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

04:00 pm Cinema 1


The Ant and the Grasshopper

Parade

In Paris Parks

Rainbow Dance

The Balloonatic

Reprise Cinema 16’s „The Children’s Cinema #1“
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Lotte Reiniger GB 1954 16 mm German Version 10 min
Parade Charles und Ray Eames USA 1952
Digital file without dialogue 6 min
In Paris Parks Shirley Clarke USA 1954
DCP without dialogu 13 min
Rainbow Dance Len Lye GB 1936
16 mm without dialogu 5 min
*The Balloonatic Buster Keaton und Eddie Cline USA 1923
16 mm OV 27 min

Moderated by Stefanie Schlüter
arsenal cinema: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Dreams That Money Can Buy

Dreams That Money Can Buy
Hans Richter USA 1947
35 mm OV 80 min