Every season, the museum presents a series of documentaries and feature films that engage with central themes of the art on display. These films are selected by the curatorial staff, and shed light on the deeper motivations of artists, give insight into the time period, or demonstrate the ongoing influence of turn-of-the-century art and thought on today's culture. Films are presented free of charge on Mondays at 4 p.m. in Café Fledermaus.
Egon Schiele lived most of his life in Vienna. This series presents extraordinary portraits of life in this most cosmopolitan of cities.
Monday, March 9 and 16
Before Sunrise (1995)
Directed by Richard Linklater, 105 minutes
An American backpacker strikes up a conversation with a fellow traveler on the train to Vienna and persuades her to spend his last day in Europe together. Wandering the picturesque streets of the Austrian capital, the two share stories of their pasts and their dreams for the future, forging a bond that leads to love.
Monday, April 6 and 13
A Dangerous Method (2011)
Directed by David Cronenberg, 99 minutes
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, Dr. Carl Jung accepts Sabina Spielrein as his patient. The relationship with his master, Sigmund Freud, is tested when both men fall under Sabina's spell.