book & film 
gerhard friedl

sunday  11 oct 5.00 pm | werkstattkino
lecture: matthias hirth

Gerhard Friedl (1967 - 2009)   left behind a memorable body of film essays that continues to influence documentary filmmaking today. Volker Pantenburg, as editor, has created a text compendium with early film reviews and lucid workshop texts by the gifted filmmaker. Friedl's personal notes provide insight into his working methods, as do the numerous conversations with people he has worked with: the artist and actor Klaus Scherübel, the speaker and actor Matthias Hirth, the cameraman Rudolf Barmettler. Plus: a text by the now deceased Werner Dütsch, former member of the selection committee of the Duisburg Film Week. Last but not least a text by Friedl that he wrote together with Finnish artist and companion Laura Horelli about the unfinished project "Learning from Las Vegas".


Gerhard Friedl  
AT, DE 1997
35 min | Deutsch | 16mm
B+S: Gerhard Friedl | K: Rudolf
Barmettler | T: Andrée Hesse
Sprecher:  Matthias Hirth

Knittelfeld is a small Austrian town and looks exactly like an Austrian small town. Contrary to other Austrian small towns Knittelfeld had to face a challenge. In 1977, the family Pritz moved into Knittelfeld and confronted the town with a very unusual degree of suffering, crime and manslaughter.

Gerhard Friedl – Ein Arbeitsbuch
Volker Pantenburg (Hg.)
FilmmuseumSynema Wien 2019
A collection of texts by and about a unique filmmaker.