october 2020, arsenal cinema

It goes on...

From this month on, we will be screening films again on a daily basis albeit in one cinema only, Arsenal 1. In line with the new hygiene concept of the state of Berlin, our cinema now has a maximum capacity of 119 (increasing from 69 previously). To make up for the related reduction in mimumum distance, cinemagoers are requested to keep on their masks also while seated in the cinema. And yet, what better place could there be for Michael Mann’s thrillers and action films, most of which were shot in widescreen, to unfold. While Arsenal 2 has to remain closed for reasons of cost unfortunately, we have revamped our virtual cinema arsenal 3, which will in future relate directly to our institution's activities: the cinema program, Arsenal Distribution and Living Archive, our archival practice based on participation and production. From September 15th to 30th, we dedicating the space to our symposium

and the filmmakers Navina Sundaram, Harun Farocki and Sohrab Shahid Saless, who worked closely with NDR, WDR and ZDF.
september 2020, arsenal cinema

The Professional – Michael Mann Retrospective

The author, director and producer Michael Mann (*1943) is one of the most outstanding US filmmakers of our time. Over the past four decades, he has set new standards in genre cinema with his artistic expression and precise craft. His visually ambitious films, often made in collaboration with the cameraman Dante Spinotti, are characterized by a joyful enthusiasm for movement, an exposed dramaturgy of colors and a particular feel for music. Because of his intensive preparatory work, meticulous research and perfectionism, Mann has frequently been compared to Stanley Kubrick. A central theme of his work is professional ethos; and the definition of people through their jobs, the relationship between work and morals, between work and masculinity, as well as solitude and loneliness, are recurring motifs Arsenal is showing all 12 of Mann's films from September 11-30.

august 2020, transfer

Back Again: Kinozauber

Kinozauber, Arsenal’s film education project for pre-school children, kicked off again: Now that the new school year has started, the artists of Arsenal Filmatelier will finally be able to continue their cooperation with EKT Regenbogen-Kidz and also expand the project to two more kindergartens. The project involves groups of pre-school children making several visits to Arsenal to watch experimental shorts from our collection and engage creatively with aspects such as light, shadow, color, sound, film material and projection.

arsenal cinema: “it is the present, the present of the past” – Films by Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Die Beleidigung Americas im Winter 1977/78

Diesseits und Jenseits

*Die Beleidigung Americas im Winter 1977/78
Ingo Kratisch, Jutta Sartory FRG 1981 16 mm 44 min
*Diesseits und Jenseits Ingo Kratisch, Jutta Sartory FRG 1983 16 mm 34 min

Opening Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory in person
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour – Light in Film

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven Terrence Malick USA 1978
WIth Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard
35 mm OV 94 min

arsenal cinema: “it is the present, the present of the past” – Films by Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory

09:00 pm Cinema 2


O logischer Garten

*O logischer Garten Ingo Kratisch, Jutta Sartory
FRG 1985–88 16 mm 84 min

Ingo Kratisch and Jutta Sartory in person