After 25 years of mediation work, sixpackfilm assembles in its collection a rich selection of all genres, represented by more than 1,900 cinematic works, which call out to be shown regularly in various contexts, also in Vienna. One focus of our collection is on the classics of Austrian experimental film, almost all of them are represented. Many of the historical works are now part of the canon of international film or art history and have their permanent place in international cinemas and museums. The reopening of the Metro Kinokulturhaus and the intimate atmosphere of the Eric Pleskow Hall animated sixpackfilm to this long-term cooperation with the Filmarchiv Austria. Short feature films, avant-garde films, animations, cinematic essays, documentaries and much that oscillates between the attributions are to be united in individual programs in the Living Collection sixpackfilm series, not neatly separated according to the usual categorizations. Rather, the focus is on the search for thematic contexts, developments, different ways of looking at things and lines of connection, sometimes also in the context of international filmmaking. Historical and contemporary "classics" meet works by filmmakers who have not yet or no longer received the attention they deserve. Socio-political, social and aesthetic questions interact with purely formal experiments. Radical or actionist performances are combined with surreal stories, commissioned works for trailers or TV with abstract beauties. A lively montage, not a fixation of a history of masterpieces. The unifying element in all the films and videos is their distinctive, idiosyncratic visual grammar. When we offer a personale with works by a filmmaker, a mediated conversation with the artist will introduce their themes and cinematic realization to the audience. Otherwise, the film event will be accompanied by a short introduction every month on a Monday. (Brigitta Burger-Utzer)
Wienfilm (1896-1976)
Mon June 6, 2016, 19:00 h
Metro Kinokulturhaus

Nino aus Wien - solo live on stage
Hommage an die Lieder von Armin Berg


Wienfilm 1896-1976
von Ernst Schmidt jr
AT 1977, 16mm, 117 min
Kamera: Ernst Schmidt Jr., Walter Funda, Günter Pollak, Günter Janicek.
Beiträge und Darsteller*innen: Friedrich Achleitner, H. C. Artmann, Joe Berger, Moucle Blackout, VALIE EXPORT, Padhi Frieb…

Zuflucht. Asyl. Wo?
Mon May 2, 2016, 19:00 h
Metro Kinokulturhaus

Schon lange vor der sogenannten Flüchtlingskrise haben sich die Filmemacher/innen mit Phänomenen wie Migrationsbewegungen und Abschottungspolitik in seiner Komplexität beschäftigt. Alle Filme dieses Programms verstehen sich als Appell, gegen vereinfachende Zuordnungen der „eindringenden“ Fremden das Drama der Flucht…

Das Unbehagen an der Kultur
Mon April 4, 2016, 19:00 h
Metro Kinokulturhaus

fremde, Kathrin Resetarits
1999, 16mm, 29 min

Kunst & Revolution, Ernst Schmidt jr
1968, 16mm, 2 min

Ich arbeite, Sabine Marte
1996-98, video, 20 min

Subcutan, Johannes Rosenberger
1988, 16mm, 20 min    

Unaufgeregt setzt Kathrin Resetarits in Szene, wie sich eine alleinerziehende Frau und ihr Kind an die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen…

Nowhere City
Mon March 7, 2016, 19:00 h
Metro Kinokulturhaus

Wien 17, Schumanngasse, Hans Scheugl
1967, 16mm, 3 min

Flora, Jessica Hausner
1996, 35mm, 25 min

Luft-Räume, Fridolin Schönwiese
1990, 16mm, 24 min

Gefühl Dobermann, Gabriele Mathes
2015, DCP, 16 min

Wien wird in diesen filmischen Arbeiten nicht als unverwechselbarer Ort imaginiert oder dargestellt. Eine unwirtliche Dimension, …