Myths And Legends – GoMA Cinema Summer Festival Program

Celebrating the world of heroic deeds, epic journeys and sacred stories, ‘Myths and Legends’ considers depictions of these two cinematic genres and the insights they provide into the mysteries and wonders of our existence.

A companion program to 2014’s ‘Fairytales and Fables’, ‘Myths and Legends’ continues to explore the powerful relationships between classic folklore and modern cinematic storytelling, incorporating renditions and reinterpretations of classic tales, as well as contemporary accounts that translate mythic metaphors into unexpected genres, such as film noir, science fiction, adventure, drama, romance, comedy and the western.

The program features the epic battles of classical mythology (Jason and the Argonauts 1963) and Arthurian legend (The Fisher King 1991), as well as mythological stories and sacred tales from around the world (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner 2001, Ten Canoes 2006), tales of the questing hero (The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938), and even those heroic journeys found in everyday life (An Officer and a Gentleman 1982).

Play it Again, Sam: Film and Modern Mythology
Sat 7 Feb 1.00pm | FREE (45mins) l Cinema A
From Casablanca 1942 to Pulp Fiction 1994, explore how different cinematic genres offer refreshing twists on classic mythic narratives with ‘Myths and Legends’ curator Amanda Slack-Smith, Associate Curator, Australian Cinémathèque.

Adult $9 | 5-film pass $36
Concession $7 | 5-film pass $28
Members+ $6 | 5-film pass $24
A 5-film pass entitles you to either 5 tickets to one film screening or a ticket to 5 different films. All 5 films must be chosen at the time of purchasing a 5-film pass.

Myths And Legends – GOMA Cinema Summer Program
GoMA – Brisbane
9 January – 8 March 2015