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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The Searchers, 1956, John Ford

October 16 to November 30, 2014

Spanning six decades and more than 140 films, John Ford's lifelong project was the telling of the story of the United States of America – in a deeply personal yet popular form. He was recognized early on as one of the greats of cinema, both in the perception of the public (he received his first directing Oscar for the The Informer, and was the only person to win this award four times), as well as that of cinephiles and his director colleagues.[...]

November 10 to December 3, 2014

Thomas Heise, born in 1955 in East Berlin, is one of the most important documentary filmmakers of our time. Since the early 1990s, he has realized a singular oeuvre which still awaits discovery outside of German-speaking Europe. Dedicated to the social upheaval in "reunified" Germany, his thrilling body of work provides a much more rigorous and complex perspective on this era than the cultural mainstream has ever been able to muster.[...]

November 19 to 24, 2014

Gregory J. Markopoulos was twenty (and still a student at the University of Southern California) when he completed his first masterpiece, the one-hour Du sang, de la volupté et de la mort (1947-48). Influenced by surrealism and literary modernism, and along with Mara Deren and Kenneth Anger, he was one of the founders of the New American Cinema, the most significant movement in independent cinema after 1945.[...]

November 25 to 29, 2014

"The exhibition space of a film museum is the screen." This is Peter Kubelka in 1964, a few weeks before he and Peter Konlechner founded the Austrian Film Museum. 50 years later, this somewhat avant-gardist (and, at the same time, very simple) conception still serves as a mark of distinction vis-a-vis many other institutions – within the realm of film and beyond. It distinguishes itself by inextricably tying the cinema and the museum together.[...]

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