The avant-garde filmmaker Dziga Vertov was also an untiring promoter of the cause of women’s emancipation.
“L’espace commun” is a city built from cutted, distorted and superimposed images extracted from the collective imaginary of cinema.
In “Les résultats du féminisme”, there is a society in which gender roles are shifted. Will men stand to be unequal? Programmed together with “Be Natural – The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché”.
A gentleman thief and a lady pickpocket join forces to con a beautiful perfume company owner. Romantic entanglements and jealousies confuse the scheme. A tribute screening to Hans Hurch, preceded by a video presentation of the film by the late critic and curator.
While two Parisian friends question their friendship and their lazy lifestyle in the capital city, in the countryside, a young composer puts the finishing touches to his opera. This is the myth of Orpheus revisited, and a pretext for win back his ex-fiancée, Adelia.
An investigation of three movie scenes, showing stunts that led to the deaths of the stunt doubles performing them.
Musician and writer Elizabeth Sankey investigates the past, present and future of romantic comedies, assisted by a chorus of critics, actors and filmmakers. An essay on film genre and also gender in film, allowing a reflection on idealized amorous relationships.
In the late 1990s, photographer Bruce Weber convinced Robert Mitchum to appear before his camera for a filmed portrait, shot in 35 and 16mm black and white film. They hang out with friends in restaurants and hotel rooms and record a never finished music album.
A man (the director Gastón Solnicki) wanders the streets of Vienna, guided by the memory of a friend who has recently passed away (film critic and curator Hans Hurch). The vestiges of a once sumptuous empire become the setting for a cinematic elegy.
Norbert Pfaffenbichler returns to his series “Notes on Film”, centered around famous Hollywood actors. “Invest in Failure” proposes an original approach to James Mason’s cinematic persona with excerpts from the actor’s approximately 160 film titles.
Early 2010, Jean Luc Godard shots “Film Socialisme” incognito, aboard the Concordia cruise ship. Three years later the same ship wrecks into the Mediterranean sea. “Film catastrophe” investigates the case.
In a film theater with red chairs, Anna Karina comments on her journey through cinema and music, with special regard on the decisive encounters with Jean-Luc Godard and Serge Gainsbourg.
Antoine Doinel is 17, lives in a hotel and loves music. He falls in love with a woman he meets at a concert. She sees him as a friend, but her parents love him. Programmed together with Quentin Papapietro’s “En fumée”.
Alice Guy-Blaché was the ‘first’ female film director. She made her first film in 1896, at age 23, and went on to write, direct, or produce more than 1,000 films. This is the story of her legacy and how film historians forgot about her.
Blacklisted gay communist 1940’s character actor Will Geer became Grandpa Walton in the hit series “The Waltons”. How so?
When Mrs. Tremayne is poisoned with gas, ambulance driver Frank Jessup (Robert Mitchum) meets her refined but sensuous stepdaughter, who quickly pursues him. Programmed together with “Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast” on Mitchum’s career.
A perfect example of the film production strategy of the Third Reich as the supreme case of “escapist” cinema during the war, which is famous for the musical numbers, the use of Agfacolor and for the stylization of the scenarios. To be seen together with Hitler’s Hollywood.
Shot in Italy, with the family of the italian filmmaker Tonino De Bernardi. A film about transmission between generations, about their love, their respect for life and art, and each other.