Preview Program October to November 2020
(October 23 to November 26, 2020)
October 23 to November 26, 2020The title of our restrospective, Recycled Cinema, is much more than a poetic invention. Found footage filmmakers refuse to litter our world with more images of itself, refuse to perceive their own images as necessary, opting instead to breathe fresh life into an already existing body of images. While "found footage filmmaking," vast and diverse as it is, appears both marginal and elusive as the subject of a retrospective, the sheer number of artists who devoted their entire careers to found footage speaks to its lasting legacy and ongoing impact.
A program of Viennale and Austrian Film Museum in cooperation with sixpackfilm
October 23 to November 1, 2020The Austrian Film Museum is not only the venue for our joint retrospective with the Viennale, Recycled Cinema, but also a festival cinema showing special programs and contemporary works from numerous filmmakers.
November 7, 2020For its 44th edition, the Duisburg Documentary Film Festival invites to guest performances in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, in collaboration with six partner cinemas. Members of the selection committee and friends of the festival will moderate and record discussions with guests on site. At the Austrian Film Museum, the films Zu dritt by Agnese Làposi and Benjamin Bucher as well as Kunst kommt aus dem Schnabel wie er gewachsen ist by Sabine Herpich will be shown in the presence of the filmmakers.
November 11 and 12, 2020On two days in November, the Film Museum will be the site of a special collaborative project, where film screenings and lectures as well as performative lab situations will sound the depths of the potential of the language of film and video. The focus will be on developing vocabularies that oppose discrimination, epistemic violence, invisible realities, lost memories, and closed archives.
November 19 to 21, 2020With a selection of six extraordinary Austrian documentary titles from the years 1983 to 2017, we are celebrating the 20 years of existence of dok.at, the Austrian Documentary Film Alliance, as well as a body of work whose scope and diversity time and again breaks with the conventions of traditional documentary filmmaking.
November 21, 2020"Meine Reisen durch den Film" contains 63 texts written over a period of 40 years. These texts are dedicated to individual films made between 1895 and 2020, but they are also devoted to the art of film in its entirety, and film as such.
Cyclical ProgramWorks by Kenneth Anger, Martin Arnold, Luis Buñuel, Cinématographe Lumière, René Clair & Francis Picabia, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ken Jacobs, Man Ray, Ron Rice, Walter Ruttmann, Paul Sharits, Robert Siodmak & Edgar G. Ulmer, Dziga Vertov, Andy Warhol