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  • Kathryn's killings

    Arguably the world's most prominent female director, Kathryn Bigelow's filmic feats go back almost 30 years with The Loveless, her first feature. This month, Kino Arsenal showcases her diverse work in a retrospective through Mar 29.

    Mar 5, 2014

  • Firing on all cylinders

    Throughout June, enjoy a glimpse into Arsenal Kino’s impressive archive collection. With 38 different projects from filmmakers and artists, the Living Archive Programme brings home the contemporary relevance of 16 and 35mm independent film gems.

    May 30, 2013

  • Côté by Côté

    Over the last decade, Canadian director Denis Côté has become a bit of an insider’s tip on the arthouse circuit. This month’s retrospective at Arsenal (Apr 12-23) is an extremely rare chance to see his filmography in its entirety.

    Apr 9, 2013

  • One World Berlin film festival

    With human rights as its MO, the One World film festival returns to Berlin for its ninth instalment on these shores, screening 11 documentaries. Catch it at Kino Arsenal and Czech Centre from Nov 22-28.

    Nov 22, 2012

  • Black power

    Through late August, Arsenal is showing 12 African American Blaxploitation movies, all in original English language. From Melvin Van Peebles to Pam Grier, don't miss these classics, sucka!

    Jul 23, 2012 1 Comments

  • Eis in focus

    Confronting clichéd notions of the mysterious isle as a cast away land of ice and Eskimos, Greenland Eyes International Film Festival presents a long list of native and international flicks at Kino Arsenal from Apr 24-30

    Apr 24, 2012

  • Bull's eye

    Old school writing, directing, and producing duo The Archers, aka Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, get 10 of their best screened at the Arsenal this month.

    Mar 30, 2012

  • Otar coming

    Melancholy movie maker Otar Iosseliani heads to Berlin with a selection of his highly acclaimed films that will be shown throughout March.

    Mar 1, 2012

  • Mumblecore at Arsenal

    Andrew Bujalski’s three films have come to represent the dispossessed, semi-articulate state of mind today. Arsenal is hosting a feature of his works with the man himself in attendance starting Jan 24.

    Jan 16, 2012

  • Man of iron

    On view December 2-30 a collection of films from Polish director Andrzej Wajda, one of the few living giants of European postwar cinema, including the Palme d'Or winner, Man of Iron.

    Nov 25, 2011

  • Know your rights

    The One World festival bills itself as a platform for documentary features focused on the media’s role in the fight for universal human rights, screening a range of engaging film. It opens on Nov 24 with Examined Life.

    Nov 17, 2011

  • Neo-Marxist eclecticism

    The 1980s witnessed the emergence of a number of highly talented French filmmakers. Prominent amongst them is Olivier Assayas, whose oeuvre Arsenal is celebrating throughout October with a full retrospective.

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Moroccan voices

    This series of nine recent features and documentaries highlights movies that dare to tackle taboo subjects and to challenge the Moroccan censorship board exploring a decades-long struggle for reform.

    Aug 30, 2011

  • French musicals

    When the nouvelle vague swept through the cinematic world in the 1950s and 1960s, Jacques Demy was right there, his films less overtly political but equally revolutionary.

    Apr 13, 2011

  • Turning Japanese

    Improve your dinner party repetoire of classic Japanese cinema quotes with Kino Arsenal's Shibuya Minoru retrospective.

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Movie Magic

    All aboard, film aficionados: the the ongoing Magical History Tour offers a choice selection of art-house faves, from French New Wave through Dogme 95.

    Jan 31, 2011

  • David, Goliath and Me

    The One World Festival exposes the treachery of the world's Goliaths. But it also shows the audacity of the little people fighting back. The kind of FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT that you can feel good about.

    Nov 19, 2010

  • Nippophilia

    Japanese cinema gets top billing this month at Kino Arsenal. Twelve classic films in 18 days offers everything from cult classics to puppet theatre.

    Nov 4, 2010

  • Foreign Bodies: the Claire Denis retrospective

    A retrospective of France's leading-lady of film-making, Claire Denis, offers everything from murderous rampages to mesmerizing beauty.

    Oct 7, 2010

  • Film for thought: Point of View

    Serious films at Kino Arsenal through November - films for either the serious cinema viewer or those looking for cocktail party fodder.

    Oct 7, 2010

  • Polish vision

    At this year’s FilmPolska – Berlin’s Polish film festival – Kino Arsenal focuses on the men behind the lenses.

    Apr 2, 2010