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Film still from SALVATION! A man in a blue shirt and jeans sits on an armchair and gesticulates strongly with his hands. He speaks with a roar. A living room in the background.

Tue 13.08.

  • Director

    Beth B

  • USA / 1987
    80 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu dem Kalender
  • Guest: Beth B in conversation with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus

The artist and filmmaker Beth B has been creating transgressive and transformative work for over 45 years. B began her artistic work in the late 1970s in New York City as a provo- cateur in the No Wave scene. She has made over 30 films, which move effortlessly between documentary, experimental and fiction, with themes such as mental illness, violence, trans- phobia, and addiction. Today, Beth B’s “Now Wave” work reflects the universality of intimate and painful struggles and the possibility for catharsis through creative expression. From August 15–25, with “Now Wave: Beth B–Glowing”, silent green presents the artist’s early and current work in the form of performances, an exhibition and a series of films. To kick things off, we are showing SALVATION! HAVE YOU SAID YOUR PRAYERS TODAY? (1987) - a sharp-witted social satire starring Viggo Mortensen, which anticipated the pop-cultural fascination with televangelism - as a 35mm film print that Arsenal acquired when the film premiered in the Berlinale Forum in 1987. The film will be preceded by the belligerent music video THE DOMINATRIX SLEEPS TONIGHT (1984). (Linda Winkler)

Showing first: The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight Beth B USA 1984 Digital file engl. OV 4 min.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media