Program November 2018
October 26 to December 5, 2018The retrospective The B-Film reconsiders the history and legacy of that singular mode of low-budget filmmaking invented within the Hollywood studio system and kindled long after as an ideal and inspiration by diverse filmmakers from Jean-Luc Godard and Seijun Suzuki to Hartmut Bitomosky and Kathryn Bigelow. The B-film, this retrospective makes clear, was a historically specific mode of cinema that flourished from the mid-1930s until the 1948 Paramount Decree, thanks to the institution of the double bill and the dedicated B-units established within the major studios.
October 26 to November 8, 2018For the first time, the Austrian Film Museum is not only the venue for the joint retrospective with the Viennale – The B-Film – but also a festival cinema showing special programs and contemporary works from filmmakers like James Benning, Gabrielle Brady, Dora García, Roberto Minervini, Werner Schroeter, Claire Simon, Frederick Wiseman or Teresa Villaverde.
November 29 to December 1, 2018Not only was Elvira Notari (1875–1946) Italy's first female director, she was also its most prolific: Dora Film, the company she founded as a photographic laboratory together with her husband Nicola Notari,went on to produce around 60 features and more than 100 short films and documentaries between 1906 and 1930. In collaboration with Karola Gramann and Heide Schlüpmann of the Kinothek Asta Nielsen, the Film Museum presents a special program made up of two features and several film fragments.
Cyclical Program | Each TuesdayWorks by Stan Brakhage, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, VALIE EXPORT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karl Kels, Kurt Kren, Pat O'Neill, Ernst Schmidt jr., Hans-Christof & Rosemarie Stenzel, Peter Tscherkassky, Andy Warhol