The Austrian Film Museum presents film works principally in the form of analog film projections and is committed to locating prints in their original format (35mm and 16mm). Video and digitally-produced works as well as Television productions are screened either on video or digitally as required. Exceptions are noted where appropriate.
Blade Runner, 1982, Ridley Scott
December 1, 2016 to January 5, 2017

Trauma Technology

Science Fiction and Melancholia, 1968-1983
The report "The Limits to Growth" (1972) is only one of the historical indicators of the shift from the technological optimism of the postwar years to the social, economic and intellectual crises of the 1970s and '80s. The series Trauma Technology pursues this mood on the basis of 21 films. Here, between inevitable doom and new dawn, dark lessons may be learned about the finitude and fallibility of all life, even the well-organized kind – a bitter pill towards a new ars moriendi (not on the level of the individual but of the whole species). Such lessons are made bearable only by the grandeur of a sovereign and truly original aesthetics, as in George Lucas' early masterpiece THX 1138 (1971), Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) or Blade Runner (1982), a film that also bears the signature of Kubrick's own SFX wizard, Douglas Trumbull.[...]
December 12, 2016 to January 5, 2017

Ruth Beckermann

Ruth Beckermann has been creating essay films and documentaries for 40 years and is well known internationally as one of Austria's most courageous and spirited filmmakers. With this retrospective the Austrian Film Museum explores the work of a director equally suspicious of both closed narrative forms and a linear view of history. [...]
The Wizard of Oz
December 23 and 24, 2016

Christmas with "The Wizard of Oz"

At Christmas – with screenings on 23.12. and the early afternoon of 24.12. – we will be showing the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939). [...]
His Girl Friday, 1940, Howard Hawks
December 25 to 30, 2016

Screwball Sisters & Marx Brothers

Between Christmas and New Year, as per tradition, the Film Museum presents a selection of Marx Brothers films, interweaving them with other strands of "disobedient cinema". This year's program will showcase one screwball comedy classic and one Marx Brothers film per day. [...]