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: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #31: 
Outside in the Park

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Sans titre

Im Park

Bagatelle for Willard Maas

Eaux d’artifice

Der Park

Frankfurt Alter Markt

Eine Fahrt durch Berlin (Ausschnitt)

*Sans titre Karl Heil D 2018 DCP 1 min
Im Park Ute Aurand D 2009 16 mm 6 min
*Bagatelle for Willard Maas Marie Menken USA 1961 16 mm 5 min
*Eaux d’artifice Kenneth Anger USA 1953 16 mm 13 min
Der Park Kinder der Kita Grüne Soße, Frankfurt/Main D 2017 16 mm 6 min
Frankfurt Alter Markt Auguste und Louis Lumière F 1896
Vertont von den Kindern der Kita Regenbogen-Kidz, Berlin Digital file 2 min
Eine Fahrt durch Berlin (Ausschnitt) Oskar Messter D 1910
Vertont von den Kindern Kita Grüne Soße, Frankfurt/Main Digital file 1 min

Moderated by Ute Aurand and Robert Beavers
For everyone aged 7 and above
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Excess and Opulence 


07:30 pm Cinema 1


Le carrosse d’or

Le carrosse d’or The Golden Coach Jean Renoir F/I 1952
With Anna Magnani 35 mm engl. OV 94 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Excess and Opulence 


08:00 pm Cinema 2


Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios

Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Pedro Almodóvar Spain 1988
With Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Rossy de Palma
35 mm OV with German and French ST 89 min