March 2020, arsenal cinema

The Harun Farocki Institute presents / Forum 50: LEAVE ME ALONE

LEAVE ME ALONE – WHY DID YOU LEAVE AMERICA, 1970

With Ingemo Engström, Werner Schroeter and Wim Wenders, Gerhard Theuring was among the first students of Munich’s new University of Television and Film, in the class of 1967. His final thesis film LEAVE ME ALONE – WHY DID YOU LEAVE AMERICA was screened in 1971 in the first Berlinale Forum. At the time he said: “LEAVE ME ALONE is a film about America in its portrayal of music about America and pictures from America. It is a film that was shot entirely in Munich. It is an American film because everyone lives in America. It is a film that does not have music but is about the hearing and seeing of music.” Harun Farocki, who worked with Theuring as a writer and editor for the magazine “Filmkritik”, showed the film in his DFFB seminars. (HaFI) Guests: Gerhard Theuring and Ingemo Engström (3.3.)

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents: Herbert Köfer on his 99th birthday

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Denk bloß nicht, ich heule

Denk bloß nicht, ich heule Frank Vogel GDR 1965
With Jutta Hoffmann, Hans Hardt-Hartloff, Peter Reusse
35 mm 93 min

Herbert Köfer in person, Moderated by Ralf Schenk
arsenal cinema: 50th Forum

07:30 pm Cinema 1


Ouvertures

Ouvertures The Living and the Dead Ensemble
UK/F 2020 OV/EnS 132 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation presents: Herbert Köfer on his 99th birthday

09:00 pm Cinema 2


Ein Polterabend

Ein Polterabend Curt Bois
GDR 1955 35 mm 86 min