The sixpackfilm shop presents books, files and DVDs available for purchase, as well as our last printed distribution catalog published in 2014. The catalog may be ordered at no cost, excluding shipping costs.
Selected films not included in the INDEX Edition or available via sixpack’s streaming service will be made available as files or on DVD for the purposes of study and home use.

For any shop enquiries concerning publications please contact Magdalena Pichler


Film Unframed. A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema

Edited by Peter Tscherkassky
Series: FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen.
Distribution: Columbia University Press.
376 pages, richly illustrated in color and b/w. € 28,--

The unique contribution of Austrian avant-garde film to world cinema is widely acknowledged. This is the first book in English dedicated to its historical and aesthetic evolution. The expansive introductory essay by the editor provides a detailed overview of avant-garde film production in Austria, followed by twenty contributions from international film scholars who engage with the work of individual filmmakers. Beginning with the pioneers of independent filmmaking in post-war Austria, the book covers more than 60 years of subversive motion picture history: from Peter Kubelka’s ground-breaking metric films of the 1950s to Kurt Kren’s actionist films and rapid-fire time studies in the 1960s, from Valie Export’s feminist cinema to Lisl Ponger’s explorations of alternative ethnographies, from the exhilarating found footage works of Martin Arnold and Peter Tscherkassky to the recent generation of younger artists such as Michaela Grill and Siegfried Fruhauf whose innovative work also embraces digital technology.
Contributors include Steve Anker, Steve Bates, Livio Belloï, Christa Blümlinger, Nicole Brenez, Stefan Grissemann, Christoph Huber, Adrian Martin, Maya McKechneay, Maureen Turim, Norbert Pfaffenbichler, Andréa Picard, Barbara Pichler, Bert Rebhandl, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Hans Scheugl, and the editor.

frank films. the film and video work of Robert Frank
Steidl Verlag. 2009
Publication in Englisch / edited by Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Stefan Grissemann
272 pages. € 39,--

Robert Frank turned to filmmaking at the end of the 1950s. Although he has made 27 films, the work is largely a well kept secret. Frank approaches each film project as a new experience, challenging the medium and its possibilities at every turn. He has amalgamated documentary, fiction, and autobiography, cutting across genres.
This book offers a visually unique approach to Frank’s films: only new stills taken from videotapes have been used and they add up to a visual essay on Frank’s cinema that establishes an engaging dialogue with his photographic work. Each film is introduced with detailed analysis, discussing the history and the aesthetics of Frank’s film work. An interview with Allen Ginsberg provides an insider view. Together the texts and images offer an innovative and in-depth approach to the oeuvre of one of the greatest and most restless artists of the 20th century.

Contributors include Michael Barchet, Christa Blümlinger, Philip Brookman, Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Ralph Eue, Birgit Flos, Stefan Grissemann, Isabella Heugl, Christoph Huber, Kent Jones, Michael Loebenstein, Thomas Mießgang, Pia Neumann, Klaus Nüchtern, Bert Rebhandl, Isabella Reicher, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Nina Schedlmayer, Amy Taubin, Gerald Weber.

For any shop enquiries concerning publications please contact Magdalena Pichler