Trains of Thoughts
Timo Novotny, Austria, 2012.
Directed by: Timo Novotny
Script: Timo Novotny
Producer: Ulrich Gehmacher
Production company: Orbrock Film Production
Cinematography: Timo Novotny, Jakob Barth
Editing: Timo Novotny, Jakob Barth
Music: Sofa Surfers
Format: video
Running time: 84'

For the majority of people, the subway merely represents a reliable means of transportation that quickly and safely transports them to their destination. Timo Novotny’s audiovisual essay, however, reveals that the underground railway is much more. It is quite literally the seedbed of a wide variety of human stories (New York), a center of diverse musical production (Los Angeles), a favored locale of suicide and sexual deviance (Tokyo), a glitzy tourist attraction (Moscow), or an ideal place for study or relaxation. Set to the excellent, uninterrupted soundtrack by Sofa Surfers (rightfully dubbed the Austrian Massive Attack), the filmmakers accompany us through the underground railways of several world metropolises, discovering what makes them unique. Sometimes visually reminiscent of a classy music video, this whimsical movie stands out for its original visual treatment and effective interplay of music and image.

Awards and Festivals
Sarajevo Film Festival 2012
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012

Directors Biography
Timo Novotny, born 1973, Germany, graduated in media from Vienna’s University of Applied Arts. He is a cofounder and member of Vidok and Sofa Surfers who makes his home in the Austrian capital. Filmography: Wirehead (1993-1996, with Norbert Pfaffenbichler), The Plan (1997), Life in Malmoe (1998), CARGO (1999), Sofa Rockers (2000), Can I Get a Witness (2002), Neon (2002), and Discube (2003). Life in Loops (A Megacities RMX) (2006). His work has been part of many exhibitions and festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Mexico City, Sarajevo, New York, and Montreal.

Location and screening schedule:
GRIČ CINEMA, Monday, October 15th at 10.00
GRIČ CINEMA, Monday, October 15th at 20.00
DOKUKINO KIC, Tuesday, October 16th at 21.30
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