Lost Cinema

The Australian Cinémathèque’s program of once-lost films begins Sunday 5 February 2017 with the launch of our free ‘Lost Cinema: Queensland Discoveries’. Join film treasure hunter Joel Archer for a lively In-Conversation, followed by screenings of two short Italian melodramas which he helped rediscover. The print of Angelo Che Redime (The Redeeming Angel) 1913 was found almost entirely…

Smells like music cinema

Last Friday Peter McKay was guest DJ on 4ZZZ’s Friday Neon to play some classic songs that inspired Get What You Want: Music Cinema – the current film program at QAGOMA. Check out his ten songs and their matching sessions now showing at the Australian Cinémathèque. 01 | Bob Marley | Soul Shakedown Party Watch Marley 2012 M…

You can(’t) always get what you want

Making reference to the Rolling Stones classic ‘You can’t always get what you want’, from the 1969 album Let It Bleed, our Get What You Want film program now showing at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA until 2 October 2016 flashes forwards through five decades of music, surveying the lives and experiences of its composers, performers and fans. Get What…

Our top 5 music cinema films

After month on month of watching 100s of music themed films,  curator Peter McKay selected 28 documentaries and dramas to feature in Get What You Want: Music Cinema. This is his personal top five films of the program. WHAT WOULD YOUR TOP FIVE LOOK LIKE?Let us know in comments Presented in conjunction with the Brisbane…

The power of music in film

Music and cinema go hand-in-hand. Taking place at the Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA (2 September to 2 October 2016) Get What You Want: Music Cinema is a carefully curated selection of documentary and fiction films concerned with different genres. It will display the importance and impact of music in cinema, and attempt to communicate the power it…

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Get what you need with music cinema

The transformative power of music is amplified in a new multi-genre program of documentaries and feature films screening at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA this spring. Tickets are now on sale for more than 25 films in ‘Get What You Want: Music Cinema’, screening from 2 September in conjunction with Brisbane Festival. The ‘Get What You Want:…