October 2011, arsenal cinema

Book presentation: Strategies of Denial

VEITSTANZ/FEIXTANZ, 1988

"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


She’s Gotta Have It

She’s Gotta Have It Spike Lee USA 1986
With Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee, Joie Lee
35 mm OV/GeS 84 min

arsenal cinema: Black Light

09:30 pm Cinema 1


The Harder They Come

The Harder They Come Perry Henzell
Jamaica 1972 With Jimmy Cliff
35 mm OV/GeS 103 min