january 2021, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3 in January

The program of our virtual cinema arsenal 3 makes direct reference to the activities carried out by our institution: the program of the Arsenal 1 & 2 cinemas , 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 January we will show two programs: the films by Philip Scheffner and program dealing with the the National Film Institute of Guinea-Bissau (INCA – Instituto Nacional de Cinema e Audiovisual).

december 2020, berlinale forum

Berlinale 2021 Will Be a Festival in Two Stages

Industry Online Offer in March / Public Event in June

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the 71st Berlin International Film Festival has developed a new festival format for 2021 and is pleased to be able to hold the festival for the industry and the public. The industry platforms European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will kick off the 71st Berlinale in March with an online offer. In June, there will be a summer event with numerous film screenings for the public audiences – in cinemas as well as open air. The division allows to maintain the two supporting pillars: film market and festival.

december 2020, berlinale forum

Radical Cinema, Then and Now

Online Panel Discussion

As part of the film series Comes the Revolution: The Berlinale Forum at 50 that is showing from December 14 to 20, the German Film Office presents a panel discussion on radical cinema in the 1970s, its legacy, and the continued importance of political filmmaking today. With Josh Siegel, curator of the film series, Berlinale Forum section head Cristina Nord, filmmakers Nuotama Bodomo and Rosa von Praunheim, and festival director Annouchka de Andrade. Moderated by film scholar Yasmina Price.


The discussion takes place on December 18, 2020 at 2pm. Register here.


december 2020, berlinale forum

Berlinale Spotlight: 50 Years of the Forum in New York

As part of the Berlinale Spotlight series, the Arsenal iis presenting a selection taken from this year’s Berlinale Forum anniversary programme along with the German Film Office, an initiative of German Films and the Goethe-Institut New York. Together with film curators of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Berlinale Forum has put together six programmes entitled "Comes the Revolution: The Berlinale Forum at 50", which can be seen online on the website of the Goethe-Institut from December 14 to 20.

arsenal cinema: Big cinema, small cinema #18: Circles, spirals and stones

04:00 pm Cinema 1

Opus 2 & Opus 3



One & Eye Blink

Circle Phases

*Opus 2 & Opus 3 Walter Ruttmann Germany 1921 & 1924
16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*Filmstudie Hans Richter Germany 1926
16 mm without dialogue 4 min
*Escape Mary Ellen Bute USA 1937
16 mm without dialogue 6 min
*One & Eye Blink Yoko Ono USA 1966
16 mm without dialogue 5 & 1 min
Circle Phases Lara Faroqhi Germany 2018
Digital file without dialogue 10 min

Lara Faroqhi in person Moderated by Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz Aged 8 and above
arsenal cinema:

06:00 pm Cinema 1


Hase und Igel

*Hirnhexen Ula Stöckl FRG 1972 16 mm 45 min
Ula Stöckl in person, Moderated by Toby Ashraf
*Hase und Igel Ula Stöckl FRG 1974
With Claudia Rückert 16 mm 60 min

Ula Stöckl in person, Moderated by Bärbel Freund, Thomas Mauch
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour
 – Lost Films Found

07:30 pm Cinema 2

A tolonc

A tolonc The Undesirable
Mihály Kertész (Michael Curtiz) Hungary 1914
DCP English IT 63 min

arsenal cinema: Ula Stöckl Retrospective

08:30 pm Cinema 1

Haben Sie Abitur?

Neun Leben hat die Katze

*Haben Sie Abitur? Ula Stöckl FRG 1967 35 mm 17 min
*Neun Leben hat die Katze Ula Stöckl FRG 1968
With Kristine Deloup DCP 86 min

Ula Stöckl in person, Moderated by Bärbel Freund