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

Musical Chairs for UK-EU Expats – Grab a Seat Before the Music Stops

As the Brexit negotiations drag on, there is still no final clarity on the future of British citizens living in Europe. It is likely to be reciprocal – whatever that means. With Boris, who knows?.

The Coronavirus in Austria & Vienna | Coronavirus Test for €120 at Vienna ...

Here’s all you need to know about current measures and developments, including trusted sources and tips – regularly updated.

Max Schrems Challenges Facebook and Wins. Again.

European court ruling strikes down the transatlantic data transfer mechanism in a case initiated by the young Austrian data privacy advocate.

Vienna Takes on Airbnb Over Social Housing

After negotiations failed, the city is suing the short-term housing platform over illegal sublets in Gemeindebauten municipal apartments.

The Coolest Spots in, Around and Under Vienna

Half way through the summer, a half-dozen tips for chilling out in the hot town.

On Rathausplatz | Opera and Ballet Are Still Larger Than Life

In the 2020 summer of Covid-19, the famed Film Festival continues with cautionary measures for anxiety-free evenings of memorable performances and international cuisine.
 

METROPOLE NEWSLETTER

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