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…

Matisse film program

In the opening film of the Henri Matisse film program Matisse is asked what was the most enjoyable period in his life. He answers: “The messy times! When I wasn’t selling my paintings, when I was the only one who liked them besides a few of my friends. I used to like my paintings the…