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Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Studies on the Ecology of Drama Exhibition at ACMI

Studies on the Ecology of Drama is a four-screen installation by renowned Finnish filmmaker and artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. Against the backdrop of the Finnish countryside, a ‘human actor’ guides us through a series of thoughtful yet playful visual exercises. Through meditative animation and visual effects we’re invited to consider how cinema constructs our relationship to nature.   //   Featuring a juniper tree, a common swift, a horse, a butterfly and a group of ...

Wonderland Exhibition at ACMI

From first gracing the page in 1865, Alice has delighted audiences and inspired artists across generations. In more than 40 cinematic odysseys, she has epitomised the best in animation, been an arthouse icon and a blockbuster success. Alongside her journey through pop culture, Wonderland explores how filmmaking, special effects and technology have reimagined one of the world’s most beloved characters.   //   In this must-see event, take a trip through the looking ...

World Premiere of Terror Nullius by Soda_Jerk Coming Soon to ACMI!

TERROR NULLIUS is the third Ian Potter Moving Image Commission (IPMIC), a ten-year, biennial program providing $100,000 for the creation of new works by mid-career Australian artists – and the most significant moving image commission in the country. Soda_Jerk take on the IPMIC following the success of The Was, their 2016 collaboration with The Avalanches. This year they have also presented multi-channel video installations at international art spaces including the Barbican, London; ...

Jean-Pierre Melville: The Outsider at ACMI

Dubbed the 'godfather of the French New Wave' and driven by a love of 30s and 40s American gangster films, director Jean-Pierre Melville's lean but vital oeuvre has influenced filmmakers across the world including Jean-Luc Godard, Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, Michael Mann and Johnnie To. Tinged with the trappings of film noir, dripping with style and a sardonic worldview, Melville created a meticulous playbook on the moral codes of desperate men and cool criminals, while setting the gold ...

ACMI announces Wallace & Gromit and Friends to spend summer in Melbourne!

Premiering in Australia as part of the 2017 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces program, Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman reflects the quirky humour and idiosyncratic charm of the British studio from concept drawings and storyboards to the intricate, handmade puppets and sets that enthral audiences young and old. “We are delighted to be able to extend our exclusive season of Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman,” said ACMI CEO & Director, Katrina ...

I Am Not Your Negro screening exclusively at ACMI

From acclaimed director Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Lumumba, Murder in Pacot), I Am Not Your Negrobrings to life Remember This House, the unfinished manuscript of American novelist and intellectual James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this blistering film shares Baldwin’s personal experience of racism as considered through the lens of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr. A most expertly crafted documentary of recent times I Am Not Your ...

Series Mania Melbourne at ACMI

“Series Mania is to TV Drama what the Cannes Film Festival is to film” – Variety Film Victoria and ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) have announced a joint partnership which will bring Series Mania, the world’s most prestigious festival of international television, to Melbourne, Australia. Over four days Series Mania Melbourne will deliver program highlights from Paris’ Series Mania 2017, with over 40 free screenings of premiere seasons of some of the best new ...

Twin Peaks: No One Is Innocent at ACMI

Much to the joy of Twin Peaks fans, master of surrealist nightmares David Lynch has re-visited Twin Peaks after 25 years. Season three sees the return of many of the characters that touched our hearts and haunted our dreams. Come to a place both wonderful and strange as the ACMI panel explores all things Lynchian, including the enduring influence of Twin Peaks on popular culture through its command of the uncanny, dark humour and unique experimentation with sound and narrative devices....

Wallace & Gromit and Friends – The Magic of Aardman Exhibition at ACMI

In our latest exhibition, take an extraordinary trip from sketches and models through to elaborate sets as these beloved characters take shape on screen. Highlighting over 350 objects from Aardman’s most amazing animations, celebrate the Oscar-winning studio’s unique artistic vision. Wander among Wallace’s cracking contraptions along with over 50 authentic film sets, including Gromit’s famous vegetable garden, city streets from Shaun the Sheep the Movie, the flying machine from ...

Shakespeare On Film at ACMI

With so much high drama, history and romance, its little wonder that William Shakespeare is credited with more film adaptations that any other writer. Special presentations include Play On! Shakespeare in Silent Cinema with a new score by the Globe musicians and a digital restoration of Richard III with an exclusive on-stage discussion between Ian McKellen and Richard Loncraine recorded at BFI Southbank. Program partners The British Council, British Film Institute. Shakespeare On ...