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: Forum 50

07:30 pm Cinema 2


Bananera libertad

Bananera libertad Peter von Gunten
Switzerland 1971 16 mm OV/GeS 55 min

arsenal cinema: Black Light

08:00 pm Kino 1


Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song
Melvin Van Peebles USA 1971
35 mm OF 97 min

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Einführung: Greg de Cuir Jr