December 2019, arsenal cinema

The DEFA Foundation Presents: Rural Biographies – Lives in the Country

DAS HAUS AM FLUSS, 1985

Although documentary filmmakers Volker Koepp, Jochen Kraußer, and Karl Farber all have very different artistic signatures when it comes to making their work, their films about people in the Oderbruch, the Thüringer Wald, and on the Mulde all narrate personal biographies of life in the country. Volker Koepp shot AM FLUSS (East Germany 1978) in Oderbruch. The film is not just the portrait of a landscape, but also provides insights into the story of German guilt in the European east. LERCHENLIEDER (Jochen Kraußer, East Germany 1980) is the account of the unusual friendship between a 72-year-old Romanian music box collector and a twelve-year-old farmer’s boy in Thüringen. IN DER STRÖMUNG (Karl Farber, East Germany 1982) is the portrait of a ferrywoman who crosses the Mulde many times per day with her ferry. DAS HAUS AM FLUSS (Roland Gräf, East Germany 1985) tells the story of four women who must deal with life during the Second World War while their husbands right at the front. (kg) (2.12.)

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

07:00 pm Cinema 1


Replik: „Amos Vogel und Maya Deren“

Response: „Amos Vogel und Maya Deren“

Masha Matzke in person
Free admission
arsenal cinema: “The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown.” 
Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses

08:30 pm Cinema 1


Reprise: „A Memorial Evening for Maya Deren“ (Cinema 16, 7. Februar 1962)

Reprise: „A Memorial Evening for Maya Deren“ (Cinema 16, 7. Februar 1962)
*The Very Eye of Night Maya Deren USA 1958
16 mm without dialogue 15 min
*Ritual in Transfigured Time Maya Deren USA 1946
16 mm silent 15 min
*A Study in Choreography For Camera Maya Deren, Talley Beatty USA 1945
16 mm silent 3 min
*At Land Maya Deren USA 1944 16 mm stumm 15 min
Meshes of the Afternoon Maya Deren, Alexander Hammid USA 1943
16 mm without dialogue 14 min
*Meditation on Violence Maya Deren, Chao-Li Chi USA 1948
16 mm without dialogue 12 min