1929 Wurlitzer brings silent films back to life

Hidden beneath the stage of the purpose-built Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), and only revealed for special screenings is our much loved 1929 Wurlitzer Style 260 Opus 2040 Pipe Organ. It is a rare opportunity to be able to view silent films on the big screen some hundred years since ‘talkies’…

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…

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…

5 films to rave about – Sound systems, acid-house and the yellow smiley

Grab your glow sticks and don the fluro with these films that celebrate the rave phenomenon as a sweet-harmony of escapism, hedonism and self-expression. Immerse yourself in these techno vibes, jungle beats and smooth synth that will have you throwing shapes. RELATED: More 5 film suggestions to watch 1 Everybody in the Place 2018 15+…

5 films to get you revved up

What does a biker do when not riding — visit ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire‘ and watch a film obviously! ‘The Motorcycle‘ exhibition opened the throttle on 150 years of ground-breaking design that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen. Featuring racers, record breakers and road icons up close. Get…