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. X
"This year the Selection Committee has rejected West German films whose authors dared to take reality into serious consideration,"
said the pamphlet that was supposed to be distributed at the Oberhausen Film Festival in 1965, three years after the famous
manifesto. Before long, three young filmmakers who were among the signatories went on to become the core members of the Munich
Group and soon brought a new, unrestrained timbre to German cinema: Rudolf Thome, Klaus Lemke and Max Zihlmann.
Incidentally, the manifesto composed by Thome, Lemke, Zihlmann, Straub and Nestler was never distributed. Unlike the Oberhauseners,
no member of the Munich Group was suited to become a film politician. And their films have aged all the better for it. [...]
To start off the season, the Film Museum presents Part 2 of its retrospective dedicated to French crime cinema. Around 1960,
propelled by the growth spurt of the New Wave, the crime film was catapulted from its "classical" period into modernity. [...]
In its entirety, her work reads as a project of an alternative German historiography after the Second World War: it is not
the "big" topics that come into play, but the marginalized discourses. Instead of a patriarchal view of the signs of the times,
her perspective is that of a critically thinking woman surveying their side effects. [...]
Notfilm (2015) is the poetic and deeply insightful result of Ross Lipman's year-long research and restoration work on Samuel Beckett,
Buster Keaton and their joint short film called Film (1965). The Film Museum will host the Austrian premiere of Notfilm, which will be shown together with Film.