Program May 2018
May 4 to June 2, 2018Film history is, to a large extent, family history: parents and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law and relations of all kinds have time and again, together and apart, worked in films. Compared to many of these dynasties, the duo of father and son Tourneur seems downright modest – however, if we take their significance into consideration, they make for one of the brightest constellations in the firmament of cinema.
May 24 to 30, 2018Sarah Maldoror belongs to the first and most discussed filmmakers of the African continent and diaspora. For Maldoror, "an image is the realized movement of thoughts." With her early films Monangambeee (1969) and Sambizanga (1972), she established new aesthetic standards by inextricably linking cinematic moving images to the actions of political movements.
May 9 and June 3, 2018Two new Austrian films shown at this season's end – a Viennese premiere of Mara Mattuschka's new feature and the world premiere of Michael Pilz's monumental new work – couldn't be more different. Phaidros and Triptychon both testify to the expressive power and complexity of the film medium while addressing the issue of transmission between arts: from theater and painting into digital cinema.
May 30 to June 1, 2018The film series organized by the Austrian Film Museum together with VIS Vienna Shorts film festival and the Slovenian Cinematheque presents three programs selected by Mark Toscano that offer an insight into the activities of the collection and the new role of avant-garde films in the Academy Film Archive.
Cyclical Program | Each TuesdayWorks by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Stan Brakhage, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, Joseph Cornell, Charles Dekeukeleire, Carl Theodor Dreyer, VALIE EXPORT, Jean Genet, Ken Jacobs, Michael Snow, Dziga Vertov, Jean Vigo