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BACK TO THE CINEMA: Cinema of the DFF opens on June 18

13.06.2020 | 10:11 Clock | Culture
BACK TO THE CINEMA: Cinema of the DFF opens on June 18

A few movie theaters have already opened, but most cinemas - and especially smaller movie theaters - remain closed so far. And that, although they are actually allowed to open. But due to the requirements of the state of Hesse, a play operation would not be economical - especially since there are also still no new films that could be shown in the cinemas. But that is about to change. Not only have some film distributors already announced new releases from the end of June. Also most of Frankfurt's art house cinemas want to resume operations from 02 July.

To shorten the wait for this, the cinema of the Filmmuseum DDF is already offering first screenings from 18 June. After a three-month closure, films will then be shown Thursdays to Sundays until 02 July. Together with other cinemas, it will then be "BACK TO THE CINEMAS" with a daily programme from the beginning of July! For the reopening, the program of the next two weekends in June picks up directly where it left off with the beginning of the Corona crisis and gives in three small film series first opportunity to catch up on failed cinema experiences.

"By far"the most beautiful: Film Culture at the DFF Cinema

Carefully curated films from all decades and in all formats will finally be back for cineastes to see in their original versions and on the big screen. For this purpose, the DFF has developed a security concept that ensures compliance with the required hygiene and distance rules with reduced seating. For example, the DFF cinema is legally obliged to record the contact details of cinema-goers in order to be able to track the possible spread of the corona virus. Masks are compulsory throughout the building, including at the entrance and exit to the cinema. Mouth/nose protection may be removed in the cinema seat during the screening. More info can be found at:

In addition to the outstanding and multiple award-winning program, moviegoers are likely to have missed the special atmosphere and communal film experience at the DFF cinema. In the House of Film on the Schaumainkai, visitors can enjoy film culture directly and be carried away, shaken and touched. With modern projection technology for all formats, the DFF cinema ensures the highest visual and acoustic quality.

Cinema programme in June

June 18 - 21

June 25 - 28. June

Always Thursdays through Sundays

Close-up: Mario Adorf

Six months before his 90th birthday. Birthday Mario Adorf wished to be allowed to show those cinema works in the cinema of the DFF, which mean the most to him from his own oeuvre. Already in January, a small exhibition had opened in the foyer of the DFF, which will present Adorf's special mimicry and versatility through photos and other exhibits until the end of July.

In June, the DFF cinema will show a selection of the screenings that unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the pandemic-related closure.

Thursday, June 18, 6 p.m.

LOLA | BRD 1981. dir: Rainer Werner Fassbinder. D: Barbara Sukowa, Mario Adorf, Armin Mueller-Stahl. 115 min. 35mm

Friday, June 19, 6 p.m.

BOMBER AND PAGANINI | BRD/Austria 1976. dir: Nikos Perakis. D: Mario Adorf, Tilo Prückner, Barbara Valentin. 114 min. DCP

Sunday, June 21, 6 p.m.

DIE BLECHTROMMEL | BRD/France 1979. R: Volker Schlöndorff. D: David Bennent, Mario Adorf, Angela Winkler. 145 min. 35mm

Thursday, June 25, 6 p.m.

IL DELITTO MATTEOTTI | The Assassination of Matteotti. Italy 1973. dir: Florestano Vancini. D: Franco Nero, Mario Adorf, Damiano Damiani, Vittorio De Sica 120 min. 35mm. OmU

Friday, June 26, 6 p.m.

DER LETZTE MENTSCH | Germany/Switzerland/France 2014. dir: Pierre-Henry Salfati. D: Mario Adorf, Katharina Derr, Hannelore Elsner. 97 min. DCP

Saturday, June 27, 8:30 p.m.

DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM | BRD 1975. dir: Volker Schlöndorff, Margarethe von Trotta. D: Angela Winkler, Mario Adorf, Jürgen Prochnow 106 min. 35mm


Maximilian Schell - Film Series for the Exhibition:

Until 28. June is the special exhibition Maximilian Schell at the DFF to see, to its conclusion in June accompanying again three films with Maximilian Schell in the cinema of the DFF.

Saturday, June 20, 6 p.m.

THE CHOSEN | USA 1981. dir: Jeremy Paul Kagan. D: Maximilian Schell, Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Barry Miller. 108 min. 35mm. OmU

Saturday, June 27, 6 p.m.

THE HOUSE OF THE SLEEPING BEAUTIFUL | Germany 2006. R: Vadim Glowna. D: Vadim Glowna, Maximilian Schell, Angela Winkler. 99 min. 35mm

Sunday, June 28, 6 p.m.

I SEQUESTRATI DI ALTONA The Enclosed of Altona | Italy/France 1962. R: Vittorio De Sica D: Sophia Loren, Maximilian Schell, Fredric March, Robert Wagner. 114 min. 35mm. DF


The Act of Filming - Reflections on Cinema and Politics

.Whether for the dissemination and enforcement of particular ideologies or their subversion, whether for the formation of a collective identity or as a site for social discourse, the uses of film as a medium on the political battlefield are manifold.

The series presents a selection of films released in March and April that reflect on the relationship between cinema and politics and the accompanying questions around social and artistic responsibility and representation, finding new forms of artistic and political expression.

Friday, June 19, 8:30 p.m.

AGARRANDO PUEBLO The Vampires of Poverty | Colombia 1978. dir: Luis Ospina. D: Luis Alfonso Londoño, Carlos Mayolo, Ramiro Arbeláez. 28 min. DCP. OmeU. + ICI ET AILLEURS Here and Elsewhere | France 1976. dir: Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, Jean-Pierre Gorin. 53 min. 16mm. OmeU

Saturday, June 20, 8:30 p.m.

SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS Sullivan's Travels | USA 1941. dir: Preston Sturges d: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick. 90 min. 35mm. OmU

Friday, June 26, 8:30 p.m.

IN FILM NIST This is not a film | Iran 2011. R: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi. Documentary. 75 min. digital. OmU

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