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: FU Lecture Series: Film Studies, the Archive, and Difference

05:00 pm Cinema 2


Vorlesung von Sabine Nessel: Kulturelle Differenz an der Grenze: Filme von Les Blank

Lecture by Sabine Nessel: Kulturelle Differenz an der Grenze: Filme von Les Blank (in German language)

arsenal cinema: FU Lecture Series: Film Studies, the Archive, and Difference

06:00 pm Cinema 2


Dizzy Gillespie

The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance

*Dizzy Gillespie Les Blank USA 1965 16 mm OV 23 min
*The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins Les Blank, Skip Gerson USA 1968 16 mm OV 31 min
*God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance
Les Blank, Skip Gerson USA 1968 16 mm OV 20 min

arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – The Wild Ones

08:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Halbstarken

*Die Halbstarken Teenage Wolfpack Georg Tressler FRG 1956
With Horst Buchholz, Karin Baal
35 mm 97 min

arsenal cinema: AUS WESTLICHEN RICHTUNGEN

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Aus westlichen Richtungen

Aus westlichen Richtungen
From the West Juliane Henrich Germany 2016
DCP OV/EnS 61 min

Followed by a discussion with Juliane Henrich