Afterimage: Films of Michael Glawogger

5/4/12 to 5/6/12

We are honored to host Austrian director, writer, and cinematographer Michael Glawogger, who is best known for his trilogy of powerful films that examine working life in a global economy. We screen a selection of Glawogger's documentaries, narratives, and experimental films and welcome him in person each evening of our tribute for a series of conversations with acclaimed New York critic and programmer Dennis Lim.

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  • Megacities

    • Sunday, May 6 7:30 pm

    Michael Glawogger (Austria, 1998). Michael Glawogger and critic Dennis Lim in conversation. Glawogger takes us deep into megacities Mexico City, Bombay, Moscow, and New York, telling stories of people struggling at the bottom of the urban food chain. With Glawogger's short Street Noise, filmed in 1982 on Oakland's San Pablo Avenue. (99 mins)

  • Workingman's Death

    • Saturday, May 5 6 pm

    Michael Glawogger (Austria/Germany, 2005). Michael Glawogger and critic Dennis Lim in conversation. Glawogger again asks a global question: Is hard manual labor a thing of the past? Unflinchingly, he answers by showcasing the most grueling and dangerous professions he could find, in Ukraine, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and China. Preceded by Glawogger's short Haiku. (122 mins)

  • Kill Daddy Good Night

    • Saturday, May 5 9 pm

    Michael Glawogger (Germany, 2009). Michael Glawogger in person. In this story of converging lives, a man whose father was killed by Nazis seeks to find his murderer, and a Lithuanian involved in war crimes lives in hiding in New York. “Equal parts thriller, family drama, and examination of historical memory” (Museum of the Moving Image). (112 mins)

  • Whores' Glory

    • Friday, May 4 7 pm

    Michael Glawogger (Austria/Germany, 2011). Michael Glawogger and critic Dennis Lim in conversation. In his most recent film, Glawogger examines one of the oldest trades, sex work, focusing on brothels in Bangkok, Bangladesh, and Mexico. Combining observational footage and interviews, Glawogger's film is compassionate, powerful, and nonjudgmental. (117 mins)