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Be Sand, Not Oil. The Life and Work of Amos Vogel
Das Teufelchen, 1917, Dr. R. Portegg [i.e. Rosa Porten & Franz Eckstein]

February 26 to March 11, 2015

Over the past ten years, the Austrian Film Museum has restored and preserved around 350 films, sometimes in a joint effort with other FIAF archives and often in close collaboration with the artists themselves. This program assembles a selection of 35 preserved works from many different genres and formats, created between 1907 and 2001.[...]

February 13 to March 9, 2015

In German film history, the cinema of the Weimar Republic represents the golden age: classics such as The Last Laugh by F.W. Murnau, Metropolis and M by Fritz Lang and the great silent films by G.W. Pabst are considered key works of the medium. But they are merely the tip of the iceberg of an enormously fertile cinema, made possible by the boom of the German film industry following World War I.[...]

March 5, 2015

Manfred Neuwirth is one of the most versatile of Austria’s independent filmmakers. For nearly 40 years, he has alternated between all styles, genres and formats: classical documentaries, elaborate installations, experimental videos and reworkings of found footage. Neuwirth's latest work, now being world-premiered at the Film Museum, continues his series of "structural documentaries."[...]

March 6 and 8, 2015

In 1930, at the beginning of the sound film era, Sergej Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin (1925) returned to German-language screens: as a "talkie" with synchronized sound on shellac discs. The Russian soldiers spoke German dialogue, and Viennese composer Edmund Meisel reworked his music for the talkie Version. Just a few months later, Meisel died – and the sound version of Battleship Potemkin was soon forgotten.[...]

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