Program August to October 2020
(August 28 to October 22, 2020)
September 3 to October 19, 2020Thanks to the generosity of the Austrian Film Museum and the breadth and scale they have foreseen for this retrospective, we have been able to explore animation on a scope extending far beyond that of national treasure. With full respect for the canon, we have decided to tell the story of Czechoslovak animation in a heretofore unprecedented way. In order to tap into these preconceptions in a productive way and grasp the idea of what animation actually is, we have decided to present the program in a variety of forms divided into several categories. These span from feature films, monographic profiles dedicated to selected artists and short film selections. (Národní filmový archiv)
September 30 to October 1, 2020The program features outstanding examples of a subgenre that is of particular importance in Israeli (documentary) cinema. The diary film, which in its personal form significantly differs from "objective" reports, has established itself in Israel under the formative influence of exceptional director David Perlov as a logical form for dealing with the country's present and history.
October 21, 2020In his films Guy Debord (1931–1994) worked according to the following principle: do nothing you should, do everything you should not. Created between 1952 and 1978, all the films reflect this rule and confirm what he referred to as his "detestable ambition." Gathered in a single volume for the first time in German, this publication unites the texts of all of Guy Debord's films in a new translation.
October 22, 2020French filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot (*1974) has attracted attention in recent decades as one of the most extraordinary talents in found footage cinema.
Cyclical ProgramWorks by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, Émile Cohl, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Charles Dekeukeleire, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson/Edison Kinetograph, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Marcel Duchamp, VALIE EXPORT, Robert J. Flaherty, Robert Frank, Jean Genet, Richard Leacock, Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, Étienne-Jules Marey, Jonas Mekas, Georges Méliès, Marie Menken, Robert Nelson, Don A. Pennebaker, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Leni Riefenstahl, Jack Smith, Michael Snow, U.S. Government Office of War Information, Dziga Vertov, Jean Vigo