Birth of a Nation, 1996, Jonas Mekas

What Is Film:

Program 1-4

Works by Stan Brakhage, Robert Frank & Alfred Leslie, Richard Leacock, Cinématographe Lumière, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, Robert J. Flaherty, Étienne-Jules Marey, Jonas Mekas, Marie Menken, Don A. Pennebaker, Dziga Vertov

 

Each Tuesday 

 
Peter Kubelka's Cyclical Program What is Film was created in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema. In 63 programs of outstanding works, this series defines film as an independent art form, as a tool which cultivates new ways of thinking. 

 

Peter Kubelka's program cycle What is Film is a key element in the work of the Austrian Film Museum. It was inaugurated in 1996 on the occasion of the centenary of cinema and now consists of 63 programs of outstanding works. The series defines film as an independent art form, as a tool which cultivates new ways of thinking. On Tuesday, October 12, at 9 pm, a new run of the cycle will begin. Peter Kubelka will give an introduction to the project and present a new publication which, for the first time, makes the cycle accessible also via texts and film stills. Volume 14 of the FilmmuseumSynema Publications, Was ist Film contains writings by Harry Tomicek, Stefan Grissemann and Thomas Korschil on all 63 programmes, 200 color photographs and an in-depth interview with the curator.

 

Peter Kubelka's Cycle is shown each Tuesday as the first screening of the day. Reduced tickets (2,50 €) are available for students with a valid membership.

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