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FRIDAY 13.07.2018

Opening Event in MQ’s Haupthof


8:30 p.m.

Live musical act: MONTH OF SUNDAYS


9:30 p.m.

Welcome speech: Martina Theininger (director, Frame[o]ut) and Guests.


9:45 p.m.

AUSTRIAN PREMIERE

THE RIDER, USA 2017, 104min, fiction feature, director: Chloé Zhao, original version w/ German subtitles
With Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, et al.


After an accident at a rodeo the young cowboy Brady must face the fact that he’ll never ride again. Back home, at the Pine Ridge Reservation in Southern Dakota, he searches for a new place and new meaning in life. But Brady’s unable to contain his skill with horses or his desire for freedom. And so, Brady and the film pursue the great myth of America’s West in a new and surprising form.

Screenwriter Chloé Zhao
Camera: Joshua James Richards
Editor: Alex O‘Flinn
Sound: Paul Knox, Ben Gieschen
Music: Nathan Halpern
Producers: Chloé Zhao, Bert Hamelinck,
Sacha Ben Harroche, Mollye Asher
Production: Caviar, Highwayman Films


Chloé Zhao is a screenwriter, director and producer. After growing up in Beijing and London she now lives in Southern California. Her debut film, “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” received a number of international awards in 2015. For THE RIDER Zhao worked with amateur actors she met while shooting her debut film whose life stories are similar to the protagonist’s. THE RIDER is Zhao’s second impressive, authentic independent film in the finest tradition of the 1990s.

Live musical act: MONTH OF SUNDAYS

month of sundays since being founded in Vienna in 2013, has pursued the goal of creating contemporary chamber music. Their songs, at the intersection of acoustic and electronic aesthetics, have rich detail and exhibit well-considered coordination of musical content and form. The group’s arc touches upon minimal music, post-rock and jazz. In spring 2015 they released their debut album and since then have received numerous positive reviews. This was followed by many concerts and invitations to renowned festivals in Austria and abroad. Currently the four musicians are working on their second studio album, which has the working title “Time and Ruins.”

month of sundays are Alexander Kranabetter (horns), Philipp Harnisch (alto saxophone), Ivo Fina (guitar) and Johannes Wakolbinger (drums).