Program September / October 2022

(September 1 to October 20, 2022)

September 1 to October 20, 2022

Martin Scorsese

No other living American filmmaker is as significant as Martin Scorsese. Over more than four decades, the director has developed an original, multilayered, and extremely powerful style with an immeasurable influence on world cinema. Several of his works, including Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990), are regularly ranked among the great American classics. As an ardent cinephile, Scorsese has also become the most prominent international figurehead for the preservation and dissemination of film history – no less than as Honorary President of the Austrian Film Museum, which will devote a complete retrospective to him in honor of his 80th birthday on November 17, 2022. [...]
September 8 to October 19, 2022

Márta Mészáros

Márta Mészáros is undoubtedly the most prominent female director in Hungarian film history. This series – apart from the Diary trilogy of the 1980s – concentrates on the first period of her filmmaking career, the late 1960s and 1970s, which are full of extraordinary female figures. [...]
September 11 and October 15, 2022

Cinemini on Tour

Cinema for Little Ones

Cinemini on Tour brings film programs, moderated by a film educator, to children ages 3 and up and their families. [...]
September 15, 2022

In Person

Katrina Daschner

Katrina Daschner's film and video work is opulent, carnivalesque, and visionary. In a multilayered mix combining different artistic forms and media, Daschner exhausts the possibilities offered by the New Burlesque for gallantry, masquerade, resistance, eccentricity, and a love of surfaces and objects. [...]
September 21, 2022

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas 10: Medium & Event

This chapter is dedicated to film's potential to produce cinematic events that activate viewers in hopes of changing the world and society. [...]
September 24, 2022

In Memoriam Gerhard Jagschitz

Book Presentation

A new festschrift published by Medien Archive Austria is devoted to Gerhard Jagschitz's pioneering work in the field of audiovisual media. This book presentation will include a discussion of Jagschitz's significant work with and in the media by companions and colleagues. [...]
September 25, 2022


Showing as a Primordial Educational Gesture
Educational Film Practice

Alongside a "literacy lesson on educational film" providing a sampling of its various forms and dissecting its three pillars of "education/training," "nurturing/counseling," and "national education," five programs will illustrate the genre's complex rhetoric, grammar, and strategies. [...]
September 28 to 30, 2022

Pierre Clémenti

The Revolution Is Only the Beginning

As an actor, Pierre Clémenti became a post-new Wave icon through Luis Buñuel's Belle de jour (1967). Almost unknown, however, is Clémenti's career as an underground filmmaker. His son Balthazar Clémenti will be present to introduce and discuss his father's directorial work. [...]
October 8, 2022

Artistic Research at the Film Museum

Vienna Queerstories

The results of the project Vienna Queerstories – a collaboration with the department of Applied Photography and Time-Based Media at the University of Applied Arts – will be presented with free admission. [...]
October 9, 2022

Collection on Screen

Gottfried Bechtold

The films by the sculptor and media artist are experimental set-ups: Gottfried Bechtold turns tools and people into performers. A secretive phone call, a flashy neon sign, a noble recitation – the program verges on obsessive cheerfulness. [...]
October 12, 2022

Talks with Women Film Pioneers

Director Susanne Zanke

After a lively launch with screenwriter Hilde Berger, the series continues with screenwriter and director Susanne Zanke (Eine Minute Dunkel macht uns nicht blind, 1987). [...]
October 16, 2022

Collection on Screen

Lav Diaz – Part 2

Our slow and ongoing Lav Diaz retrospective – featuring films from our collection that Diaz has entrusted us to preserve – continues with a rare screening of the director's second feature Naked Under the Moon. [...]
Each Tuesday

What Is Film

Program 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 [...]