Arsenal: Rising Stars, Falling Stars - Sweet 16mm Never Been Kissed


Rising Stars, Falling Stars has had a makeover: After eight years, the next event takes place for the first time in the domed hall of the silent green Kulturquartier in Wedding. As always, our film history expert Vaginal Davis and her pianist Daniel Hendrickson will select hidden treasures from Arsenal’s archive.

The two will present them to the audience and reveal detailed insider information about the way the films, which have never been screened in public, were produced and received.

Ms Davis will concentrate on the slim, quick and light format, which for decades allowed filmmakers to intrude into nooks and crannies without having to heed the rules set by the big cinema industry - 16 mm. Arsenal's collection is home to thousands of pearls. To impart a sense of their variety, Vaginal Davis will begin with a selection of shorts featuring rabbits, goldfish and lemmings, a pan shot that crosses a bedroom, an early work about gentrification featuring a new commentary by Ms Davis herself, who has also managed to smuggle her own work into the program: FRAU UNTER EINFLUSS (2001). Behind the doors of the domed hall is the bar of the neighboring MOOS restaurant, which will be open on the evening.

With films by Kenneth Anger, Chantal Akerman, W.C. Fields, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Vaginal Davis and Sharon Sandusky:

Part I
RABBIT’S MOON   Kenneth Anger   USA 1950   without dialogue 7’
LA CHAMBRE   Chantal Akerman   Belgium 1972   OV 11‘
POOL SHARKS   W.C. Fields   USA 1915   Engl. intertitles. 12’

Part II
LE MURA DI SANA’A   Pier Paolo Pasolini   Italy 1973   OV 13’
FRAU UNTER EINFLUSS   Vaginal Davis   2001   
C’MON BABE (DANKE SCHÖN)   Sharon Sandusky   USA 1988   OF 12’

Entrance: 10€ regular, 7,50€ for members

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