October 2019, arsenal cinema

Filmmakers’ Choice: DDR – ohne Titel & WOEST – ohne Titel


The films by “DDR – ohne Titel” and “WOEST – ohne Titel” refer to the upheaval of 1989. They speak from different geographical and temporal standpoints, as the countries they are listed under indicate. The first ones, shot in East Germany in the “hot” autumn before the fall of the Wall, are ways of approaching the social upheaval at whose center the filmmakers found themselves. LEIPZIG IM HERBST (East Germany 1989) and IN BERLIN 16.10.–04.11.89 (East Germany 1989) are collections of materials that document a search for orientation in a social context that can no longer be understood. “WOEST – ohne Titel” collects the external view of this upheaval, both temporally and geographically. DDR – OHNE TITEL (Germany 1991), FORMER EAST / FORMER WEST (USA 1994) and DIE DDR HAT ES NIE GEGEBEN / APPELL(Germany 2016) are ghost trips – though East Germany, which still appears like a phantom despite having ceased to exist, and through a new Germany of an unclear nature. (ct) (14.10.)


arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #36 Fast – Slow

04:00 pm Cinema 1


The Stone Tower


Notes on the Circus

All My Life

*PPII M.M. Serra USA 1986 16 mm without dialogue 2 min
The Stone Tower Ted Fendt 2020 16 mm silent 3 min
Valdediós Elena Duque Spain 2019 DCP 3 min
Notes on the Circus Jonas Mekas USA 1966 16 mm without dialogue 12 min
*All My Life Bruce Baillie USA 1966 16 mm without dialogue 3 min

Presented by Ute Aurand and Robert Beavers
For everyone aged 6 and above
arsenal cinema: Walk on the Wild Side – The Films of Bertrand Bonello

08:00 pm Cinema 1

Le pornographe

Le pornographe F/CDN 2001
With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jérémie Renier, Dominique Blanc, Laurent Lucas, André Marcon
35 mm OV/GeS 108 min