The homage will include such classic titles as Bonnie And Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, and Little Big Man.
"Arthur Penn's films of the 1960s and early 1970s reanimated the crisis-ridden American cinema," said festival director Dieter Kosslick. He is a great director, who deeply influenced the American cinema d'auteur."
The homage is being organised by the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum fuer Film und Fernsehen. It is also responsible for staging the 2007 Berlinale's Retrospective, dedicated to "City Girls.-Images of Women in Silent Film" with a total of 30 silent film programmes under the subheadings "Working Girls", "Flaming Youth", "Husbands and Wives", and "Fate and Passion".