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…

Production still from Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant) 1972 / Image courtesy: Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

The tenderness of the wolves

The Australian Cinémathèque begins a two-part retrospective of works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His films were provocative during his lifetime, and his stories continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. I’d like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.1…