january 2022, startpage

New Hygiene Policy

Please note that the "2G-Plus" rule applies for entry to Arsenal from Saturday, January 15th (more information can be found here)

january 2022, arsenal cinema

Consultations – Documentary Works from Past and Present

Entrusting films to dialogue, providing images from diverse perspectives, archiving discourses and keeping them alive—this emphatic mission on the part of the Duisburger Filmwoche and Arsenal functions as the impulse for this joint program running from January 20-22. Current documentaries screened at recent editions of the renowned festival for documentary cinema from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will placed in relationship with older works from the festival’s illustrious 45-year history.Films can be seen that are dedicated to people, milieu and moods for which few or only stereotypical images circulate: works that go along with the circumstances they find and devote themselves to their protagonists. The various correspondences between the selected films reveal impressions of autobiographical exploration and supposedly marginal or marginalized ways of life and feelings, with each work creating its own usual visual language in so doing. The combination of historical and current films creates unexpected connections and allows new impressions to be created in the space brought about by the temporal distance between the individual films.

While the Duisburger Filmwoche creates a space for committed debates between filmmakers and audiences in November every year, “Consultations” functions as an encounter between images themselves as they enter into an exchange. As a written protocol of each discussion in Duisburg is produced and stored in the festival’s protocol archive at protokult.de, the research now being carried out in this archive forms the starting point for new cinematographic dialogues, allowing images to enrich and find new paths to one another that have yet to appear on any map.

january 2022, arsenal cinema

"The gatekeepers exist to be overthrown." Amos Vogel – Repeats and Responses (III)

The timespan of the third and final part of our tribute to New York film curator Amos Vogel (1921–2012) begins with his tenure as founding director of the New York Film Festival (1963–1968) and follows his work as a curator, author and film educator up until the end of the 90s. Alongside articles, correspondence and notes from Vogel’s extensive personal estate, one important reference for the film selection is his recently republished book "Film as a Subversive Art" (1974), which testifies to his conception of film and cinema running counter to the canon. (23-30 January)

january 2022, arsenal cinema

arsenal 3: On Amos Vogel // Works to Correspond with Dario Argento and David Lynch

To complement our tribute to New York film curator Amos Vogel, two films are showing on arsenal 3 that connect to Vogel’s biography, one directly, one indirectly.

In addition,we are showing two features and six shorter works that correspond with the oeuvres of directors Dario Argento and David Lynch to expand on our main program in December.



december 2021, arsenal cinema

Forum and Forum Expanded 2022: First Works Confirmed

The 52nd International Forum of New Cinema and the 17th Forum Expanded will take place from the 10th to the 20th of February 2022. The Forum Expanded exhibition, which had to be cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic, will also open in February 2022.

arsenal cinema: Unknown Pleasures #12
 – American Independent Film Fest

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Between the Lines

Between the Lines Joan Micklin Silver USA 1977
With Jeff Goldblum, John Heard, Lindsay Crouse
DCP OV 101 min

Introduced by Hannes Brühwiler