The Moving Image Source Calendar is a selective international guide to retrospectives, screenings, festivals, and exhibitions.
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April 19–29, 2012 at
Museum of the Moving Image
, New York
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, and is presented with support from the Austrian Cultural Forum. The series will travel to the Harvard Film Archive, the Pacific Film Archive, and the Northwest Film Forum.
Megacities (1998); France, Here We Come! (2000); Workingman's Death (2005, pictured); Slumming (2006); Contact High (2009); Kill Daddy Good Night (2009); Whore's Glory (2011)