A Place At The Table: Food On Film

In conjunction with the exhibition ‘Harvest’, the Gallery’s major winter exhibition, the Australian Cinémathèque presents a free program ‘Harvest: Food on Film’. Included are some 40 features and documentaries, showcasing the production, consumption and presentation of food as a vivid motif in contemporary filmmaking across four strands: the dinner table, culture and tradition, food and…

Dante, early cinema and the creation of national identity in Italy

It’s Italy’s National Day on Monday June 2, and you can immerse yourself in Italian culture the day prior at the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque with two sumptuous Italian silent epics: La Cineteca di Bologna’s 2006 restoration of Inferno 1911 (screening 11.00am Sunday 1 June, free), and followed by Carmine Gallone and Amleto Palermi’s Gli ultimi giorni di Pompei (The Last Days of…

The Lady from Shanghai: Welles is Speaking Sense

‘Orson Welles: A Retrospective‘ showcases one of the most influential and charismatic figures in North American cinema. An acclaimed filmmaker, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer, Orson Welles worked extensively in radio, theatre, film and television. The program presents all 12 features as well as his documentary F for Fake 1973, and a selection of…

Derek Jarman’s Cinema Of Small Gestures

Opening this week is the landmark film program ‘The Last of England: Thatcherism and British Cinema’. The free program begins with a special 20th anniversary retrospective of films by the acclaimed artist and filmmaker Derek Jarman. This major survey of British cinema continues at the Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA until the 25 June 2014. We are…

Orson Welles: A Retrospective

Opening this weekend, the Gallery’s Australian Cinématheque hosts a major film program of works by mercurial American film and broadcasting prodigy Orson Welles. ‘Orson Welles: A Retrospective’ is a ticketed program and screens at GOMA until 28 May 2014. Acclaimed filmmaker, actor, theatre director, screenwriter, and producer Orson Welles (1915–85) worked extensively in radio, theatre, film…