october 2020, arsenal cinema

Film Restored. The Film Heritage Festival

Though the fifth edition of the Film Restored Film Heritage Festival can only take place under restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of 21 film programs from over 15 countries can still be seen on the big screen from October 27 to November 1, all of which were produced, handed down and restored thanks to European cooperation. This year’s festival, titled "A European Affair", is dedicated to the meaningful contribution of cross-border cooperation in the archiving and restoration of film heritage. To mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, four films will be presented that deal with this turning point in European history. The film program will be supplemented by workshop presentations, talks and panel discussions.

october 2020, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3 in October: Mushroom Associations, Prologue to an enquiry, Footnote to Bertrand Bonello’s “Zombie Child”

The program of our virtual cinema www.arsenal-3-berlin.de makes direct reference to the activities carried out by our institution: the program of the Arsenal 1 & 2 cinemas at Potsdamer Platz, the titles that form part of our arsenal distribution range, or our Living Archive archival practice, which is rooted in both participation and production.

In October we will show three programs: “Pilz-Assoziationen” (Mushroom Associations) is a reference to OLANDA (Bernd Schoch, Germany 2019), which arsenal distribution will bring to cinemas on October 18. The “Archive außer sich” project will screen a series of films that deal with strategies in publishing. And two films revolving around the theme of voodoo will be shown as footnotes to Bertrand Bonello’s ZOMBI CHILD (France 2019), which opens our Bonello retrospective on October 2.

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2016: 
African Queers – African Movies – African Cultures

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Kurzfilmprogramm Africa Rising

Short film program Africa Rising
Films from Egypt, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Lesotho, Mauritius 2015–2016
Digital file OV/EnS approx. 60 min

Followed by a discussion with Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese (Director, Lesotho)
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – The Wild Ones

08:00 pm Cinema 1


The Wild One

Scorpio Rising

The Wild One Laszlo Benedek USA 1953
DCP OV 79 min
Showing first: *Scorpio Rising Kenneth Anger
USA 1963 16 mm 29 min

arsenal cinema: AFRIKAMERA 2016: 
African Queers – African Movies – African Cultures

09:00 pm Cinema 2


The Pearl of Africa

The Pearl of Africa Work in Progress Private Screening Jonny von Wallström
Uganda/Sweden 2016 Digital file OV/EnS 80 min

Followed by a conversation with Cleopatra Kambugu (protagonist)