January 2020, arsenal cinema

International Holocaust Remembrance Day: HA’ MAKAH HA’ SHMONIM VE’ AHAT (The 81st Blow)

HA’ MAKAH HA’ SHMONIM VE’ AHAT, 1975

January 27th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. In 2015, Arsenal digitally restored the far too seldom screened documentary HA' MAKAH HA' SHMONIM VE' AHAT (The 81st Blow, David Bergman, Jacques Ehrlich, Haim Gouri, Miriam Novitch, Zvi Shner, Israel 1975) as part of the "Asynchronous: Documentaries and Experimental Films on the Holocaust” project. Based on the testimony of Michael Goldmann-Gilad, who as a child in the ghetto was almost beaten to death, the film explores Jewish life in Europe before 1933, Hitler's seizure of power, the outbreak of war, the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto and its demolishment after the Uprisings there, ending with the deportations and extermination camps. Archive footage is transformed from a document and piece of evidence into a monument. (gk) Introduction: Christian Pischel. (27.1.)

arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

10:00 am Sinema Transtopia


Found Futures IV: Fossilised Sonicities

Found Futures IV: Fossilised Sonicities. On MAPPING LESSONS and Sonic Archives
With SAVVY Contemporary's Colonial Neighbours archive project und SAVVY.doc

Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

02:30 pm Cinema 1


re­-selected #1: Ciclón vs. Hurrikan – Ein Kopienvergleich

re­selected #1: Ciclón vs. Hurrikan – Two Prints Compared
Ciclón Zyklon Santiago Álvarez Cuba 1963
16 mm without Dialog 22 min
Thanks to Swedish Film Institute
Hurrikan Santiago Álvarez, Günther Ketzer (Verantwortlicher für die FWU­Fassung) Cuba/FRG 1973
16 mm GV 12 min
Kopie des Kino im Sprengel

Guest: Peter Hoffmann (filmmaker, curator), Tobias Hering (curator re-selected) Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Jalur suara / Sound Track

Jalur suara / Sound Track
The Island of Buru Fritz Schadt, Soemardjono Indonesia ca. 1973–1976
Digital file OV 28 min
Indonesien tanzt Kotot Sukardi Indonesia 1958
Digital file OV 28 min

Lecture Performance with Lisabona Rahman Free entry
arsenal cinema: Archival Assembly #1

09:30 pm Cinema 1


De cierta manera

*De cierta manera Sara Gómez Cuba 1974
DCP OV/EnS 73 min

Guest: Luciano Castillo (Director of the Cinemateca de Cuba)