“Wildlife” isn’t just a great first film, it’s a great film.

“Wildlife” isn’t just a great first film, it’s a great film.     4 stars out of 4.
That’s Lindsey Bahr’s conclusion in her review of WILDLIFE – read the full article here.

The ELFS February film is about a family in crisis, the story being told from the view of their teenage son. WILDLIFE is the first film of director Paul Dano, adapted for the screen from Richard Ford’s novel of the same name.

Don’t miss it!



The experience of being a fan

Blinded by the Light, at its very best, captures the experience of being a fan, the pure exhilaration of it, and the sense of your vision opening out to vistas beyond your horizon.” Read the full review by Sheila O’Malley on rogerebert.com.

ELFs is back in 2020 with a fine new selection of films for you. See you soon at our January movie!

**  Blinded by the Light  **   January 16, 2020  **  8 pm  **  Alte Gerberei  **




Happy Christmas & all the best for 2020!

Dear Film Fans,

the ELFs 2019 film series closed with a beautiful film last week.

We had some great movies on the big screen this year – some of them exclusively shown in Austria. The première of the Sound & Vision International Festival for Music Films was a great success, we are very proud of this and are already working on a worthy sequel next year.

> Thank you all film fans for coming to see our movies!
> Thank you all ELFs members and volunteers for your support and help on film days and during the year!
> Thank you MuKu for your support, it is a pleasure to work with you!
> Thank you Colin & John, Platform2, for performing live music before our films start!

Stay tuned in 2020, we have prepared a selection of great films for you and hope to see you again soon at Alte Gerberei in St. Johann.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020!


Did Sheila Hancock really climb Suilven?

Did Sheila Hancock really climb Suilven?

Sheila Hancock is EDIE in the movie with the same name – our next ELFs film showing on Thursday, 12th December.

Sheila Hancock is an English actress and author. Most of her career, she performed in theatre plays and musicals, also on Broadway. Sheila Hancock won several awards and honours, among them the Laurence Olivier Award and the Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Read more about her life and career on Wikipedia

In EDIE, she plays a woman in her eighties – which fits well, as she was born in 1933, by the time when the film was shot, she was 83 years old.

So the question came up – did she really climb Suilven for this film? Apparently it’s true: For EDIE, Sheila Hancock really climbed this mountain.

There is a nice video on youtube “Edie – Behind the Scenes – ‘To Climb a Mountain’ with Sheila Hancock” – have a look here at how it all worked out; and wow, the landscape is breathtaking!

See you there!

*** EDIE *** Thursday, 12th December 2019 *** 8 pm *** Alte Gerberei ***

(c) Luna Filmverleih



In the northwest of Scotland, there stands a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven.

“In the northwest of Scotland, there stands a glacier-carved mountain called Suilven. Climbing it is not for the timid. But that’s not a word that describes the unusual heroine determined to conquer Suilven in the film Edie.

Edith Moore — everyone calls her Edie — is no ordinary climber. She’s 83 and has been sedentary for most of that time. That mountain, though, looms large in her mind in this quiet, unrushed and moving tale of age and will.”

That is how Mark Kennedy’s Film review starts on AP News – read the full article here.

Block next Thursday night on your calendars for a relaxing movie night before Christmas – see you at Alte Gerberei!
Doors open at 7.15 pm -> come early, Platform 2 will play live before the film.

Reserve your ticket in advance and get a seat on the couch in the front row.

*** EDIE *** Thursday, 12th December 2019 *** 8 pm *** Alte Gerberei ***