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The Cultural Exception

The Cultural Exception

Feelings are running high about the US-EU Trade Talks that are scheduled to begin in July in Washington. “The US-EU relationship is the largest in the world – it makes up almost half of global GDP,” American President Barack Obama said at the G8 Summit in Ireland in late June. “This potentially ground-breaking partnership would […]

When Less is More

When Less is More

Film festivals are fascinating. They tend to uncover the unknowns, promote the unpromotable, putting on display pictures you would rarely see in a fiercely commercial medium. Yet their influence far outweighs their attendance. After all, innovation doesn’t happen in the mainstream, and today’s lunatic fringe may turn out to be tomorrow’s standard. And while Vienna […]

Outdoor Cinephilia

Outdoor Cinephilia

On summer nights, daylight lingers longer – almost begging us to stay outside. But after the sun sets on your dinner, the movie you go to next doesn’t need to take you back indoors. Vienna offers a wide variety of open-air cinema. There are pre-screenings of new films, contemporary, cult and classic movies, and even […]

Outdoor Summer Screenings: 2 Aug.

Outdoor Summer Screenings: 2 Aug.

Andrea Bocelli – Live in Central Park Genre: Concert Recording Starts: 21:30 Andrea Bocelli, one of the most beloved tenors in the world, performs live in Central Park with Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, and Bryn Terfel. Film Festival auf dem Wiener Rathousplatz 1., Rathausplatz www.wien-event.at   Ray Charles Live at Montreux (1997) Genre: Concert Recording […]

‘Not Like in the Movies’

‘Not Like in the Movies’

In the 1988 Film Cinema Paradiso, young Salvatore (“Toto”) assumes all wisdom must come from a hero of the silver screen. “Living here day by day, you think it’s the centre of the world,” confesses the projectionist Alfredo. “You believe nothing will ever change.” Which film is Alfredo quoting? “No, Toto. Nobody said it. This […]

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