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

La permission / The Story of a Three-Day Pass

La permission / The Story of a Three-Day Pass
Melvin Van Peebles France 1968
Betacam English and French OV/EnS 83 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


10:00 pm Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Was bleibt | Šta Ostaje | What Remains / Re-Visited


Was bleibt | Šta Ostaje | What Remains / Re-Visited
Clarissa Thieme D/A/Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020 OV/EnS 70 min
Showing first:Never Armando Lulaj Albania 2013 OV/EnS 22 min

Clarissa Thieme in person