October 2011, arsenal cinema

Book presentation: Strategies of Denial


"Strategien der Verweigerung – Untersuchungen zum politisch-ästhetischen Gestus unangepasster filmischer Artikulationen in der Spätphase der DDR" by Claus Löser (just been published in the DEFA Foundation Series) is about underground art film in the GDR, which mostly positioned itself against official media practice in the last decade of the SED regime.

The author will read passages from his dissertation that formed the basis of his book and will show excerpts of films by Gabriele Stötzer, one of the most active and maladjusted artists of 1980s GDR. Apart from Claus Löser, filmmakers Gabriele Stötzer and Thomas Werner will also be present and will take part in a Q&A session.

With the friendly support of the DEFA Foundation and the Federal Foundation for the Reconciliation of the SED Dictatorship. (October 5)

arsenal cinema: Black Light

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Losing Ground

Losing Ground Kathleen Collins USA 1982
With Seret Scott , Bill Gunn, Duane Jones
DCP OV 86 min

arsenal cinema: Black Light

09:30 pm Cinema 1

Ganja & Hess

Ganja & Hess Bill Gunn USA 1973
With Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn
Digital file OV 112 min


10:00 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Her Name Was Europa

Dear Animal

Her Name Was Europa Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy  
Germany 2020 OV/EnS 76 min
Showing first: Dear Animal Maha Maamoun Egypt 2016 OV/EnS 25 min

Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy in person