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ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM SERIES

ACFNY SUPPORTED | FILM SERIES

BREAKING GROUND: 60 YEARS OF AUSTRIAN EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA

FRIDAY, SEP 07 2012 - THURSDAY, SEP 13 2012

The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to support this series, curated by Brent Klinkum, at New York's Anthology Film Archives, which will feature a host of films rarely seen on this side of the Atlantic.

Austrian cinema has had a major impact throughout the world for most of the past century, thanks to directors like Fritz Lang, Joseph von Sternberg, Billy Wilder, and Otto Preminger, all of whom emigrated to the US and found great renown in Hollywood. And in more recent years a new generation of gifted narrative filmmakers has emerged, including Michael Haneke, Ulrich Seidl, Barbara Albert, and Jessica Hausner. Despite all this notice, however, one of the most extraordinary facets of Austrian cinema has gone relatively unnoticed: its rich tradition of avant-garde moving-image works, which has represented one of the key artistic forms in Austrian culture for more than fifty years.

To celebrate this achievement, and coinciding with the publication of UNFRAMED FILM: THE HISTORY OF AUSTRIAN AVANT-GARDE CINEMA (edited by Peter Tscherkassky), sixpack film has organized a remarkable survey of Austrian avant-garde cinema, with ten programs featuring films and videos produced between 1952 and 2010. These shows include examples of virtually every technique and genre imaginable, and include works by major figures such as Peter Kubelka, Kurt Kren, Peter Weibel, Peter Tscherkassky, Martin Arnold, and Mara Mattuschka. Each of these panoramic programs also features many unfairly neglected filmmakers and contemporary artists. The non-inclusive selection is an attempt to define a poetic edge within the vast array of production while underlining links and relationships between several generations of artists, (re)discovering new ways of entering into the ‘material’ and the frame, and examining the mechanics of cinema. (–Brent Klinkum)

SCREENINGS:

BREAKING GROUND PGM 1: ACTION! September 7 at 7:15 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 2: DAILY BUSINESS September 7 at 9:15 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 3: CONCRETE FORMS September 8 at 6:00 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 4: IN AWE September 8 at 8:15 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 5: HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU September 9 at 6:00 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 6: PASSING TIME September 9 at 8:15 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 7: VISITING OUR NEIGHBORS September 10 at 7:30 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 8: WHOSE REALITY? September 11 at 7:30 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 9: FROM A TO Z AND BACK September 12 at 7:30 PM
> BREAKING GROUND PGM 10: CINEMA REVISITED September 13 at 7:30 PM

VENUE
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

For tickets and information, please visit: anthologyfilmarchives.org

Tickets are $9 and are available at Anthology's box office on the day of the show only. The box office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. There are no advance ticket sales. Reservations are available to Anthology members only.