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film eclectic

Film Eclectic showcases the work of independent and student filmmakers across the country.

seniors' cinema

seniors' cinema 2004

This popular series of movies for grown-ups is full of quality new releases from around the world. Get in early for tickets to a year of fine films.

cinémathèque 2004

cinémathèque 2004

From cinema classics to experimental and underground achievements, Cinémathèque is Australia's only weekly forum for serious engagement with film.

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deck dogz

Three suburban skate punks embark on an odyssey across West Sydney to the beach bowl - a competition hosted by international skate champ Tony Hawk.

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jerry seinfeld: comedian with q&a

A funny and insightful documentary about what happened to Seinfeld after Seinfeld.

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truffaut's amour fou

Stolen Kisses is New Wave the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series; in The Soft Skin a literary critic is entranced by a flight attendant.

southern avengers

southern avengers

Ang Lee's Ride With The Devil is an American Civil War story of uneasy alliances, and Pocket Money is an oddball modern-day cow-poke Western comedy.

real: life on film

real: life on film

A program of fascinating, remarkable and diverse documentary films: The Purified , Remembrance of Things to Come, and The Decay of Fiction.

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fritz lang: german cinema

The Testament of Dr Mabuse sees Rudolf Klein-Rogge revive his role as the mad doctor; in The Woman in the Moon a rocket is built.

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elia kazan: hollywood realist

Splendor in the Grass is the dramatic coming-of-age tale of two teenage lovers; A Face in the Crowd satirically charts Lonesome Rhodes' ride

controversial legends of european cinema

controversial legends of european art cinema

Antonioni's L'Avventura is followed by Malle's The Lovers, a tale of infidelities, and Station 307, about Jacques Cousteau's underwater endeavours.

classic early american comedies

classic early american comedies

A collection of short comedies featuring the great comedians of the silent era, followed by Charlie Chaplin's The Circus, and Lady Windermere's Fan.

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cremaster cycle

Australian Premiere of Matthew Barney's legendary The Cremaster Cycle.

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a cold summer

Join the director and cast of A Cold Summer for a screening of the film and a Q&A session.

kirikou and the sorceress

kirikou and the sorceress

Plucky infant Kirikou takes on the powerful and ruthless sorceress Karaba in this gorgeously produced animation with a music score by Youssou N'Dour.

comedy short film festival

the comedy channel short film festival

Melbourne International Comedy Festival presents a celebration of the art of comedy in film with free screenings throughout the Festival at ACMI.

festival of german cinema

festival of german cinema

The Festival of German Cinema promises an eclectic mix of contemporary German films, complimented by visiting film directors, actors and film experts.

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moving out

An amusing, tender 'coming of age' classic about an Italian teenager living in the very Australian working class suburb of North Fitzroy in 1982.

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ratas, ratones, rateros & silencio nuclear

These are two of the best recent independent films from Ecuador: the gritty, urban Ratas, Ratones, Rateros and the post-apocalyptic Silencio Nuclear.

the milgram re-enactment

the milgram re-enactment

UK conceptual artist Rod Dickinson's The Milgram Re-enactment recreates the language and look of a famous and shocking 1960s psychology experiment.

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poker kings

This new documentary follows the lives of five poker players as they compete to win the ultimate prize - the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.


Masters of Animation: William Kentridge

Haunting animations by acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge that meditate on the nature of time and memory, personal and social history.

masters of animation: phil mulloy

masters of animation: phil mulloy

A retrospective of provocative works from award-winning animator, Phil Mulloy. These blunt, sardonic fables perceptively comment on human nature.

masters of animation: faith & john hubley

masters of animation: faith and john hubley

A retrospective of four decades of animation from prolific US independent collaborators and Academy Award winners, Faith and John Hubley.

popcorn taxi: a fireside chat

a fireside chat

Oscar-winning writer Pamela Wallace and veteran Hollywood studio script consultant Kathie Fong Yoneda offer a unique insight into their careers.

popcorn taxi: intensive seminar

two-day intensive seminar for writers and producers

This intensive two-day seminar is an inspiring guide to successful screenwriting, looking at the craft from both buyer's and seller's points of view.

man behind the sun

golden shadows: man behind the sun

A docu-drama set in a Japanese terror camp at the end of World War II, Man Behind the Sun exposes Japanese atrocities carried out against the Chinese.

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madres de la plaza de mayo

Though a selection of short films, poetry and speakers, this program takes a deeper look at the history of Argentina's 'Mothers of the Disappeared'.

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viva sao joao

Andrucha Waddington's  documentary on the tradition and legacy of the 'Festa Junina' celebrations of north-eastern Brazil.

kids' flicks

animated kids' flicks summer 2004

A program of world-class animation featuring traditional and contemporary classics, with timeless favourites by Chuck Jones and Friz Freleng.

animated kids' flicks autumn 2004

animated kids' flicks autumn 2004

A program of world class animation featuring timeless favourites by Disney and Warner Bros and animations from Italy and Japan.

the wizard of oz

the wizard of oz

The glorious 1939 musical, The Wizard of Oz, is presented here in a Special Edition restored Technicolor print with re-mastered Dolby Digital sound.

animated kids' flicks winter 2004

animated kids' flicks winter 2004

Classic animation featuring Paddington Bear, Disney characters and the Chuck Jones/Friz Freleng 1971 adaptation of Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.

the world of the greeks

athens and sicily - the world of the greeks

A visual presentation with commentary - part of a lecture series that lets you discover the history and cultural life of international destinations.

reallife on film

real: life on film

REAL: life on film stimulates, celebrates and educates by showcasing a dynamic program of documentaries.

tropfest 2004: best of the rest

tropfest 2004: best of the rest

Best of the Rest is a one-off showcase of over 50 short films by emerging and established Australian filmmakers shortlisted from Sony Tropfest 2004.

food on film

food on film

To celebrate the 2004 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, ACMI presents a selection of films that celebrate the visual and sensual pleasures of fine food.

seniors film festival

seniors film festival

A five-day festival of fine films for discerning seniors, presented by ACMI and the Dept. of Human Services as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival.



A young girl and her mother lose their jobs and are forbidden from going outside without a male, so they hatch a plan to re-enter the outside world.

spirited away

spirited away

Hayao Miyazaki's glorious mix of fantasy, folklore and social commentary for children of all ages, is presented here in its English language version.

melbourne latin american film festival

melbourne latin american film festival

Films and documentaries from Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil, and a cult classic from Mexico, presented by ACMI and Melbourne Filmoteca.



Subverting traditional representations of national and cultural identity, Resistance reveals a screen history of alternative Australian culture.

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