Preview Program December 2019
December 5 to 20, 2019When Kira Muratova died last year, her chosen native land Ukraine lost the country's undisputed master of cinema, and the world lost one of those rare, almost non-existent artists who were able to maintain bravado – and refuse to compromise their aesthetical and ethical credo – across various distinctly different political regimes. Which, in the case of former Soviet Union, is not a small accomplishment, since film-history of the former socialist federation offers much more examples of concessions and lost courses.
December 22 to January 9, 2020Mel Brooks und Albert Brooks are the unruly subjects of our winter holidays near-complete tribute, and two of the greatest and most consistent Hollywood comedians (both actors, writers and directors) of the late 20th century. It is not, however, our intention to seek similarities and draw parallels between their rich bodies of work. Each of the Brookses has carved a unique signature onto a tapestry of public laughter, and each deserves to stand on his own.
December 9, 2019Kinoreal is offering a jour fixe to explore the documentary in all its many forms. Thomas Heise's new film Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit (2019) is a chronicle of his own family: four generations, two cities (Vienna and Berlin), two world wars, the Shoa, the GDR and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
December 12 and 13, 2019Tomislav Gotovac (1937–2010) was one of the most authentic Croatian and Yugoslav artists of the second half of the 20th century. First and foremost, he was a tireless cinephile obsessed with Hollywood movies and jazz.
December 21, 2019filmkoop wien is a place where moving images are created. It is a place, but also an idea: that of a non-commercial, democratic and open collective. The screening presents a small bouquet of cinematic works from the last 10 years.
December 24, 2019At Christmas – with a screening on the early afternoon of December 24 – we will be showing the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz (1939).
Cyclical Program | Each TuesdayWorks by Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Georges Franju, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Michael Snow