Inferno

Delve deep into the world of rare horror films

‘Gothic, Giallo, Gore’ showcases rare horror film prints from around the world Nearly all of the films being screened during ‘Gothic, Giallo, Gore: Masters of Italian Horror’ have arrived on 35mm prints shipped over from Italy and America. To present this collection of cult horror classics The Australian Cinémathèque reached out to national archives, private…

Blind Cinema

Sit blindfolded as a child describes a film in hushed tones

In the darkness of a cinema, the adult audience sits blindfolded, behind sits a child who describes in hushed tones a film they are seeing for the very first time. Accompanied by a soundtrack (which has no dialogue), the whispered descriptions are an attempt by the children to make sense of what they see projected…

Production still from Blood and Black Lace 1964 / Director: Mario Bava / Image courtesy: Compass Films

Gruesome and exhilarating, Italian horror screens at GOMA

The Australian Cinémathèque presents exclusive cinema projects and events in collaboration with Brisbane Festival this September, including a rare experience to enjoy classic Italian horror films on the big screen, the Australian premiere of ‘Blind Cinema’, and a special live performance of Suspiria and Battleship Potemkin. Masters of Italian Horror Co-presented with Brisbane Festival, ‘Gothic, Giallo, Gore:…

Battleship Potemkin

Watch Battleship Potemkin with music live by Camerata

Presented in partnership with Brisbane Festival and in association with Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA will screen a new digital restoration of Battleship Potemkin 1925 in the Concert Hall at The Old Museum on 24 September 2017. Ten piece string ensemble Camerata will accompany the film with an improvised soundtrack that brings…

Production still from Suspiria 1977 / Director: Dario Argento / Image courtesy: Umbrella Entertainment

Goblin perform live in Brisbane alongside the film Suspiria

This September, QAGOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque and Brisbane Festival will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Dario Argento’s revered cult classic Suspiria 1977 in truly spectacular fashion: by flying Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin from Rome to Brisbane to perform their iconic score live alongside a screening of the film for one night only. BUY TICKETS The horror-soundtrack…

Film still from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 2017 / © 2017 MARVEL

The mystery is revealed in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Marvel was so confident in the first Guardians of the Galaxy that a sequel was ordered before the original premiered. Despite being the least well known of the Cinematic Universe heroes to date, the motley band struck an instant chord with audiences, and James Gunn eagerly returned to direct the second outing for Peter Quill…