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: Big Cinema, Small Cinema #24

04:00 pm Cinema 1


Aufsätze

What Mozart Saw on Mulberry Street

Wenn ich erst zur Schule geh...

Rose for Red

*Aufsätze Peter Nestler FRG 1963 DCP 11 min
*What Mozart Saw on Mulberry Street
Rudy Burckhardt & Joseph Cornell USA 1956 16 mm 6 min
*Wenn ich erst zur Schule geh... Winfried Junge GDR 1961 35 mm 13 min
*Rose for Red Diana Wilson USA 1980 16 mm without dialogue 2 min

Moderated by Ute Aurand and Robert Beavers For everyone ages 6 and above
arsenal cinema: Vaginal Davis presents Contemporary Vinegar Syndrome followed by Late Night Fermentation Salon by Wu Tsang

06:00 pm


White Christmas

*White Christmas Harun Farocki FRG 1968
16 mm OV 4 min
White Christmas Michael Curtiz USA 1954
DCP OV 120 min
+ Late Night Fermentation Salon
At Gropius Bau

Presented by Vaginal Davis and guests Screening and Salon: 25 € (for Arsenal members 22 €), Screening only: 8 € (for Arsenal members 5 €) Online tickets at www.gropiusbau.de and at the box office at Gropius Bau
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour - Theatre and Film

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Vanya on 42nd Street

*Vanya on 42nd Street Louis Malle
USA 1994 With Julianne Moore, Wallace Shawn
35 mm OV 120 min

arsenal cinema: Leo McCarey Retrospective

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Once Upon a Honeymoon

Once Upon a Honeymoon USA 1942
With Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Walter Slezak
35 mm OV 115 min
Preserved by the Library of Congress