October 2021, arsenal cinema

Big Cinema, Small Cinema #44: Astonishment at the Everyday


Through the camera, the world becomes a laboratory for possible stories that can only be discovered by seeing and experiencing. This is how Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, and James Agee approached depicting life on the street in a poor district of New York, calling their film simply IN THE STREET (USA 1948). Nearly 60 years later, Khaled Mzher did the same in a street in Jordan and came across STREET’S ANGELS (Jordan 2017). Like a detective, Milena Gierke finds starting points for possible mysteries and stories from her car in AUTOBLICKE / VIEWS FROM A CAR (Germany 1990). The children of EKT Regenbogen-Kidz use everyday objects to create a cinematic spell in KINOZAUBER (Germany 2020), that functions as an invitation to dream and to tell stories. We will be watching four films together in which random observation plays a role. Following the screening, we will be putting together our own joint world laboratory. For all aged 6 and up. (af) (3.10.)

arsenal cinema: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #44: Astonishment at the Everyday

04:00 pm Cinema 1

In the Street

Autoblicke / Views from A Car

Street’s Angels


In the Street Helen Levitt, James Agee, Janice Loeb
USA 1948 16 mm silent 16 min
Autoblicke / Views from A Car Milena Gierke
D 1990 Digital file 2 min
Street’s Angels Khaled Mzher
Libanon/D 2017 Digital file 4 min
Kinozauber Kinder der EKT Regenbogen-Kidz
D 2020 6 min
For all aged 6 and up

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Gozaresh The Report Iran 1977
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