Austrian Avant-Garde Package

Austrian Avant-Garde Package

64 Minute Running Time

Six short works from some of Austria's most talented cutting-edge filmmakers.

Films and Events in Program...

  • Exterior Extended

    Exterior Extended

    Austria , 2013 , 9 min.
    Director: Siegfried A. Fruhauf Siegfried A. Fruhauf´s Exterior Extended exemplifies an artistic strategy whereby a maximum effect is achieved through the combination of a minimum of individual elements. A 35mm film with 36 photos provides starting material for a stringent study on the theme of spatial perception in film... more
  • Parasit


    Austria , 2013 , 8 min.
    Director: Nikki Schuster In Nikki Schuster´s stop-motion-animation Parasit, organic and non-organic, documentary and animation engage in luminous mutations. Billy Roisz’s experimental, smoldering soundtrack accompanies the unfolding of bizarre microcosms in the depths of trees and crevices... more
  • Praxis 12

    Praxis 12

    Austria , 2012 , 21 min.
    Director: Dietmar Brehm Almost all the images that make up Praxis 12 emerge from impenetrable blackness. But some mysterious events are taking place in the pitch-black space they come from... more
  • Reconnaissance


    Austria , 2012 , 5 min.
    Director: Johann Lurf “Reconnaissance” generally means an inspection or exploration—that which in the military field can be categorized as “intelligence.” Such connotations also inevitably arise with Johann Lurf´s Reconnaissance; after all, the film is laid out as an intensely perceptive exploration of an area... more
  • tricolor


    Austria , 2011 , 8 min.
    Director: Martina Heyduk In an established technique for avant-garde film, analogue stock is worked on directly, touched, and attacked. In tricolor the filmstrip is worked over in this fashion: first, tinted frame by frame with a special paint for use on glass, then scratched, carved, and artistically slit... more
  • Water from Grain

    Water from Grain

    Austria , 2013 , 13 min.
    Director: Josephine Ahnelt The poetry of Water from Grain grows out of an apparent contradiction stemming from its seeming timelessness while it plays out on the clearly recognizable outskirts of Vienna in the years 2011 and 2012... more

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  • Go Down Death

    Go Down Death

    USA , 2013 , 88 min. Aaron Schimberg’s grimly comedic first feature portrays life in a nihilistic nowhere, populated by disfigured card players, disinterested prostitutes, and child grave diggers. This experimental and deeply stylized work of neo-Dada is as daring as indie cinema gets... more
  • A Messenger from the Shadows

    A Messenger from the Shadows

    Austria , 2013 , 60 min. A one-person piece for the “man with a thousand faces.” Silent-horror-film icon Lon Chaney was the son of deaf-mute parents, and thus perfected pantomime as a child. He rose to fame as a master of disguise with a penchant for grotesque appearances and torturous contortions... more
  • Shorts 1: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind

    Shorts 1: Close Encounters of the Animated Kind

    95 min. For the program that is always a favorite for adult animation fans, this year’s selections provide enchanting stories using hand-drawn images, collage, found objects, stop motion, computers, and a great deal of imagination... more
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Today's Showtimes

Captain Fantastic
1:50 PM
4:30 PM
7:10 PM
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The Intervention
2:10 PM
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The Childhood of a Leader
4:20 PM
7:20 PM
The Lobster
7:00 PM

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