Australian Cinémathèque’s new free program ‘Staged Directions’ is currently screening!

Inspired by the Gallery exhibition ‘Setting the Stage’ (21 September 2019 – 1 March 2020), ‘Staged Directions’ looks at the way filmmakers draw on the formal aspects of the stage – from its construction, aesthetics, language and purpose — to role-play social and political ideas within their film.

It brings together classic films (Sergei Parajanov The Colour of Pomegranates 1969; Peter Weir The Truman Show 1998), artist-focused documentaries and films (Matthew Akers Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present 2012; Tsai Ming-liang Your Face 2018) and new releases (Jayden Stevens A Family 2019; Yang Sun and S Leo Chiang Our Time Machine 2019).

Staged Directions
25 October 2019 – 16 November 2019
GOMA – Brisbane