The Australian Cinémathèque secret weapon: The Wurlitzer

We highlight the Australian Cinémathèque’s much loved secret weapon — the Wurlitzer Style 260 Opus 2040 pipe organ. From 2018 to 2020, QAGOMA will present Queensland’s Brisbane International Film Festival (BIFF). The Festival experience comes to life with a range of dynamic events including classic silent films with live scores, a high point the screening of Buster Keaton’s The Cameraman 1928 featuring a…

Sleuthing comes to GOMA with The Great Detective

More than a century after Sherlock Holmes first uttered the now iconic phrase ‘the game is afoot’ to his trusted companion Dr John Watson, detective films – and the brilliant characters the genre draws upon – continue to delight and surprise cinemagoers. From 6 July to 2 September 2018, the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA presents ‘The…

Silent masterpieces brought to life

Two silent masterpieces are presented with live musical accompaniment at the Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA as part of ‘Film Noir’ (31 March – 21 May 2017). Watch Joseph von Sternberg’s thrilling Underworld 1927, a forceful prototype for the American gangster film genre and Friedrich W. Murnau’s beloved The Last Laugh 1924, an emotionally powerful treasure of Weimar…

Film Noir rises from the ashes

Cynical and seductive, film noir was born in the ashes of the Great Depression and fuelled by disillusionment and the paranoia of the postwar era. In March-April, the Australian Cinémathèque presents a curated program exploring the classics as well as their modern counterparts. Film noir is one of the most visually seductive and enduring cinematic…

Lost Cinema

The Australian Cinémathèque’s program of once-lost films begins Sunday 5 February 2017 with the launch of our free ‘Lost Cinema: Queensland Discoveries’. Join film treasure hunter Joel Archer for a lively In-Conversation, followed by screenings of two short Italian melodramas which he helped rediscover. The print of Angelo Che Redime (The Redeeming Angel) 1913 was found almost entirely…