March 2020, arsenal cinema

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


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: Forum 50

06:30 pm Cinema 1

L’âge d’or

L’âge d’or Luis Buñuel
F 1930 DCP OV/EnS 63 min
Restoration by the Cinémathèque française and Centre Pompidou
(MNAM-CCI expérimental cinema department)

Introduced by Erika Gregor
arsenal cinema: Forum 50

07:30 pm Kino 2

Sierra de Teruel/Espoir

Sierra de Teruel/Espoir Hoffnung
André Malraux Spanien/F 1939/45
DCP span. OmU 74 min
Restaurierte Urfassung aus der Filmoteca Española

arsenal cinema: Forum 50

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Festival panafricain d’Alger

Festival panafricain d’Alger William Klein Algeria 1969
35 mm OV/EnS 108 min
Print from the Ruben/Benston Film Collection Walker Art Center