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.)

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07:00 pm Kino 1

The Cool World

The Cool World Shirley Clarke USA 1963
35 mm OF 125 min

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07:00 pm Kino 2


Wechma Spuren Hamid Benani
Marokko 1970 35 mm OmE 110 min

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09:15 pm Cinema 2

Le wazzou polygame

Le wazzou polygame Oumarou Ganda
Niger/France 1971
16 mm OV/EnS 50 min

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09:30 pm Cinema 1

Ganja & Hess

Ganja & Hess Bill Gunn USA 1973
With Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn
DCP OV 112 min