february 2019, berlinale forum

Forum and Forum Expanded 2019

It's that time of the year again: As part of the Berlinale, Arsenal is putting on the 49th Forum and the 14th Forum Expanded. The Forum main programme consists of 39 films, 31 of which world premieres. It doesn’t consider itself some sort of ‘best of’ list, but rather gathers together a selection of films that try things out, take a stance and refuse to compromise. Some look back at the history of the 20th century, while others focus on what’s to come, even as they remain anchored in the here and now. Numerous films take the written word as their starting point, drawing on or making explicit reference to literature or working with letters, poems and other writings.

The 14th Forum Expanded is moving to a new location: The silent green Kulturquartier will open a new Berlin exhibition venue in the 1600 square meter subterranean Betonhalle on the grounds of the former Wedding crematorium, and the Forum Expanded group exhibition, which has been taking place annually since 2006, will be the inaugural event. The exhibition will be expanded into Ebensperger Rhomberg Gallery and Luxoom Lab, spaces also located on the silent green grounds. And for the first time, the exhibition duration will extend past the Berlinale festival dates until March 9. The exhibition opening will take place on February 6. This year’s Forum Expanded motto is „Antikino (The Siren’s Echo Chamber)“. The programme consists of 30 short and long films, 17 installation works, and a performance that point to life outside the echo chamber that we find ourselves in, and not just in social media.

february 2019, berlinale forum

Archival Constellations in Forum and Forum Expanded

The Forum’s objectives have always included the idea of looking at film history from the point of view of contemporary cinema. Living archive work produces new things of all kinds. More and more films are being digitised and restored. This doesn’t just allow significant moments from cinema to be called to mind, but also enables existing film historical narratives to be reconsidered in a present marked by transmediality and globalisation. The title “Archival Constellations” is at once an expression of this interplay between old and new and a reference to the collaborations and acts of community and solidarity which enable digitisation to help rewrite film history.

february 2019, berlinale forum

Reduced Ticket Prices for Forum and Forum Expanded

In case you didn’t know: As an Arsenal member (and you can easily become one for 12€/9€ at the Arsenal counter) you can get tickets for all Berlinale Forum and Forum Expanded screenings for 6€ per screening or 24€ for 6 screenings!

january 2019, edition

New DVD releases: "Havarie", "Revision" and "And-ek ghes..."

Still from Havarie

After the THE HALFMOON FILES and DER TAG DES SPATZEN, we’re very pleased to release three further DVDs featuring films by Philip Scheffner, in cooperation with Filmgalerie 451: HAVARIE (2016), AND-EK GHES … (2016) and REVISION (2012). In his works, Scheffner has developed his very own style of political reasoning, which redefines what is and is not visible. He creates visual and auditory spaces, interweaving stories and conducting investigations whose points of connection remain open.

arsenal cinema: Arsenal Filmatelier: Big cinema, small cinema #11

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Fluke

Horse Over Tea Kettle

Lights

My Name is Oona

Rhythm

4000 Frames – An Eye Opener Film

Le tonnerre de Jupiter

What's ringing, scratching, rattling in the film?
*Fluke Emily Breer USA 1985 16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*Horse Over Tea Kettle Robert Breer USA 1962 16 mm without dialogue 8 min
*Lights Marie Menken USA 1965 16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*My Name is Oona Gunvor Nelson USA 1969 16 mm OV 10 min
*Rhythm Len Lye USA 1957 16 mm OV 1 min
*4000 Frames – An Eye Opener Film Arthur & Corinne Cantrill AUS 1970 16 mm OV 3 min
*Le tonnerre de Jupiter Georges Méliès F 1903 16 mm without dialogue 4 min

Sound Workshop and Moderation: Eunice Martins and Laura Mello
From 8 years onward
arsenal cinema: Symposium: The Shock of the Real – Filmmakers in Dialogue

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Nomadisches Kino

Nomadisches Kino

Panel with Asli Özge, Pia Marais and Sergei Loznitsa, moderated by Christoph Hochhäusler and Nicolas Wackerbarth (Revolver)
Free admission
approx. 90 min
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Excess and opulence

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Tabu. A Story of the South Seas

Aloha

Aloha Ulrike Ottinger Germany 2016 Blu-ray 25 min
*Tabu. A Story of the South Seas
F.W. Murnau USA 1931
35 mm English Intertitles 86 min

Eunice Martins on piano
arsenal cinema: 50 years of dffb

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Con amore Fabia

Con amore Fabia Maria Teresa Camoglio Germany 1993
DCP 101 min

Maria Teresa Camoglio in person