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: 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
DCP English & French OV/EnS 83 min

arsenal cinema: FilmDocument: Hydropower and the environment

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Kleine Ursachen – Große Wirkungen

Gefesselte Naturkräfte

Eine Talsperre wird gebaut

Wasser – Landschaft – Leben

Neuer See in alter Welt

Strom aus dem Schwarzwald

Hydropower and the environment:
Kleine Ursachen – Große Wirkungen Germany 1926 35 mm 6 min
Gefesselte Naturkräfte Germany 1932 35 mm 13 min
Eine Talsperre wird gebaut Germany 1935 35 mm 12 min
Wasser – Landschaft – Leben FRG 1955 35 mm 12 min
Neuer See in alter Welt FRG 1957 DVD 10 min
Strom aus dem Schwarzwald FRG 1957 DVD 15 min

Introduced by Fabian Zimmer (LMU/Deutsches Museum, München)