September 2019, arsenal cinema

Women artists' program


For the 10th time, Arsenal is presenting works made by grant-holders of Berlin’s cultural department’s “Funding program for women artists in film/video” over the past two years. What should be underlined is the event’s open form and the fact that many of the works are still in the process of becoming. A space will be created to discuss the artistic approaches in a joint discussion. The inscription of an artist’s signature in the decisive selection of a medium of expression, the subtle approach to familial and social upheavals, the questioning of ascribed roles, the conscious transgression of traditional narrative forms in the performative exaggeration or the rejection of dramatic form are just some of the themes emerging.

We will open with DIE ANGREIFBAREN (2019) by Kerstin Cmelka and Mario Mentrup. The seemingly bizarre life of a patchwork family, in which everyone is a professional multimedia performer trying to make a living in the cultural industry, unfolds with verve in this experimental portmanteau film. In the varying narrative structures and variable visual formats, the characters turn out to be vulnerable (“angreifbar” in German): modern impostors who use plenty of energy and experimental multi-functionality to keep the suspense going and illustrate in their performances the expansive possibilities within the modern, precarious sector. A modern version of the cinema of attractions. The projects of Rachel Alliston, Ute Aurand, Heike Baranowsky, Maja Classen, Helga Fanderl, Laura Cristina Fong Próspero, Clara Jo, Gudrun Krebitz, Pantea Lachin, Christine Lang, Rita Macedo, Marita Neher, Hajnal Németh, Sarah Oh-Mock, Jana Papenbroock, Deborah S. Philips, Annegret Sachse, Anna Steinert, Moana Vonstadl and Gisela Weimann will also be presented. The printed program will give further insight into the works. (ara) (25.–29.9.)

arsenal cinema: Women artists' program

06:30 pm Cinema 2

Anfang Ende Hier Jetzt

Karussell / Bagatelle / Für P.

Nacht am Kanal / Schneefall / Weiße Blumen / Wildgänse

Anfang Ende Hier Jetzt Gisela Weimann
Work in progress Videoclips und Stills 15 min
Karussell / Bagatelle / Für P. Helga Fanderl
S8 zu 16 mm ca. 9 min
Nacht am Kanal / Schneefall / Weiße Blumen / Wildgänse
Helga Fanderl S8 zu 16 mm ca. 7 min

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers
Free admission
arsenal cinema: „Souls made great by love and adversity“
 – Frank Borzage retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Street Angel

Street Angel USA 1928
With Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell
35 mm English IT with Movietone Soundtrack 102 min
Restored by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the Louis B. Mayer Foundation.

arsenal cinema: Women artists' program

08:30 pm Cinema 2

Familiengruft – Ein Liebesgedicht an meine Mutter


Maria und die Welt

Retrospective Maria Lang
Familiengruft – Ein Liebesgedicht an meine Mutter
Maria Lang FRG 1981 16 mm 10 min
Zärtlichkeiten Maria Lang FRG 1985 16 mm 28 min
Maria und die Welt Ute Aurand Germany 1995 16 mm 15 min

Followed by a discussion with Ute Aurand
Free admission