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The Noise of Waters is coming to GOMA

‘The Noise of Waters’ surveys a selection of films that have attempted to reconcile these dynamics. It presents raucous ocean voyages (The Wild Boys 2017), joyful beach vacations (Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday 1953), lethal bayous (Southern Comfort 1981), strange sailors (Night Tide 1961), much-loved pools (Sexy Beast 2000) and famous downpours (Singin’ in the Rain 1952). The program also looks at different perspectives on water from locations around the world, including Brazil (Barrav...

Water Exhibition is now open at GOMA

‘Water’ opens this summer at GOMA, exploring the vital element which sustains all life on Earth. From major immersive experiences to smaller-scale treasures by Australian and international artists, the exhibition will highlight this precious resource and spark conversations about the environmental and social challenges we face today.   //   Dive deeper with guided tours of the exhibition at 11.00am every day from 9 December, and at the Water Sundays events with tours ...

Paul Scrader: God’s Lonely Man Retrospective coming to GOMA this month

Adapted by major filmmakers such as Sydney Pollack (The Yakuza 1974), Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver 1976) and Brian De Palma (Obsession 1976), his scripts were met with critical acclaim and helped usher in a new era of American cinema.   // Stepping behind the camera as director for the first time with Blue Collar 1978, Schrader established a parallel career as a talented director of both his own and other writers’ screenplays. Now in his fifth decade of filmmaking, he remains ...

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

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 www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

The Brisbane International Film Festival is back!

BIFF Artistic Director Amanda Slack-Smith said this year’s festival will be jam-packed with more than 110 features, documentaries and short films by emerging and established talent from around the globe, as well as events celebrating film with live music, food, workshops, discussions and much more. Highlights of the 11-day Festival include the Queensland premieres of Céline Sciamma’s sizzling Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Pedro Almodóvar’s deeply personal Pain and Glory, for ...

Check out the Mahamat-Saleh Haroun retrospective at the Australian Cinémathèque this month!

A former journalist, Haroun studied filmmaking in France and went back home to make the first feature documentary for the African country of Chad in 1999. This film, Bye, Bye Africa, launched Haroun’s compelling filmmaking career and went on to win Best Debut Film at Venice International Film Festival. This retrospective offers a chance to see the strength and breadth of his deeply humanist filmmaking. //   Films include his short film The Second Wife 1994, which focuses on a ...

Quilty exhibition is now open at GOMA!

The exhibition extends from Quilty’s early reflections on the initiation rituals performed by young Australian men to his experience as an official war artist in Afghanistan and his campaign to save the lives of Bali Nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. It also includes his revisions of the Australian landscape, and raw, intimate portraits of himself, his family and his friends.   //   Discover more about Ben Qulity with our range of related events, listed ...

Peter Strickland: Capturing the Uncanny

Known for their sensuous atmosphere, Peter Strickland’s films compellingly combine genre, the uncanny and the experimental. Strickland first made his mark in 2009 with the low-budget rural revenge noir Katalin Varga. His international arthouse breakthrough came in 2012 with Berberian Sound Studio, which details the story of a reserved Englishman finding himself working on the sound design of a disturbed Italian giallo horror film.   //   This key work establishes ...

The Innocent and the Damned: The films of Luchino Visconti is now showing at GOMA

Born into the luxuriance of Milanese aristocracy, Visconti would nevertheless begin his career by crafting deeply sympathetic portrayals of the downtrodden in early neorealist classics. His work would adopt a newfound resplendence with the vividly envisioned costume drama Senso 1954 – a milieu to which he would repeatedly return, most celebratedly in his Palme d’Or winning masterpiece The Leopard 1963. Endlessly dynamic, his later output grew more openly lurid and psychosexual, with the ...

Beauty in the B Grade is coming to GOMA next month!

From the sublime to the outrageous, ‘Beauty in the B Grade’ celebrates the ‘B’ movie at its height from the 1930s to the 1960s. Produced quickly, with a fraction of the budget of an ‘A’ feature film, ‘B’ pictures mirrored popular genres of the time, and screened before the highly publicised ‘A’ film in double features at movie theatres in the 1930s and 1940s. With the rising popularity of television in the 1950s — and with a delight in tales of haunted houses, mystical ...