The Austrian Film Museum presents film works principally in the form of analog film projections and is committed to locating prints in their original format (35mm and 16mm). Video and digitally-produced works as well as Television productions are screened either on video or digitally as required. Exceptions are noted where appropriate.
Chinesisches Roulette, 1976, Rainer Werner Fassbinder (©Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation)
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. [...]
Vice Squad, 1982, Gary Sherman (Foto: Filmarchiv Austria)
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. Once again, the focus is not on iconic classics of the decade but often overlooked gems from the regular cinema repertoire. [...]
Gun Crazy, 1950, Joseph H. Lewis
October 26 to December 5, 2018

The B-Film

Hollywood's Low-Budget-Cinema 1935-1959
A simple title whose simple aim is to reconsider the history and legacy of that mode of low-budget filmmaking invented within the Hollywood studio system and kindled long after as an ideal and aspiration by filmmakers from Godard and Seijun Suzuki to Bitomsky, Scorsese, Tarantino.  [...]
11x14, 1976, James Benning
October 26 to November 8, 2018

Viennale at the Film Museum

For 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. [...]
The Face Behind the Mask, 1941, Robert Florey (courtesy of MoMA)

Viennale at the Film Museum

Special ticket regulations during the Viennale at the Austrian Film Museum from October 26 to November 8.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

August 31 to October 25, 2018

On November 2, 1975, with writer-director-actor Rainer Werner Fassbinder in attendance, the Austrian Film Museum screened what is arguably his most personal film, Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975). The event marked the first time a film by the enfant terrible of New German Cinema was shown at the Film Museum. See the full Q&At at YouTube.