Fairy Tales: Unmissable films & live music in March

In March we venture into the surreal outer reaches of fairy tale cinema. The enchantment of fairy tales lies in their fantastical elements, which conjure uncanny images like pumpkin carriages, magic carpets, or houses made of gingerbread. Fairy tales significantly influenced the development of Surrealism, with Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) acknowledged as…

Fairy Tales: Unmissable films in February

In February, the Fairy Tales Cinema program explores the changing face of fairy tales and the ways they blend with other storytelling traditions to reflect particular moments in time. The fairy tale theorist and historian Jack Zipes has used the concept of the ‘meme’ to think about this ever-shifting continuity of storytelling, and the importance…

Live Music & Film: Man with a Movie Camera meets Man with Violin

Live Music & Film returns to the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA at 11am on Sunday 25 February 2024 with the joyous Man with a Movie Camera 1929 and a live score played on stage by Jonny Ng from Camerata — Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Shot by a Polish filmmaker in Moscow as well as Odesa and Kyiv…

Queensland Premiere WINHANGANHA: A visual film poem by Jazz Money

On 26 January 2024, the Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) screens the Queensland Premiere of WINHANGANHA, a powerful new film work by acclaimed Wiradjuri artist and poet, Jazz Money. The film was commissioned by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) to demonstrate the potential of an archive to ask the difficult…

Fairy Tales: Unmissable films in January

‘Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment’ continues to expand our ideas about fairy tales this month with free screenings on Fridays and Sundays. Screening this week & upcoming January brings together a selection of films which reflect the far reach of fairy tales. Adapting to different contexts, fairy tales such as ‘Hansel and Gretel’…

Fairy Tales: Unmissable films in December

Fairy tales have always been a means of speaking truth to power; challenging injustice and providing hope. The ‘Fairy Tales Cinema: Truth, Power and Enchantment’ free film program presents beloved classics alongside contemporary retellings and highlights how filmmakers have innovated on older stories to resonate in different times and contexts. Screening this week and upcoming…