december 2018, arsenal cinema

Leo McCarey Retrospective

Leo McCarey (1896–1969) was one of Hollywood’s most successful directors in the 30s and 40s, drawing on his great talent for comic and timing and a predilection for improvisation to make some of the most beautiful films of the classical Hollywood era, a unique blend of emotion, humor, vitality, and humanity. Yet despite this success and the admiration of such directorial colleagues as Frank Capra, Jean Eustache, John Ford, Howard Hawks, Ernst Lubitsch, Jean Renoir, Alain Resnais, and François Truffaut, Leo McCarey is almost unknown today. From December 6 - 30, ee are showing a selection of his comprehensive oeuvre in collaboration with the Locarno Film Festival.

 

december 2018, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour - Theatre and Film

The relationship between film and theater oscillates between proximity and distance, inspiration and emancipation. Despite all thoughts of competition, the need for aesthetic and formal independence and the vehement refusal of particular artistic traditions – all aspects which characterized the relationship between film and theater at the beginning of the 20th century – the theatre offers a pool of subjects, models and forms as comprehensive as it is complex, via which the older medium repeatedly inscribes itself within film history. Approaching this relationship from the other way around, film also plays no small part in the "myth of theater" and has opened up long-concealed theatrical spaces and dynamics to the (theater) audience.

We have collected several examples of the diverse connections between theater and film in this month's Magical History Tour, which span various different film historical periods, genres and styles. They draw on the wide-ranging potential of theater within cinema – theater as a source of inspiration or a microcosm, bringing together life and the stage and fiction and reality, blurring boundaries whilst also sometimes seeming to mirror the very world itself.

november 2018, berlinale forum

Cinema Release: "Yours in Sisterhood"

arsenal distribution is releasing YOURS IN SISTERHOOD by Irene Lusztig as of December 6, another film which premiered at this year's Forum.

Irene Lusztig’s documentary set-up succeeds in bringing a wealth of experiences from an earlier generation of the feminist movement into a complex dialogue with the present: In the film women from all walks of life read out and comment upon letters originally sent to the liberal feminist magazine “Ms.” in the 70s in a range of everyday locations across the US.

arsenal cinema: Filmspotting. Exploring the Deutsche Kinemathek's Film Archive

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Der letzte Mann

*Der letzte Mann The Last Laugh
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Germany 1924
DCP 90 min
With the music by Giuseppe Becce

Maria Fuchs in person
arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (2)

07:15 pm Cinema 1


Leben – BRD

Year by Year:
*Leben – BRD How to Live in the FRG
FRG 1990
DCP OV/EnS 83 min

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki: Year by Year / Side by Side (2)

09:00 pm Cinema 1


So Long Good-Bye

Single. Eine Schallplatte wird produziert

Counter-Music:
So Long Good-Bye Radio production FRG 1978 47 min
Single. Eine Schallplatte wird produziert FRG 1979
Digital file OV/EnS 49 min

Antje Ehmann, Christine Lang in person