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 Kino 1

Within Our Gates

Within Our Gates Oscar Micheaux USA 1919
35 mm engl. ZT 73 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress

Am Klavier: Eunice Martins
arsenal cinema: Black Light

09:30 pm Cinema 1

Killer of Sheep

*Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett USA 1977
With Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett
35 mm OV/GeS 81 min


10:00 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Four Corners

Our Marilyn

Four Corners James Benning
USA 1997 OV 79 min
Showing first:Our Marilyn Brenda Longfellow
Canada 1987 OV 26 min