Best in Show, 2000, Christopher Guest

October 16 to November 30, 2015

In the kingdom of cinema-creatures, the human animal sets the tone. It dominates the action, elevates itself above the other animals, delegates them to certain tasks, and never under any circumstance grants them access to the camera or the editing room. Thus, the cinema of ants, birds and fish always remains a cinema of humans – even though we often like to imagine how it would look the other way around.[...]

November 13 to 30, 2015

Manoel de Oliveira's work is rich in connections to the history and literature of his Portuguese homeland, and it marked one of those unique and often baffling positions in modern cinema that the European film industry has tolerated less and less over the past 30 years. With his debut feature from 1942, De Oliveira (1908–2015) was one of the first to represent this kind of cinema – and he will also have been one of the last.[...]

December 2, 2015 to January 6, 2016

John Cassavetes remained a maverick and an outsider throughout his life. Within the American film industry, he was tolerated more than he was respected – and recognised as an actor rather than a director. Soon after his death, however, another view caught on among the up-and-coming generation of cinemagoers and formative critics of our time, gauging Cassavetes as possibly the most significant director to emerge from the U.S. since the demise of the studio system.[...]

December 9 to 16, 2015

“Kino-Atlas”, a multipart project launched by the Film Museum in September this year, follows the notion that cinema is a medium of groups and clusters. Just as groups of people gather at a specific location, the films themselves gather into social clusters: as "New Waves", film school cliques, political marriages of convenience, or production units within a studio system. The second chapter is devoted to the remarkable films created by the British General Post Office (GPO).[...]

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Österreich in Bild und Ton 41b/35: Koringa, der weibliche Fakir


Österreich in Bild und Ton: 1935-1937

Austrofascist newsreels (on German site)

Die Rückseite des Films

The "flipside" of cinema

EFG1914 – European Film Gateway

The First World War in moving images

Kinonedelja – Online Edition
Dziga Vertov's earliest newsreel films

StadtFilmWien & Stadtfilme

All kinds of ephemeral films about Vienna

The Making of F.W. Murnau's Tabu

Takes & outtakes from Murnau's final film


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"Following film" with Christoph Huber