Alma’s Little Photographer at the Literaturhaus Vienna

Thursday June 1, 2017
7 p.m.

Film screening 1 hr. 10 min.
with a discussion about the genesis of the radio feature about the film.

The author and filmmaker Susanne Ayoub presents her film Alma’s Little Photographer about the last contemporary witness who knew Alma Mahler-Werfel and her family personally.

Susanne Ayoub interviewing Erich Rietenauer

Seven of Erich Rietenauer’s 90 years were so extraordinary that they determined the course of the rest of his life. As a small boy from impoverished circumstances at a Christmas party given by the politician Julius Tandler, he was suddenly face-to-face with a lady from high society. He never forgot her eyes of “steel blue,” her fragrance, or her embrace. Her name was Alma Mahler-Werfel.

ALMAS KLEINER FOTOGRAF / Alma’s Little Photographer – with Erich Rietenauer – Regina Liane Löw, camera and editing –Herbert Gnauer, sound – Susanne Ayoub, script and direction – A production of the Trio Art Team in cooperation with ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation), 2016

Erich Rietenauer’s archive – photo by Regina Liane Löw

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