Program Preview March / April 2024

(March 1 to May 1, 2024)

March 1 to April 26, 2024

Life Courses

Long-Term Observations from Seven Decades

The documentary form of the long-term observation has a very special relationship to the course of life and its processes. This is what differentiates it, for instance, from biographical narratives and audiovisual chronicles that summarize – firmly anchored in the present. At the same time, when we spend a few hours with fragments of filmic time recorded over a span of decades, we become witnesses to how children grow up fast and how adults grow old and lose time, while ourselves gaining time for the question: What is life? [...]
March 3 to May 1, 2024

Collection on Screen

Glawogger Favorites

To complement our retrospective of the work of Michael Glawogger, we present a Collection on Screen whose films celebrate his close relationship to the Film Museum. The selection is intentionally surprising and agile, like Michael Glawogger's own thinking. [...]
March 7 and 8, 2024

Despite: Breathing. Constellating. Gathering

The film program Despite: Breathing, Constellating, Gathering curated by Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński, traces movements of air and breath in the works of contemporary filmmakers from the African diaspora, addressing the wastelands created by slavery, colonialism, and imperialism, which nevertheless provide fertile ground for the radical examination of Black life. [...]
March 13, 2024

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

Angela Hareiter

After the screening of Lebenslinien III – Elisabeth. Die Erde versinkt (1983, Käthe Kratz), Katharina Wöppermann and Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg will talk with Angela Hareiter, who is an important pioneer of production design in Austrian cinema. [...]
March 14, 2024

60th Anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum

Cinema is More Than a Dark Room!

On the afternoon and evening of March 14th, you can get a picture of the diversity of our collection, our curatorial work, and our research projects in 2024: entrance is free for thirty-minute presentations, film programs, lectures, and readings providing insights into our activities. [...]
March 20 and May 1, 2024

The Amos Vogel Atlas – Chapter 17

Revolutionary Cinema from Mexico

In this chapter, we combine Paul Leduc's rarely screened documentary Etnocidio: Notas sobre el mezquital (1977) with two Mexican masterpieces made by Rubén Gámez and Luis Buñuel. [...]
March 21 to April 29, 2024

Michael Glawogger

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Michael Glawogger's death, we are presenting a comprehensive retrospective of his work as a cinematographer, author, and director who dared to tackle almost every conceivable genre and format. In order to provide a deeper insight into his unique oeuvre, we are inviting numerous well-known companions and colleagues as part of the retrospective. [...]
March 24 and April 27, 2024

Cinema for Little Ones

Film Tricks

Cinema for Little Ones brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. This time we look at some film tricks and consider together: How did they do that? [...]
April 7, 2024

Collection on Screen

Michael Pilz – Part 4

In small steps and as part of our monthly series Collection of Screen, we continue to explore Michael Pilz' epic work, this time with Across the River (1997/2005). [...]
April 24 and 25, 2024

In Person

Susan Mogul

The video art pioneer will personally present her humorous and deconstructive work, which she has been realizing as a performative autobiography for the camera since the 1970s.
Each Tuesday

What Is Film

Program 43–60

Peter Kubelka's cycle What Is Film was created in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema. [...]