Film und Kino in der Steiermark / Museum für Geschichte, Graz

(c) Fotograf*in unbekannt, Cinema, Graz, 1980er-Jahre. Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ.

25.02.2022 – 08.01.2023.

The Filmland Styria in the View of History!

On the occasion of 125 years of Styrian film and cinema history, the Museum of History presents this exhibition in cooperation with the Filmarchiv Austria, the Diagonale and the eumigMuseum.

Starting with the first film screenings in the late 19th century, the period of traveling cinemas and the founding of the first movie theaters are illuminated. The view extends further to filmmaking in Styria from the 1910s onwards, film and cinema in times of political control, the “golden years” of cinema in the post-war period or the film city “Thaliwood”.

The cinematic legacy of Styrian narrow film amateurs, the production of Eumig film projectors in Fürstenfeld, Styrian underground filmmaking as well as the work of film authors in or from Styria and the great commercial successes of Styrian filmmakers are also topics of the exhibition.

The focus is always on the cinematic images as well as the people and places against the background of contemporary and media history. Photographs and posters, scripts and film sketches, equipment for cinema and (amateur) film technology as well as historical cinema inventory make known, unknown and forgotten things visible.

Film und Kino in der Steiermark
25.02.2022 – 08.01.2023
Museum für Geschichte
Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz