October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Film Archive

BIOLOGIE!, 1990

On a school trip, tenth-grader Ulla, who is passionate committed to environmental protection, finds out that a weekend house has been built illegally in a protected natural area. At the same time, Ulla gets to know Winfried. His father, a general director, succeeded in getting building permission for the house by sidestepping the appropriate hurdles in the environmental office. Jörg Foth’s adaptation of Wolf Spillner’s youth novel “Wasseramsel” BIOLOGIE! (East Germany 1990) doesn’t just express harsh criticism for the lack of environmental awareness in large parts of the population, but also reveals the misuse of office, cronyism, and corruption among the ranks of the East German leadership. To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall, DEFA film distribution is presenting a series of films from the period of reunification. With an introduction by Mirko Wiermann. (mw) (28.10.)

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – 
Between fiction and documentary: cinematic intersections and bridges

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Moi, un noir

Moi, un noir Jean Rouch
France/Cote d'Ivoire 1957
DCP OV/EnS 73 min

arsenal cinema: „Souls made great by love and adversity“
 – Frank Borzage retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


The Mortal Storm

The Mortal Storm USA 1940
With James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Robert Young
35 mm OV/GeS 100 min
Restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Restoration funding provided by the
Juanita Scott Moss Estate.

Opening
Introduced by Lukas Foerster