January 2020, arsenal cinema

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #33: The Art of Film Projection


The work of film projectionists in the cinema usually takes place out of view – in the projection booth behind the audience. This program gives an insight into the art of film projection and what it means to project analogue film prints. The film première séance (Philippe Truffault/Auguste & Louis Lumière, F 1895/1995) about the legendary first cinema screening by the Lumière brothers in Paris in 1895 lays out the historical threads. The colorful, squeaking COLORFILM (Standish Lawder, USA 1972) shows how film strips turn into music when put through a 16mm film projector. After the screenings of the 35-mm Lumière print and the 16-mm film by Standish Lawder, filmmaker James Edmonds will show his collage-esque Super8 WE ALL LIVE IN THE BLUE IMAGE FOREVER (G 2007–2018) in a double screening with two film projectors in the cinema. Then, audience members will be invited to visit the projection booth and try their hand at playing projectionist themselves. (sts) For everyone aged 5 and more (19.1.)

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #33: The Art of Film Projection

04:00 pm Cinema 1

Première séance


We All Live in the Blue Image Forever

*Première séance Philippe Truffault,
Guy Skornik/Auguste & Louis Lumière
F 1895/1995 35 mm GV 11 min
*Colorfilm Farbfilm Standish Lawder USA 1972
16 mm without dialogue 3 min
We All Live in the Blue Image Forever
James Edmonds Germany 2007–2018
Super8 without dialogue 6 min

Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter
For everyone aged 5 and above
arsenal cinema: Kenji Mizoguchi Retrospective

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Yokihi Princess Yang Kwei-fei
Japan 1955 35 mm OV/EnS 98 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Make Them Laugh

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Right Now, Wrong Then

Right Now, Wrong Then
Hong Sang-Soo South Korea 2015
DCP OV/GeS 121 min

arsenal cinema: Federico & Marcello – The films of Federico Fellini starring Marcello Mastroianni

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Otto e mezzo

Otto e mezzo 8½ Federico Fellini I/F 1963
With Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale
35 mm OV/GeS 138 min

Introduced by Gerhard Midding