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

08:00 pm Cinema 1

A Dry White Season

A Dry White Season Euzhan Palcy USA 1989
With Donald Sutherland, Winston Ntshona,
Zakes Mokae, Susan Sarandon, Marlon Brando
DCP OV 107 min


09:30 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Two Days at the Falls

Alpi Armin Linke D 2011 OV/EnS 62 min
Showing first: Two Days at the Falls Isabell Spengler
D 2015 OV 23 min

Introduction Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Armin Linke in person