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.)

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10:00 am Sinema Transtopia


Found Futures V

Found Futures V: Closing discussion and joint planning

Free entry
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03:00 pm Cinema 1


Reframing the portrait: Three films by Sara Gómez

Reframing the portrait: Three films by Sara Gómez
Una isla para Miguel An island for Miguel Sara Gómez Cuba 1968
DCP OV/EnS 22 min
Guanabacoa: Crónicas de mi familia Guanabacoa: Chronicles of my family Sara Gómez Cuba 1966
DCP OV/EnS​​​​​​​ 13 min
Iré a Santiago I’m going to Santiago Sara Gómez Cuba 1964
DCP OV/EnS 15 min
​​​​​​​Digitally restored by Vulnerable Media Lab, Queen's University

Introduction: Susan Lord (Queen’s University)
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06:00 pm Cinema 1


re-­selected #2: Finally Got the News – Ein Kopienvergleich

re-­selected #2: Finally Got the News – Two prints compared
Finally Got the News Stewart Bird, Peter Gessner, René Lichtman, John Louis zusammen with The League of Black Revolutionary Workers USA 1970
Digital file OV 55 min
Digital file von Icarus Films
Finally Got the News Stewart Bird, Peter Gessner, René Lichtman, John Louis zusammen with The League of Black Revolutionary Workers USA 1971
16 mm OV 32 min
shortened by Swedish TV Print from private collection 

Guest: John Sundholm (Stockholm University), Tobias Hering (Curator re­selected) Free entry
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10:00 pm Cinema 1


Prater

*Prater Ulrike Ottinger Germany/Austria  2007
DCP OV/EnS 107 min
Premiere of the digital restoration