Program January / February 2022

(January 13 to March 3, 2022)

January 13 to March 3, 2022

Ennio Morricone

To kick off the year, the Film Museum is dedicating a series to the most famous film composer – if not the most famous composer period – of the 20th century. In a career spanning over fifty years, Ennio Morricone (Rome, 1928-2020) produced 500 soundtracks for movies alone while remaining musically active in many other ways. His pleasure in creating never hindered his ingenuity. In fact, Morricone successfully managed to balance popularity and innovation: Even people who have never seen the films, still know many of his most famous melodies. [...]
January 27 to February, 2022

The Films of Rakhshan Banietemad

Rakhshan Banietemad is one of cinema's premiere explorers of social issues and one of its most subversive artists. She shows us a face of contemporary Iranian society that many would prefer to keep veiled. [...]
January 16 to February 27, 2022

Collection on Screen

Kurosawa Akira

In Japan, Kurosawa Akira is known as the King of Cinema. For the West, he was a kind of film ambassador from Nippon. Kurosawa has always had a home in the collection of the Austrian Film Museum. For this edition of Collection on Screen, several long-dormant prints will be shown alongside tried and true classics. [...]
February 19, 2022

All the Soundtracks

Dirk Schaefer and Peter Tscherkassky

One of contemporary cinema's most exciting collaborations is that between filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky and composer Dirk Schaefer. To celebrate the release of the double album of their collaborative works from 2005-2021, we have invited them to a listening session and conversation in the "Invisible Cinema." [...]
February 24, 2022

Dear Darkness

Film Premiere and Concert

In Dear Darkness, Antoinette Zwirchmayr shows the clash of three former best friends in a villa out of another time. In an interplay of bodies and speech, poses and gazes, decorations and costumes, the chamber piece transitions into enigmatic movement. [...]
February 25 and 26, 2022

Films You Cannot See Elsewhere

The Amos Vogel Atlas – Chapter 7: Continuity

In this chapter, we turn our focus to two of important curator and author Amos Vogel's very special passions. First, the subversive cinema of the 1960s and 1970s that came out of Eastern Europe or, more specifically: former Yugoslavia. Second, the diversity of culturally promoted French short films that mixed documentary, animated, and comedic modes. [...]
Each Tuesday

Cyclical Program

What Is Film 31–44

Works by Stan Brakhage, Dietmar Brehm, Robert Breer, Aleksandr Dovženko, Carl Theodor Dreyer, VALIE EXPORT, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Karl Kels, Kurt Kren, Pat O'Neill, Ernst Schmidt jr., Hans-Christof und Rosemarie Stenzel, Peter Tscherkassky, Andy Warhol [...]

In Memoriam Gerhard Jagschitz

Book Launch

A new festschrift published by Medien Archive Austria is devoted to Gerhard Jagschitz's pioneering work in the field of audiovisual media. Unfortunately, the book presentation scheduled for January 26 has to be postponed. [...]


Our event "Showing as a Primordial Educational Gesture. Educational Film Practice" will be rescheduled later this year. [...]