Archive of films Come With Me to the Cinema – The Gregors / Komm mit mir in das Cinema – Die Gregors

2022, 155 min

Section: Out of the Past
Year: 2022

In this documentary, the ninety-year-old film historian Ulrich Gregor and his wife Erika share why they called the arthouse cinema where they showed more than 16,000 films the “Arsenal”, and explain what lies behind the name Forum, the Berlinale's important independent section, which they founded and whose program they shaped for thirty years. Besides a personal portrait, the film is also an exciting journey into the history of film and society in Germany and Europe.


Sixty-two years of marriage characterized by a shared interest and close collaboration that fundamentally shaped German cinematic culture. Together they set up the Friends of the German Cinematheque (1963) and the Arsenal arthouse cinema (1970), they founded Forum, the section that changed the entire concept behind the Berlinale (1970), and saw more than a hundred thousand films – these are just a few facts from the documentary on German film historian Ulrich Gregor and his wife Erika. Despite their advanced age, both appear in the film as dazzling guides who share their great knowledge as they comment with intellectual insight on photographs, period footage, and film clips capturing important milestones in the history of cinema and audience reception.

Zdena Škapová

About the director

Alice Agneskirchner

Alice Agneskirchner (1966, Munich). Selected filmography: Raulien’s District (1995), Dear Mum, I Hardly Knew You… (2006), Apartment in Berlin (2013), Who Owns Nature? (2017), How “Holocaust” Got on Television (2018), Kids in the Spotlight (2019), Come With Me to the Cinema – The ​Gregors (2022).


Ehlermann & Agneskirchner Filmproduktion
Goltzstr. 39, 10781, Berlin
Tel: +49 302 196 9906
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Out of the Past
Director: Alice Agneskirchner
Screenplay: Alice Agneskirchner
Dir. of Photography: Jan Kerhart
Music: Max Knoth
Sound: Roman Strack
Editor: Silke Botsch
Producer: Sandra Ehlermann, Alice Agneskirchner
Production: Ehlermann & Agneskirchner Filmproduktion
Contact: Ehlermann & Agneskirchner Filmproduktion


Ulrich Gregor


Erika Gregor


Sandra Ehlermann


Jan Kerhart

Director of Photography

Max Knoth

Music Composer

Silke Botsch

Film Editor


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