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: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

06:30 pm Cinema 1


Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort

Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort
Of Blood, of Pleasure and of Death A trilogy Gregory Markopoulos USA 1947–48
Part I: Psyche 16 mm without dialogue 25 min
Part II: Lysis 16 mm without dialogue 30 min
Part III: Charmides 16 mm without dialogue 15 min
Prints made available by Temenos Archive (Zürich/New York)

Robert Beavers in person
arsenal cinema: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

09:00 pm Cinema 1


The Dead Ones

Swain (previously known as Rain Black, My Love)

Christmas

Flowers of Asphalt

Eldora

The Dead Ones Gregory Markopoulos USA 1949
Unfinished 35 mm silent 28 min
Swain (previously known as Rain Black, My Love)
Gregory Markopoulos USA 1950
16 mm without dialogue 24 min
Christmas U.S.A. Gregory Markopoulos USA 1949
16 mm without dialogue 8 min
Flowers of Asphalt Gregory Markopoulos USA 1951
16 mm silent 7 min
Eldora Gregory Markopoulos USA 1953
16 mm (Original: 8 mm) silent 11 min
Prints: Temenos Archive (Zürich/New York)

Robert Beavers in person