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: Magical History Tour:
 Of Forms and Figures – Choreographies in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Iskindereya Kaman wa Kaman

*Iskindereya Kaman wa Kaman Alexandria Again and Forever
Youssef Chahine Egypt/F 1989
35 mm OV/EnS 109 min

arsenal cinema: Films by Wolfgang Höpfner and Peter Goedel

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Gruselkrimis in der Hauptschule

Was Eltern fordern und Kinder leisten

Gruselkrimis in der Hauptschule
Peter Goedel, Wolfgang Höpfner, Thomas Lichte
FRG 1974 DigiBeta 44 min
Was Eltern fordern und Kinder leisten
Peter Goedel, Wolfgang Höpfner, Thomas Lichte
FRG 1976 DigiBeta 45 min

Opening
Peter Goedel, Wolfgang Höpfner in person, Moderated by Peter Nau