Program March 2018
March 2 to April 5, 2018Two style-defining classical Hollywood directors, John Huston (19061987) and William Wyler (19021981), take center stage in our March program. Their films will be presented in dialogue with those of three contemporaries: Frank Capra, John Ford and George Stevens. All five directors were profoundly marked by the experiences of World War II and their filmic contributions to the U.S. Army's war effort.
March 8 to 11, 2018In the hands of Johann Lurf cinema resembles a finely tuned instrument resonating at various frequencies. The retrospective will include all of Lurf's works for the cinema, complemented by a carte blanche program selected by the artist. An exhibition of his graphic work and photographs as well as his installative Ameisenkino will be on display in the foyer of the Film Museum. The filmmaker will be present at all screenings and available for audience Q&As.
March 11, 2018The strained relationship between film and history is explored in our program From the Brown Years. Film documents of daily life during the Nazi era 1932-1941. Ingo Zechner and Michael Loebenstein will present footage filmed by Austrian and foreign amateurs during the "Anschluss" and thereafter.
March 19, 2018Film history encompasses far more than just professional cinema. It is also formed by what remains in its wake: the ephemeral, unfinished, ignored, forgotten. Along with private footage filmed in 1938, in the traditional Diagonale month of March we will address the Driftwood of film history. The exploration will begin with Olaf Möller's short film program on March 19: An evening highlighting special finds and works emerging from unrealized or thwarted projects.
April 5, 2018After their premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, we are proud to present a selection of both finished films and film fragments made by Maria Lassnig in 1970s New York. These "films in progress" were digitized by the Maria Lassnig Foundation in collaboration with the Film Museum and completed in the spirit of Maria Lassnig by Hans Werner Poschauko and Mara Mattuschka.
Cyclical Program | Each TuesdayWorks by Bruce Baillie, Stan Brakhage, Bruce Conner, Joseph Cornell, Viking Eggeling, Morgan Fisher, Robert J. Flaherty, Ken Jacobs, Peter Kubelka, Owen Land, Georges Méliès, Pat O'Neill, Ferry Radax, Paul Sharits, Harry Smith, Jean Vigo, Günter Zehetner