Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA

Be part of the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF)

QAGOMA will present the Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF) over the next three years from 2018 to 2020. BIFF in 2018 will be presented in October at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA, the only cinema facility of its kind in an Australian art museum. The festival will celebrate international and Australian contemporary screen culture, showcasing films…

Empire of our senses: The body and mind in science

During the World Science Festival Brisbane 2018, the Australian Cinémathèque at GOMA in partnership with the Queensland Museum will present a program of documentaries and films that reflect on some of the expectations we have of our minds and bodies. These films consider how these expectations can be re-evaluated through deeper scientific understanding. The program includes…

Cinema: Two minutes to nuclear destruction

We’re closer to nuclear destruction than ever. ‘Two Minutes to Midnight: Nuclear Cinema’ is a free cinema program that brings together a collection of nuclear-themed films to explore how filmmakers have responded to one of the greatest scientific and moral quandaries of the last century. The program offers a collection of films that act as…

Production still from Tarzan and His Mate 1934 / Directors: Cedric Gibbons, James C McKay / Image courtesy: Park Circus

Exotic Hollywood

In 2018 the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque presents major film programs complementing exhibitions ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’ and ‘APT9’ alongside our free stand-alone film programs ‘All the Worlds Memories’ until 24 February, ‘Exotic Hollywood’ 4 – 28 February and ‘Rainer Werner Fassbinder’ (Part 2) 1 June – 4 July. Exotic Hollywood In the 1920s and 1930s cinema audiences craved…

Production still from Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) 1959 / Dir: Satyajit Ray / Image courtesy: Janus Films

Satyajit Ray: The Restorations

One of the common misconceptions about cinematic history is that in this digital age we can watch almost any film that has screened in a cinema. And even if we can’t get them on DVD, great director’s films are surely lovingly preserved in a film archive somewhere in the world? Unfortunately that’s not always the…