Program September | October 2018

Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant, 1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder
August 31 to October 25, 2018

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Film Museum opens the fall season with a tribute to a key figure in the history of film: The brief but prolific career of Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982) made him an engine of the New German Cinema and a meteor in the sky of 1970s international cinema. No other independent filmmaker worldwide was as productive and influential. Fassbinder made more than 40 radically personal feature films, from Love is Colder Than Death (Liebe ist kälter als der Tod, 1969) to Querelle (1982), continuing his theatrical career on the side. A wunderkind and declared troublemaker, after his international breakthrough Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Angst essen Seele auf, 1974), he became the embodiment of West German cinema as his rapidly expanding work, inspiring both admiration and controversy back home, developed into a comprehensive cinematic chronicle of the past and present of his country. [...]
Ostatni etap (Die letzte Etappe), 1947, Wanda Jakubowska
September 16 to 21, 2018

Land of Annihilation

Films About the Concentration Camps 1945–1989

Coinciding with the 10th Mauthausen Dialogue Forum with the theme "Holocaust in Film and New Media," the Film Museum presents a selection of exceptional films about the concentration camps. On these evenings, a series of works will be presented in direct dialogue with each other, making up an outline of cinematic turning points in the preoccupation with the Holocaust in the period up to 1989. [...]
Johnny Handsome, 1989, Walter Hill (Foto: Cinémathèque suisse)
September 28 to October 20, 2018

Da capo: The Real Eighties

After an extensive European tour, "The Real Eighties" now continues its journey in book form, translating the panoramic demands of the retrospective into lexical format. On the occasion of the book's publication, the Film Museum makes another foray into the unplumbed depths of the American Eighties. [...]
September 23, 2018

Da capo: "Triptychon und Coda" by Michael Pilz

Triptychon testifies to the expressive power and complexity of the film medium while addressing the issue of transmission between arts. [...]
In Order Not to Be Here, 2002, Deborah Stratman
October 4 and 5, 2018

In Person: Deborah Stratman

Over the last 15 years, Deborah Stratman's (*1967) moving image works have gained increased recognition in the art world as well as the world of cinema. She has developed a unique documentary form which, though interested in the material reality of visible and audible surroundings, sees these as mirror images of an inner disposition. Natural landscapes and landscapes marked by civilization, traditional and pop-cultural rituals, and fragments of a history of cinema come together in a pointed documentary essayistic expression of the (mainly) American soul. [...]
October 6, 2018

Long Night of Museums

In exciting and surprising 20-minute programs, the Austrian Film Museum offers its guests a journey through the world of film and its history of more than 100 years. [...]
October 7, 2018

"Waldheims Walzer" by Ruth Beckermann

In 1986 revelations about the unresolved role of presidential candidate Kurt Waldheim, a former Wehrmacht officer, in the Second World War, sparked a wide-ranging discussion of Austria's dealings with its past. Waldheim's Waltz shows a chronology of those crucial weeks and is made up solely of archival material. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Ruth Beckermann and Isolde Charim. [...]

Film Museum on Location

Home Movie Day 2018

On October 13, an event will be held in honor of International Home Movie Day. [...]
Cyclical Program | Each Tuesday

What is Film: Program 17–30

Works by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Robert Breer, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, René Clair & Francis Picabia, Joseph Cornell, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Georges Franju, Ernie Gehr, Peter Hutton, Ken Jacobs, George Kuchar, Gregory J. Markopoulos, Jonas Mekas, Pat O'Neill, Man Ray, Ron Rice, Charles Ridley, Walter Ruttmann, Paul Sharits, Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer, Michael Snow, Andy Warhol [...]

Film Museum on Location

Cooperations with museums in Vienna and Salzburg

The work of the Film Museum – collection, preservation, research, education and exhibition – does not stop at the screen of the "Invisible Cinema." As a member of the Museums Association, cooperation runs in our veins; and as a "museum without an exhibition room," we are delighted when partner organizations in Austria and abroad draw on our collections for their exhibition projects. [...]