October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel

LEIPZIG IM HERBST, 1989

The films by “DDR – ohne Titel” and “WOEST – ohne Titel” refer to the upheaval of 1989. They speak from different geographical and temporal standpoints, as the countries they are listed under indicate. The first ones, shot in East Germany in the “hot” autumn before the fall of the Wall, are ways of approaching the social upheaval at whose center the filmmakers found themselves. LEIPZIG IM HERBST (East Germany 1989) and IN BERLIN 16.10.–04.11.89 (East Germany 1989) are collections of materials that document a search for orientation in a social context that can no longer be understood. “WOEST – ohne Titel” collects the external view of this upheaval, both temporally and geographically. DDR – OHNE TITEL (Germany 1991), FORMER EAST / FORMER WEST (USA 1994) and DIE DDR HAT ES NIE GEGEBEN / APPELL(Germany 2016) are ghost trips – though East Germany, which still appears like a phantom despite having ceased to exist, and through a new Germany of an unclear nature. (ct) (14.10.)

 

arsenal cinema: Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Leipzig im Herbst

In Berlin 16.10.–4.11.89

Program 1 „DDR – ohne Titel“
*Leipzig im Herbst Andreas Voigt, Gerd Kroske, Sebastian Richter
GDR 1989 35 mm 52 min
*In Berlin 16.10.–4.11.89 Jochen Denzler, Petra Tschörtner, Hans Wintgen
GDR 1989 35 mm 65 min

Presented by Clarissa Thieme
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour:
 Of Forms and Figures – Choreographies in Film

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Hsia nu/A Touch of Zen

Hsia nu/A Touch of Zen
King Hu Taiwan 1971
DCP OV/GeS 180 min

arsenal cinema: Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel

09:30 pm Cinema 2


DDR – Ohne Titel

Former East/Former West

Die DDR hat es nie gegeben / Appell

Program 2 „WOEST – ohne Titel“
*DDR – Ohne Titel Harry Rag
Germany 1991 16 mm 60 min
*Former East/Former West Shelly Silver
USA 1994 Digital file 62 min
Die DDR hat es nie gegeben / Appell Clarissa Thieme
Germany 2016 Digital file 4 min

Presented by Clarissa Thieme