Program September | October 2017

C'era una volta il West / Once Upon a Time in the West, 1968, Sergio Leone
August 30 to October 11, 2017

Henry Fonda for President

He projected something that reached far beyond the cinematic fictions he served. When he passed away, several obituaries declared him the greatest actor of classical Hollywood cinema. But his talent in this field does not explain the special impact he still has on the American imaginary. Even his reputation as the social "conscience of the nation" is only one side of the story.  [...]
Setfoto "La Pianiste / Die Klavierspielerin", 2001, Michael Haneke
October 5, 2017

Michael Haneke │ Isabelle Huppert

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum

The Film Museum had planned Isabelle Huppert's visit around the artistic partnership with Michael Haneke that has been going on for 16 years. Regrettably, Isabelle Huppert's current shooting schedule underwent significant changes and she was forced to cancel her trip. To our great joy, Michael Haneke has agreed to fill the "vacant spot". [...]
The Thoughts That Once We Had, 2015, Thom Andersen (Courtesy of Thom Andersen and Lux, London)
September 22 to October 4, 2017

Thom Andersen

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum

He couldn't have made a living as a film critic because he works too slowly, Thom Andersen (*1943) reveals in the introduction to his new collection of essays, Slow Writing. So he turned to teaching, a profession that became his vocation. In manifold ways – as filmmaker and lecturer, author and curator, and cultural historian making interdisciplinary connections. [...]
Velvet Goldmine, 1998, Todd Haynes
September 29 to October 8, 2017

Todd Haynes

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum

One of the key authors of modern American cinema, Todd Haynes (*1961) will visit the Austrian Film Museum for the first time, bringing with him not only his rarely screened early works and his widely celebrated features, but also his most recent film Wonderstruck, a virtuoso piece of cinematic craft and historical (re-)imagination.  [...]
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Foto: Chutharut Pornmuneesoontorn
September 10 and 11, 2017

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum

On September 10, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will present his Cannes-winning film Uncle Boonmee (2010) and give a masterclass the following day. [...]
September 14, 2017

Valeska Grisebach

Say Hello – Visiting the Film Museum

The Film Museum will show Valeska Grisebach's masterpiece Sehnsucht (Longing) from 2006 as well as her magnificent debut Mein Stern (Be My Star, 2001) in conjunction with a masterclass. [...]
Sans soleil (Ohne Sonne) (Kadervergrößerung ÖFM)
September 5 to October 12, 2017

Wave Goodbye – The Utopia of Film

Rounding off 13 years of The Utopia of Film, the Film Museum will show 13 programs, mostly from the collection and including several new acquisitions. Three large fall retrospectives (2004, 2008, 2012) and 103 monthly "chapters" carried that title – but it is equally applicable to all the other activities conducted by the Austrian Film Museum. [...]
Cyclical Program

What is Film: Program 17-22

Works by Kenneth Anger, Luis Buñuel, René Clair & Francis Picabia, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ken Jacobs, Man Ray, Ron Rice, Walter Ruttmann, Paul Sharits, Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer, Andy Warhol [...]
October 7, 2017

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. The shows will start in half-hourly intervals. [...]