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

07:00 pm Kino 1


Within Our Gates

Within Our Gates Oscar Micheaux USA 1919
35 mm engl. ZT 73 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress

Am Klavier: Eunice Martins
arsenal cinema: Forum 50

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Lettera aperta a un giornale della sera

Lettera aperta a un giornale della sera
Open Letter to an Evening Daily, Francesco Maselli
Italy 1970 DCP OV/EnS 120 min

arsenal cinema: Black Light

09:00 pm Cinema 1


Killer of Sheep

*Killer of Sheep Charles Burnett USA 1977
With Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore, Charles Bracy, Angela Burnett
35 mm OV/GeS 81 min