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: UdK Seminar FILMFILM

05:00 pm Cinema 2


Weissfilm

Free Radicals

Stadt in Flammen

Negative Man

Permanent Wave

Peggy’s Blue Skylight

Le retour à la raison

Girl from Moush

Thunder

Austerity Measures

10 Feet, 1000 Frames

Hand Catching Lead

Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon

FULTU FALTU FILIM – Full-On Failure Film

Farewell

*Weissfilm Birgit u. Wilhelm Hein 1977 16 mm 5 min
*Free Radicals Len Lye 1958 16 mm 5 min
*Stadt in Flammen Jürgen Reble 1984 16 mm 5 min
*Negative Man Cathy Joritz 1985 16 mm 2 min
*Permanent Wave Anita Thacher 1966 16 mm 4 min
*Peggy’s Blue Skylight Joyce Wieland 1964–1986 16 mm 12 min
*Le retour à la raison Man Ray 1923 16 mm 2 min
*Girl from Moush Gariné Torossian 1993 16 mm 5 min
*Thunder Takashi Ito 1982 16 mm 5 min
*Austerity Measures Guillaume Cailleau, Ben Russel D 2012 16 mm 8 min
*10 Feet, 1000 Frames Georges Maciunas 1966 16 mm 1 min
*Hand Catching Lead Richard Serra 1968 16 mm 3 min
*Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon Tomonari Nishikawa 2016 16 mm 10 min
FULTU FALTU FILIM – Full-On Failure Film Bernd Lützeler 2017 35 mm 2 min
*Farewell Stefan Zeyen 2009 DVD 3 min

arsenal cinema: Archive außer sich: ANNA

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Anna

*Anna Alberto Grifi, Massimo Sarchielli
Italy 1972–75 DCP OV/EnS 213 min

With a presentation by Constanze Ruhm
arsenal cinema: Magical History Tour: Production Design

08:00 pm Cinema 1


Ugetsu monogatari

Ugetsu monogatari Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan 1953 35 mm OV/GeS 97 min