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In the tradition of Twenty Feet From Stardom (MIFF 2013), Hired Gun gives voice to some of the greatest players in the world: the session musos who back up the famous faces behind your favourite chart-topping hits. Among them, original Ghostbusters theme singer/songwriter Ray Parker Jr (pictured), who will join the film's director Fran Strine for a Q&A at the 30 July screening! And, just confirmed, Ray will also do a FREE DJ set for The Blackhearts Club Grand Opening, spinning songs he's performed on and written, including the Ghostbusters theme song!
Photo: Angela George
Jerry Lewis' best-known and most influential comedy, The Nutty Professor screens at MIFF as a co-presentation with Jerry's House, a program designed to teach sick and disadvantaged children around the world the important connection between laughter and healing. The 30 July session will feature an introduction from Lochie Graham, the 13-year-old inspiration and ambassador for Jerry's House.
Harrowing and life-affirming in equal measure, The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is a remarkable portrait of four women finally being given the power to voice the tremendous violence done to them, and to transform their trauma into something cleansing, forceful and awe-inspiring.
Demand for the MIFF Premiere Find-supported documentary The Family – an incendiary, heartbreaking investigation into one of Australia's most notorious cults – has been so high that we've added a new session at 4pm on Monday 1 August, in The Forum. Get in quick!
Winner of the Best of the Fest Award and the The Liv Ullmann Peace Prize at the 2015 Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Adama is an emotional, exciting and strikingly animated film inspired by real-life stories of West African men recruited to fight for French forces.
"Bold and daring in 1983, and nearly as radical in 2016, Born in Flames broke new ground in the world of feminist filmmaking—and beyond. Critics and audiences would be well advised to see where at least some of today's more envelope-pushing ideas originated." – Film Journal International
Presented by MIFF 37ºSouth Market & Accelerator, Adrian Wootton returns to Melbourne for another series of his acclaimed Illustrated Film Talks, this year focusing on the rich screen legacy of William Shakespeare, who died 400 years ago and is the most filmed author ever.
Introducing The Blackhearts Club at MIFF 2016. Melbourne’s favourite wine store, Blackhearts & Sparrows will transform the Forum Theatre into a drinking, dining and piano bar, conjuring the old world charm of the Golden Age of Hollywood, and a celebration of the era in which the atmospheric, magnificent theatre itself was built. Grand Opening Friday 29 July. Find out more.
Now in its 10th year, MIFF's Next Gen program for schools screens films in the languages most commonly taught in Victorian schools: French, German, Italian, Japanese and Mandarin. These are carefully curated, high-quality and age-appropriate films that are not available online, not available on home entertainment, and not guaranteed a cinema release in Australia. So see them at MIFF or risk missing out! School bookings are now open.
MIFF members get the red-carpet treatment. In addition to priority access and discounts throughout the festival, MIFF members get year-round benefits – from invitations to complimentary preview screenings of latest film releases to concession entry at our cinema partners. PLUS! From now until August 14, you'll receive a bonus $5 Readings voucher with every MIFF Membership! Find out more and sign up now.