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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant explores resilience through pitch-black humorBased on a true story, this sweet-and-sour biopic on Jon Callahan, an alcoholic quadriplegic turned cartoonist, falls perfectly into the celebrated director Gus Van Sant’s (My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting) repertoire of normdefying movies.Set in his native Portland, Van Sant doesn’t so much adapt Callahan’s unrefined autobi- ography as confront...
Elvis Costello
Widely regarded as one of the greatest singers/songwriters ever, Elvis Costello is known for his witty lyrics, often using wordplay in his songs, which has brought him the reputation of being a “pop encyclopedia.” Rising to fame with his 1977 debut album My Aim is True, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has won...
dotdotdot
Vienna’s quirky short film festival encourages you to interact with the mediumCelebrating the intensity and ingenuity of cinema’s short form, the past years have made the Dotdotdot festival a summer fixture, displaying the full range of the medium on Thursday and Friday evenings within the inner courtyard of the baroque Palais Schönborn.Now in its third edition after succeeding its...
Thriller
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From chill lake-side vibes to eclectic performances in old Italian towns, the European festival circuit has it all. Here are our 5 favorite open air festivals in or around Austria!© Michael Hametner Acoustic Lakeside Festival Presenting a cornucopia of singer/songwriters, Acoustic Lakeside is a good fit for those seeking an oasis of calm – Nothing fits better to soothing vibes than a...
Vienna closes its concert halls in the summer, but the nearby countryside offers a plethora of musical eventsFor much of July and August, Vienna’s concert halls lock their doors. But the state of Lower Austria, which embraces Vienna from all sides, makes up for the shortfall by hosting concerts across the entire countryside.Plethora means an excessive amount of something,...
For the fifth time, the colorful Calle Libre street art festival breaks boundaries© Jolly Schwarz / The Calle Libre "Urban Aesthetics" festival will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year.Within the city enthralled by Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka, Calle Libre is redefining the local identity of Vienna’s art scene by virtue of aerosol spray cans. Europe’s largest Street Art festival...
The Impulstanz festival sweeps you off your feet with the best of choreography’s past, present and futureWhen you add a pinch of ballet, a drop of jazz, a dash of creative freedom and ably dismantle the linear principals of classicism, a new spirit is born: contemporary dance.Constantly playing with new forms of expression and often pushing the very limits of physicality,...
Long Day's Journey into Night
Family relations are tested to the breaking point in the Burgtheater’s rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into NightA house divided cannot stand. That much is clear from the Burgtheater’s surtitled production of Eugene O’Neill’s Eines Langen Tages Reise in die Nacht (Long Day’s Journey into Night). Directed by Andrea Breth, the roughly 3.5 hour-long production stays close...
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