2007
35 mm 89 min