Australian Centre for the Moving Image 9 results

Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto Exhibition at ACMI

Rosefeldt’s brand-new thirteen-channel work Manifesto questions the role of the artist in society today. Australian actor, Cate Blanchett, performs the manifestos as a series of striking monologues. The installation draws on the writings of Futurists, Dadaists, Fluxus artists, Situtationists and Dogma 95, and the musings of individual artists, architects, dancers and filmmakers. Passing the philosophies of Claes Oldenburg, Yvonne Rainer, Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, Elaine Sturte...

Essential Anime 2015 at the ACMI

Adult fans should not miss this rare opportunity to see three classic Ghibli titles in glorious original 35mm print, in Japanese with English subtitles. For younger fans, we're also screening English language versions. Whether you’re a Ghibli fanatic, love the art of anime or are new to the genre, Essential Anime has something for everyone. Boruto: Naruto the Movie M Following on from Naruto: The Last, Boruto continues the enormously popular series with the adventures of Naruto’s ...

David Bowie is Exhibition at ACMI

David Bowie is was created by the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London drawing upon unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive of costumes, objects, album artwork, and memorabilia. The exhibition includes lyric sheets, hundreds of photographs, stage sets, rare videos, filmed live shows, over 50 costumes and interviews with key collaborators. Special displays within the exhibition explore Bowie’s influences as musician, stage performer, writer and actor – ...

Essential Bergman: Selected by David Stratton at ACMI

Showcasing ten Bergman titles hand-picked by Australia’s renowned film critic and broadcaster, the program features some of cinema’s most important and iconic titles, including The Seventh Seal, Persona, Wild Strawberries and Cries and Whispers. “Ingmar Bergman changed my life,” wrote Stratton in his introduction to the program. “When I saw Smiles of a Summer Night on October 31, 1957, at the Birmingham (UK) Film Society, my concept of cinema altered forever… I found in ...

Comedy Films at the ACMI

The Australian premiere of Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) is a revealing portrait of award-winning showbiz legend and star of 30 Rock , Elaine Stritch screening from 2 April to 26 April 2015. For over six decades, her name has been synonymous with Broadway, television, film, cabaret  and more recently as Jack Donaghy’s fast-talking, acid-tongued mother, Colleen on the hit TV series 30 Rock. Making her Broadway debut in 1946, Elaine Stritch starred in countless landmark productions ...

War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918 Exhibition at ACMI

Visitors will discover what Australians saw when they went to the cinema during the First World War as ACMI’s Gallery 2 is transformed into a picture palace showing fascinating shorts, advertisements, newsreels, propaganda and feature films produced locally and internationally during the War. The exhibition features a screening room and ‘foyer’ area complete with ticket box and ‘ghostly’ cinema worker responding by phone to ticket and film inquiries. The foyer will also contain ...

Epic Intimacy: The Cinema of Zhang Yimou & Gong Li Exhibition at ACMI

Spanning more than three decades, the filmmaking partnership between Zhang Yimou and Gong Li has produced some of mainland China’s most striking imagery and arresting tales. Commenting on the season, ACMI Senior Film Programmer, Kristy Matheson said ACMI was delighted to honour one of cinema’s most dynamic duos. “Yimou first cast an unknown drama student, Gong Li in his directorial debut, Red Sorghum (1987). From there, a rich artistic collaboration ensued, including Raise the Red ...

Fashion on Film at ACMI

Opening the season is the Australian premiere of And Then There is Naples (E poi c’è Napoli) (2014), in which director Gianluca Migliarotti travels to the epicentre of men’s tailoring. Bespoke Neapolitan trouser maker Salvatore Ambrosi guides audiences through the ancient city of style where he encounters local designers and commentators who offer rare insights into the art of tailoring. Other traditional crafts are explored, which lead to a captivating exchange with a 120-year old ...

ROMA! The Screen Life of the Eternal City Film Season at ACMI

Immortalised by Hollywood when Audrey Hepburn took a ride on Gregory Peck’s Vespa, Rome remains a beguiling enigma for audiences worldwide. Commenting on the season, ACMI’s Film Programmer, Roberta Ciabarra said: “Looking as far back as the 1950s to films by Italian directors, including Fellini, Antonioni, Pasolini and Bolognini, to more recent award-winning auteurs including Gianfranco Rosi and Paolo Sorrentino, ROMA! The Screen Life of the Eternal City goes beyond the Hollywood ...