November 2021, arsenal cinema

Learning from Cinema 16 & School Film Weeks

FREE RADICALS, 1958

Inspired by the educational work of New York's "Cinema 16”, we will show a series of experimental works that provide a cross-section of the famous film club's selection. We will present Oskar Fischinger's WALKING FROM MUNICH TO BERLIN – a fast-forwarded walking tour, moving bridges in Shirley Clarke's BRIDGES-GO-ROUND, an ironic comment on collage film and Beat culture in ODDS AND ENDS, hole-punched, sewn, and colorized films by Vladimir Petek, and works by Maya Deren, Carmen D'Avino, and Tatjana Ivančić. 11th grade and above. (11.11.)

As part of the School Cinema Weeks, students can experiment with sounds and noises and set a short film to music. Inspiration will be provided by the apparently still silent LE TONNERRE DE JUPITER (Georges Méliès), the chirping in A MAN AND HIS DOG OUT FOR AIR (Robert Breer), swirling sounds in ROOTS (Bärbel Neubauer), M.M. Serra's PP II, and other films by Jean Mitry and Marie Menken. 5th grade and above. (11/18) Registration required: mg@arsenal-berlin.de

arsenal cinema: Learning from Cinema 16 & School Film Weeks

10:00 am Cinema 1


Learning from Cinema 16: Experimentalfilme für die Oberstufe

Learning from Cinema 16: Experimentalfilme für die Oberstufe
München-Berlin Wanderung Oskar Fischinger
Germany 1927 35 mm silent 5 min
*At Land Maya Deren USA 1944
16 mm silent 15 min
Bridges-Go-Round Shirley Clarke USA 1958
16 mm without dialogue 8 min
Odds & Ends Jane Conger Belson Shimané
USA 1959 16 mm OV 3 min
Most The Bridge Vladimir Petek
Yugoslavia 1963 16 mm silent 3 min
Sretanje Encounter Vladimir Petek Yugoslavia 1963
35 mm without dialogue 5 min
Pianissimo Carmen D’Avino USA 1963
35 mm without dialogue 6 min
Grad u izlogu City in the Shop Window Tatjana Ivančić
Yugoslavia 1969 DCP without dialogue 5 min

For students grade 11 and above, Please register: schlueter@arsenal-berlin.de
Introduction and moderation: Stefanie Schlüter
arsenal cinema: Female Artists’ Program

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Al largo

Al largo Anna Marziano
Digital file OV/EnS 62min

Followed by a discussion with Anna Marziano (in english language)
Free admission
arsenal cinema: „The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.“ 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses (II)

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Reprise: „Versuche aus New York“ (Kongresshalle Berlin, 8.12.1965)

Reprise: „Versuche aus New York“ (Kongresshalle Berlin, 8.12.1965)
A Movie Bruce Conner USA 1958 16 mm OV 12 min
Cosmic Ray Bruce Conner USA 1962 16 mm without dialogue 4 min
A Trip Carmen D’Avino USA 1960 35 mm without dialogue 2 min
Pianissimo Carmen D’Avino USA 1963 35 mm without dialogue 6 min
Two: Creeley/McClure Stan Brakhage USA 1963 16 mm silent 5 min
Dog Star Man Part II Stan Brakhage USA 1963 16 mm silent 6 min
*Mothlight Stan Brakhage USA 1963 16 mm silent 3 min
Thanatopsis Ed Emshwiller USA 1962 16 mm without dialogue 5 min
Scary Time Shirley Clarke USA 1960 DCP OV 16 min
Bridges-Go-Round Shirley Clarke USA 1958 16 mm without dialogue 8 min
Breathdeath Stan Vanderbeek USA 1963 35 mm OV 14 min