November 2019, arsenal cinema

FilmDokument: Alcohol Consumption and Alcohol Abuse in East Germany

The mass consumption of alcohol in East Germany didn’t just pose a challenge to the authorities, doctors, and politicians, but also to filmmakers. Where did the boundary lie between social consumption, abuse, and dependence? How dangerous was alcohol for the socialist society and its image of people? The answers to these questions ranged from moralist appeals and medical explanations all the way to unflinching descriptions of dependency and illness from close-up, such as Angelika Andrees’ and Petra Tschörtner’s long-banned documentary HEIM (1979) about children’s experiences with alcohol and Eduard Schreiber’s portrait of workers dependent on alcohol in RÜCKFÄLLIG (1988) (ps) An event by CineGraph Babelsberg in collaboration with the ERC project “The Healthy Self as Body Capital” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Strassburg, the Bundesarchiv, and the Deutsche Kinemathek. With an introduction by Viola Balz (11.11.)

arsenal cinema: SchoolCinemaWeeks: The Art of Film Projection

10:00 am Cinema 1


Première séance

Colorfilm

Por primera vez

*Première séance Philippe Truffault, Guy Skornik/Auguste & Louis Lumière
F 1895/1995 35 mm GV 11 min
*Colorfilm Farbfilm Standish Lawder USA 1972
16 mm without dialogue 3 min
*Por primera vez
Octavio Cortázar Cuba 1967 35 mm OV/GeS 9 min

Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Excess and Opulence 


07:30 pm Cinema 2


Le carrosse d’or

Le carrosse d’or The Golden Coach Jean Renoir F/I 1952
With Anna Magnani DCP engl. OV 94 min

arsenal cinema: Working to Remember – The Films of Rithy Panh

08:00 pm Cinema 1


S 21, la machine de mort Khmère Rouge

S 21, la machine de mort Khmère Rouge
S 21, The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine Cambodia/F 2002
Digital file OV/EnS 101 min

Introduced by Michael Kienzl