October 2019, arsenal cinema

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #30: What’s ringing, scratching, rustling there in the film?

FADENSPIELE III, 2013

Since the first time films were shown in 1895, they were accompanied by sounds and music. Both then and now, noises, music, and sounds were combined. Before we make our own sound experiments and create a soundtrack to LE CHAUDRON INFERNAL (Georges Méliès, France 1903) together and play it live, we discover what can be seen and heard in six short films: we walk through a corn field in SUSAN THROUGH CORN (Kathleen Laughlin, USA 1985) and experience Rosalie in love and dancing in ROSALIE DANSEUSE (Romeo Bosetti, France 1911). FADENSPIELE III plays with mountains, lines, and sounds (Detel Aurand, Ute Aurand, Germany 2013). ZWEIGROSCHENZAUBER (Hans Richter, Germany 1930) presents us an eddy of images, sounds, and words, MOTHLIGHT (Stan Brakhage, USA 1963) moths in the light, and LE CHAUDRON INFERNAL miraculous transformations. (em) From 8 years upwards (20.10.)

arsenal cinema: Films by Wolfgang Höpfner and Peter Goedel

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Vor 4 Jahren – vor 2 Jahren

*Vor 4 Jahren – vor 2 Jahren
Wolfgang Höpfner, Norbert Weyer
FRG 1977–79 16 mm 103 min

Wolfgang Höpfner in person
arsenal cinema: Once Upon a Time in Beirut – Homage to Jocelyne Saab

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Beyrouth, jamais plus

Les enfants de la guerre

Beyrouth, ma ville

Documentary film program
Beyrouth, jamais plus Beirut, Never Again
Lebanon 1976 DCP OV/EnS 35 min
Les enfants de la guerre Children of War
Lebanon 1976 16 mm OV/EnS 12 min
From the archive of the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
Beyrouth, ma ville Beirut My City
Lebanon 1982 DCP OV/GeS 36 min