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: 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