November 2019, arsenal cinema



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: Cinepoetics Lecture #12: Patricia Pisters

06:00 pm Cinema 1

Vortrag von Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam)

Lecture by Patricia Pisters (University of Amsterdam): „A Trail of Blood. Women Directors and the Poetics of Horror“
In English language
Free admission

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Stau – jetzt geht’ los

*Stau – jetzt geht’ los Thomas Heise Germany 1992
16 mm OV/EnS 85 min

Introduced by Ralph Eue
arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #12: Patricia Pisters

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Évolution Lucile Hadzihalilovic France/Spain/Belgium 2015
DCP OV/EnS 81 min