Program September / October 2021

(September 3 to October 20, 2021)

September 9 to October 20, 2021

Jan Troell & Bo Widerberg

Together, Bo Widerberg (1930–1997) and Jan Troell (*1931) ushered in the dawn of modern Swedish cinema in the early 1960s. Over the next decades, working independently of each other, they found worldwide success with critics and audiences alike with award-winning classics such as Elvira Madigan (Widerberg, 1967) and Utvandrarna (The Emigrants, Troell, 1971). Time and again, both directors amazed and baffled with the extraordinary versatility and complexity of their works which, despite their very different artistic signature, share the element of riveting critical humanism at their core. [...]
September 3 to 8, 2021

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas – Chapter 5

In the summer of 2021, a delegation of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) has set out on a "conquest" of Europe, including a peaceful invasion of Austria. The Film Museum welcomes the friendly invaders with a chapter of the Amos Vogel Atlas dedicated to the revolutionary classics of Third Cinema, which Vogel counted among the central works of contemporary subversive cinema. [...]

New film series starting September 4, 2021

Collection on Screen

Starting in fall 2021, the Austrian Film Museum will launch a new series, Collection on Screen, which will explore film history via the expanse of our own collection.
Introducing the series, this time two modules will be presented at once, dedicated to completely different aspects of our collection: "Neorealismo" and "Positions. Renate Bertlmann, Tatjana Ivančić, Maria Lassnig".
September 16 to 18, 2021

Felix Salten and Cinema

Author Felix Salten (1869–1945) gained worldwide success with his book Bambi, which was adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney. As a key figure of Viennese modernism, Salten also contributed to cinema himself. Coinciding with the final days of the exhibition "Beyond Bambi. Felix Salten and the Discovery of Viennese Modernism" at the Wien Museum MUSA, the Film Museum will show three films along with an accompanying program. [...]
October 2, 2021

Long Night of Museums

We offer a fascinating glimpse into our work in numerous programs. [...]
October 3, 2021

Filmmuseum on Location

"Blind Husbands" at the Wiener Konzerthaus

On October 3, 2021, the premiere of our restoration of Erich von Stroheim's film Blind Husbands will take place at the Konzerthaus as part of the series Film + Music Live. It will be performed by ensemble recherche under the direction of Nacho de Paz, with a musical score created in 2021 by Andreas Eduardo Frank. [...]
October 7 and 8, 2021

Annik Leroy

Utopia and Disenchantment

Belgian filmmaker Annik Leroy explores European history and present in flaneurial, lyrical movements. Since the 1970s, her filmmaking has been daringly engaged in a radically subjective way of looking at the world that is always interested in encounters with people, their words and places. [...]
Each Tuesday

Cyclical Program

What is Film 1–14

Works 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 [...]