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Michael Glawogger Retrospective in NYC

The first U.S. retrospective of films by Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger runs April 19 - 29 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. Seven films will be screened over the following days, including Glawogger's latest doc Whores' Glory.


Museum of the Moving Image
Series: Michael Glawogger
April 19 - 29, 2012
New York, USA

Born in Graz, Austria, in 1959, Michael Glawogger is a traveling filmmaker. Not only does he literally journey around the world for his documentaries, he also moves back and forth between forms and genres, between photography and writing, between gentler and more forceful tones. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute and the Vienna Film Academy and has since worked as a director, writer, and cinematographer in Vienna, Bangkok, and Znojmo. He plans to shoot in Poland and Bangladesh in the near future.

In 2010, Mr. Glawogger had a master class at IDF's industry programme in Jihlava.

[Event description by the Museum of the Moving Image] - One of the most versatile and original talents in contemporary world cinema, the Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has made an art of crossing boundaries, both geographic and formal. He spans diverse, far-flung locations within a single film, often dealing with ambiguous notions of home and foreignness, and moves back and forth between fiction and documentary, sometimes combining and subverting both modes. Glawogger’s career resists classification at every turn, but whether set on the margins of the developing world or in precincts of privilege, his surprising, beautifully photographed films are testaments to his own boundless curiosity and to the endless complexity of the human condition. This retrospective, his first in the United States, includes his widely acclaimed and much debated documentary trilogy on harsh working environments, as well as a selection of fiction features and experimental short films.


Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Preview Screening & Live Event: Whores' Glory with Michael Glawogger in person

Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.
Screening: Workingman's Death

Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m.
Screening: Megacities

Sunday, April 22, 5:00 p.m.
Screening: Slumming

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.
Screening: France, Here We Come!

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.
Screening: Contact High

Sunday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.
Screening: Kill Daddy Good Night

More details on the website of the Museum of the Moving Image.