A Summer Highlight, Frameout Festival Turns Museumsquartier into an Open-Air Cinema

An eclectic mix of cinema’s finest, at one of the summer’s hottest hangouts

Any summer spent in Vienna pretty much requires a visit to the Museums Quartier: whether it’s for an exhibition, a late-night drink with friends or a bite to eat, the large open courtyard beckons with an expansive range of activities. For a decade now however, the quiet area behind MUMOK has been transformed into yet another attraction: for 16 nights throughout July and August the large inflatable screen of the Frameout Film Festival takes over for a mixture of documentaries, shorts, feature films and experimental cinema, alongside public discussions with movies’ creators.

This year, the tenth season is kicking off with a live performance by singer-songwriter Clara Blume on July 7 on the MQ’s main square, with a screening of the Austro-Argentinian film A Decent Woman (2016) afterwards. In association with MQ’s seasonal motto, “Summer of Movement” and the This Human World Film Festival, six of the evenings will focus on social movements, political activism and uprisings, showcasing movies like Whose Streets?, an American documentary about social and racial inequality, or Knives Out, a political commentary on modern day Poland. Other highlights are the Austrian American Short Film Festival and an evening with graffiti artists from the Calle Libre Street Art Festival; there’s even an evening dedicated to the public’s favorite cat videos for the grand finale.

Admission is free, and rather than drowning out the noise of the surrounding crowds, cinephiles are offered a pair of wireless headphones against a deposit (bring a personal ID). While most of the program is understandable for English speakers, some films only offer German subtitles, so be sure to check the schedule online beforehand.

Fri & Sat through Aug 26, Museumsquartier. Frameout.at

Gregory Bondaruk
A Polish-American who has deemed Vienna home - Greg is a digital marketer and a past Metropole team member.

Help us help you

“Strong media and independent journalism are built on the shoulders of subscribers. Your support means the world to us.

Benjamin Wolf
COO & Managing Editor

The coronavirus outbreak affects and challenges your life in big and small ways. Metropole is here for you and we are proud to be your news source during this crisis.

But just as the coronavirus has increased the need for independent journalism, it has also undercut a major revenue source of media companies, ours included – advertising.

We need your support to keep it up – donate or subscribe and #helpushelpyou!

Support Metropole!


 

RECENT Articles

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | Austrian Airlines to Fly Again Starti...

Austria has successfully flattened the curve, for now. Here’s all you need to know about current measures, including available resources, trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

Pleased to Meet You | Carefully

Why we (still) need to practice social distancing, now that we can finally get together with friends and family again.

US Quietly Funds the IAEA in Fight Against COVID-19

As Donald Trump Slams the World Health Organization, the State Department is giving millions to another uN agency to battle the pandemic.

New Leadership for Austria’s Cultural Reopening

Having faced growing criticism from all sides, State Secretary for Cultural Affairs Ulrike Lunacek resigned May 15.

7 Restaurants to Have Iftar This Ramadan

Today marks the beginning of Eid al-Fitr or Festival of Breaking the Fast, concluding a month of fasting for Muslims keeping the Ramadan. We’ve compiled a list of sweet spots in the city for you to celebrate the Sugar Feast.

After Ibiza | Older, But None the Wiser

A year ago the infamous video was released: it showed the then Vice-Chancellor H-C Strache promising lucrative state contracts for other favors. What was at first a political embarrassment has now sparked a broader corruption investigation.
 

METROPOLE NEWSLETTER

Join over 5,000 Metropolitans, who already get monthly news updates and event invitations.