1964 | 2014

The Austrian Film Museum at Fifty: Anniversary Projects
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Be Sand, Not Oil. The Life and Work of Amos Vogel
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Cover Tri pesni o Lenine
Three Songs of Lenin
The Breaking Point, 1950, Michael Curtiz

December 4, 2014 to January 8, 2015

Founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese with the goal of preserving American Cinema in all its diversity, The Film Foundation has since effected the restoration and preservation of about 1000 films in cooperation with the most important film archives in the United States. From this vast pool of preserved films, the retrospective presents 48 works in gloriously restored film prints, focusing on a period known as the classical era of American Cinema.[...]

December 23 and 24, 2014

At Christmas – screening once on December 23 and again in the early afternoon of December 24 – the Film Museum presents the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939).[...]

December 25 to 30, 2014

Between Christmas and New Year, the Film Museum traditionally showcases films with the Marx Brothers. This year, from December 25 to December 30, each day we present one Marx Bros. work and one highlight from the series American Cinema Restored.[...]

January 9 to February 12, 2015

Sixty years ago, Vittorio De Sica was one of the most famous and admired filmmakers in the world – and a kind of synonym for the global success of Italian neo-realism. In 1948, Sciusciŕ was honored with a special Oscar at the 20th Academy Awards. Two years later, another followed for Ladri di biciclette. The retrospective presents 21 films directed by Vittorio De Sica between 1941 and 1970, as well as 13 of his works as an actor.[...]

January 29 to February 12, 2015

"In Indian cinema, no one has managed to surpass the violence and epic beauty of his images," said Satyajit Ray about his colleague Ritwik Ghatak, who was only posthumously recognized as one of Asia's greatest filmmakers. While Ray himself seemed to perfectly fulfill Western expectations of the Indian art film, the electrifying, fragmented, experimental work of the self-doubting "problem child" Ghatak offered no comfort.[...]



No screenings on December 31, 2014.

The library is closed December 23, 2014 through January 7, 2015.

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