Screenings with focus on fashion and lifestyle

From 6 July to 25 August 2012, the digital summer screenings 'frame(o)ut' at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna presents movies, documentaries, experimental projects with focus on lifestyle and this year especially on fashion.

The program starts on 6 July with short-films with Comme des Garçons, Prada, Chanel, Balenciaga and Katerina Jebb, Steven Meisel, Bruce Weber, Mike Figgis and Ellen Von Unwerth. Curator of the program is Diane Pernet. 'A Shaded View on Fashion Film' will be continued with screenings on 27 July (Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaia, Hiroki Nakamura) and on 24 August (Alexander McQueen, Missoni, etc).

Other fashion relevant films at frame(o)ut are for example on 13 July the documentary about US society photographer 'Bill Cunningham New York' (2010), on 20 July the movie 'A Single Man' (2009) directed by Tom Ford with Colin Firth and Julianne Moore in the main roles (video above), and on 10 August German/US American photographer and contributor to Vogue, Harper's Bazaar Erwin Blumenfeld's experimental films.

Video (trailer): 'A Single Man' directed by Tom Ford 
Austin, Texas born Tom Ford, began his fashion career 1994 as creative director of Gucci, in 2000 he started to direct the label Yves Saint Laurent (belongs to Gucci Group). In April 2005, he launched his own label Tom Ford. His movie 'A Single Man' (2009) in 60s styled costumes and images received several awards. 'A Single Man' was directed, produced and co-written by Tom Ford, featuring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore. The story is about an English professor in Los Angeles who suffers from the death of his friend.

Alongside to fashion relevant screenings, documentaries about lifestyle can be found at frame(o)ut, such as on 7 July the Sundance Film Festival awarded and recently (12 June) released 96 min. documentary 'Indie Game' about four video game developers and three games. The documentary by the Canadian director-duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky throws a light on the craft of designers who are working over years on one game such as the portrayed developers designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes who finished after two years the game Super Meat Boy for Xbox. Phil Fish created four years on FEZ. The fourth designer in the documentary is Jonathan Blow who is known for the game Braid.

Video: Trailer for the documentary 'Indie Game' (released 12 June 2012). The producers of the website of the movie 'Indie Game' have realized an interactive website which provides the stream of the film (paying one time, streaming as often as you like), download possibilities in several formats (even files for mobile usage), subtitles in various languages (which are delivered by a community of translators - recently on 20 June Latin American Spanish subtitles were uploaded), a page with listing of worldwide screenings, inclusively the request for a screening, shop with t-shirts, posters, soundtrack by Jim Guthrie, etc.

Source: Original article with videos on http://www.fashionoffice.org/culture/2012/frameout6-2012.htm.

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