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Three Songs of Lenin
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Be Sand, Not Oil. The Life and Work of Amos Vogel
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Battleship Potemkin & October
These Hammers Don't Hurt Us, 2010, Michael Robinson

October 7 and 8, 2015

The work of artist Michael Robinson (*1981 in Plattsburgh, New York) has been heavily featured at film festivals and in exhibition contexts (e.g. at the Whitney Biennial) for the last ten years. What unifies his films – their gestures, their form, their concerns – is the tension between melancholia and optimism in dealing with the past, through cycles of images which constantly appear, disappear and reappear.[...]

September 24 to October 8, 2015

“Kino-Atlas”, a multipart project curated by Lukas Foerster and Hannes Brühwiler, follows the notion that cinema is a medium of groups and clusters. Just as each individual film comes into being when a group of people gather for a limited time at a specific location, the films themselves gather into social clusters. Los Angeles is the first stop on this journey.[...]

August 28 to October 15, 2015

In European film culture, the French crime thriller holds a position comparable to that of the Western in American cinema – not only because of its sheer quantity and its strong continuity over the decades, but also because it reflects French society with all its overt and hidden conflicts. The Austrian Film Museum is now dedicating a two-part retrospective to this immensely rich genre, starting with the “classic” period 1930 to 1960.[...]

October 15, 2015

The debut feature by Naji Abu Nowar was one of the most important discoveries in last year's festival circuit, receiving an award at the Venice Film Festival and garnering much praise for its mise-en-scène, its acting and its visual design. The breathtaking Cinemascope photography is the work of Austrian cinematographer Wolfgang Thaler, known among other things for his close collaboration with Ulrich Seidl and Michael Glawogger.[...]

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.[...]

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