Ghost stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond

‘Ghost Stories: Spirits, Hauntings and Worlds Beyond’ (10 September to 28 November 2021) brings together a selection of films drawing on more than a century of cinematic spectres. Curated by the Australian Cinémathèque, the program mixes iconic Hollywood hauntings with eerie, ethereal encounters and tales of love so powerful they spill into otherworldly realms. By…

5 films I borrowed from my friends (and never gave back)

Looking over my film collection recently, I realised there are some films I’ve been holding onto for way too long! For starters, there’s the VHS tape of Peter Jackson’s Meet the Feebles (1989) that I borrowed from my New Zealand flatmate; the unreturned copy of Heathers (1989) that’s probably still accruing library fines; The Rules of Attraction (2002) DVD that was loaned to me after…

Pink foam, macaroni and cat paw puppetry: 5 Miranda July moments

Miranda July is an exciting, multidisciplinary artist who moves between film, writing and performance to create narratives that speak to the strangeness of the everyday and the human desire for connectedness. As we celebrate the work of this ground-breaking artist and filmmaker in ‘Miranda July: Me and You and Everybody‘, here are five memorable moments…

5 films about the Masters and The Met, New York

As QAGOMA opens its doors to the eagerly anticipated exhibition, ‘European Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York‘ (12 June – 17 October 2021), the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA has curated a selection of insightful and playful films that delve into the history of the Masters and the modern-day museum with ‘The Met: The…

The Rave scene: Its connection to film and pop culture

Following on from the Rave film program that recently screened at the Australian Cinémathèque and in time for Record Store Day on 12 June, Brisbane-based musician and DJ, Phil Smart reflects on his experience of the rave scene and its connection to film and pop culture. When you’re part of a subculture, it’s not often…