Outdoor Summer Screenings: 3 Aug.
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald
Genre: Austrian Comedy
The wandering and always free open-air series hits the 17th District with this 1979 Austrian classic featuring the forever beloved Helmut Qualtinger, and based on Johann Strauss’s music and Ödön von Horváth’s script. See full programme here.
17., Geblergasse 36-38
Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco: Shéhérazade and Triangle of Squinches
Performance footage from The Alonzo King Lines Contemporary Ballet Company presenting two works: the first, Shéhérazade, based on the 1001 Nights recounted by the eponymous Persian princess, and the second, Triangle of Squinches, set to a composition by former Grateful Dead percussionist Micky Hart.
Film Festival auf dem Wiener Rathausplatz
Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows
This Guy Ritchie thriller with Robert Downey Jr. as the famous detective, and Jude Law in the role of Mr. Watson, features all the suspense and intrigue one would expect from the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novels.
Kino im Schloss
11., Otmar-Brix-Gasse 1
This 1998 film from trans-gender director/actor Hans Scheirl, aka Angela Hans Scheirl, is according to the filmmaker a “science fiction/horror/splatter comedy… inspired by Hong Kong cinema and japanese Manga comic strips, the gay underground scene, feminist art, dyke sex culture and radical body art.” Preceded at 21:00 with a podium discussion with Scheirl, and followed with a fashion show.
artist/innen, tiere, attraktionen
Genre: Short film
This 74-minute film programme translated as “Artists, Animals, and Attractions” features five shorts revolving – and sometimes somersaulting – around the theme of the circus.
8., Laudongasse 15-19
Mein liebster Alptraum (2011)
In this French film (Mon pire cauchemar, in French), a wealthy, intelligent and successful art director (Isabelle Huppert) meets a freelancing single father (Benoît Poelvoorde) recently released from seven years of imprisonment, because their respective sons are best friends.
Kino am Dach
7., Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a
This Franco-German co-production of Sophocles’ tragedy was adapted to the stage by Bertold Brecht. Antigone, daughter of King Creon, must pay the ultimate price for disobeying her father and ruler.
Kino wie noch nie (Garten des Filmarchiv Austria)
2., Obere Augartenstraße 1