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May 6 to June 19, 2016

38 examples of the staggeringly dynamic, stirringly political and sexually provocative cinema of the early sound era in American movies. The historical moment of Pre-Code Cinema owes its moniker to the so-called Production Code, a moralizing system of self-censorship enforced by the major Hollywood studios from the summer of 1934 to put a swift end to the freedoms of the preceding years.[...]

June 1, 2016

Siegfried Mattl (1954–2015) was one of the Austria’s most renowned contemporary historians and Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society. And he was a cinephile: films in all their variety presented him with new approaches in the study of the dynamics of urban experience and historical reality. Mattl’s writings on film and history have now been gathered in a publication under the title The Radiance of a City.[...]

June 3 to 19, 2016

Verhoeven’s 14 feature films made since 1971 implicitly revolve around the following question: where – between genre and experiment, entertainment and subversion, commercialism and obsession – can an artist working with film find his place? In Verhoeven’s case, the boundaries and opportunities of the politique des auteurs prove even less clearly identifiable than usual, since his oeuvre is divided into two worlds.[...]

June 9, 2016

El Club is set around a remote house on the stormy northern coast of Chile, where Catholic priests found guilty of pedophilia and other crimes have been banished to. “Not since Polanski’s Cul-de-Sac or Tarkovsky’s Stalker has desolation looked as mighty or as chastening. Even in that dankness, though, the film’s compassion is strongly felt, its mordant humor glinting like a blade.” (The Guardian) [...]

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