Get What You Want: Music Cinema

Presented in conjunction with the Brisbane Festival, ‘Get What You Want’ is a selection of documentary and fiction films concerned with different genres of music, from country, disco, folk and hip hop to house, punk, metal, reggae and soul. It offers viewers a unique platform from which to appraise the creative and social dynamics operating across these…

Snow White: Two classic adaptations to be screened at GOMA

Brisbane Festival and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art present two classic adaptations of Snow White — the silent live-action film Snow White 1916 directed by J Searle Dawley and the animated feature it inspired, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 1937 produced by Walt Disney. These beautifully restored films re-imagine the famed German…

Kobayashi retrospective at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA

A passionate filmmaker, Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi’s beautifully crafted films rail against injustice while questioning tradition and authority. After conscription as a solider and subsequent time as a prisoner of war, Kobayashi embarked on his filmmaking career in the 1950s at the prestigious Shochiku film studio. In postwar and post-occupation Japan, cinema was at the…

Arabian Nights: An ambitious trilogy

Loosely inspired by the stories featured in One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folktales from the Middle Eastern and South Asia first published in the eighteenth century, director Miguel Gomes has crafted an ambitious trilogy of films exploring the economic crisis affecting contemporary Portugal and Western Europe. Told through the structure of the…

Curator’s Pick: ‘Ms. 45’ and ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’

What are you doing this Friday? View two powerful cinematic vigilante films one after another with Ms. 45 and Kill Bill: Volume 1. ‘In Character’ currently showing at GOMA brings together a cast of actresses and characters who challenge our expectations for the behaviour, desire and physicality of women onscreen. View the films on the big screen…