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2000 Weeks

2000 Weeks

A forgotten landmark in Australian cinema, directed by a pre–Alvin Purple Tim Burstall, returns to the big screen at last.

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Black Fire

Black Fire

First Nations people discuss their place in Australian society in this pioneering work of Aboriginal cinema.

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Body Melt

Body Melt

Philip Brophy’s hilariously bonkers debut feature makes an oozing, suppurating, bloody mess of Melbourne suburbia.

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Bonjour Balwyn

Bonjour Balwyn

Melbourne’s inner suburbs offer a backdrop for the misadventures of a young dandy in this key title of the ‘Carlton ripple’.

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Clay

Clay

Before the Australian New Wave, there was Giorgio Mangiamele – and this 1965 award-winning film is a testament to the Italian-born director’s talents.

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The Club

The Club

In the hall of local sports movies, Bruce Beresford’s 1980 Aussie Rules adaptation The Club is a reigning champ.

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Death in Brunswick

Death in Brunswick

Director John Ruane

Featuring a hapless Sam Neill, Death in Brunswick – screening from a brand-new restoration DCP – is a jet-black highlight of local comedy filmmaking.

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Dogs in Space

Dogs in Space

Starring Michael Hutchence, Richard Lowenstein’s snapshot of post-punk Melbourne youth has become emblematic of the place, the time and the music.

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Endangered

Endangered

Love, sex and dating, Indigenous style.

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Faces 1976/1996

Faces 1976/1996

A silent exploration of the beauty of unadorned human faces and the identities they express.

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Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

“The most powerful film ever made in Australia” is poised to be the most intense and visceral experience you will ever have in the cinema.

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Harry's War

Harry's War

A First Nations soldier fights for his country and his people.

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Head On

Head On

Alex Dimitriades is magnetic in Ana Kokkinos’s bold and brutal feature about a queer Greek Australian man’s ecstatic journey to find himself.

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Hey Al, Baby

Hey Al, Baby

Life inside a late 1960s Carlton student share house plays out across six alternately comedic and melancholy real-time vignettes.

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The Home Song Stories

The Home Song Stories

Director Tony Ayres

Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) delivers a heartbreaking performance in Tony Ayres’s autobiographical immigrant tale set in 60s and 70s Melbourne suburbia.

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Homosexuality: A Film for Discussion

Homosexuality: A Film for Discussion

A pioneering work of LGBTQIA+ representation that deftly punctures social myths around homosexuality in 1970s Melbourne.

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In Search of Anna

In Search of Anna

Director Esben Storm

In this underseen gem of the Australian New Wave, a young man drives a 1938 Buick from Melbourne to Sydney – and towards his future.

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In This Life's Body

In This Life's Body

A titan of Australian experimental cinema journeys deep within her own past.

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Love and Other Catastrophes

Love and Other Catastrophes

Emma-Kate Croghan’s rom-com about five uni students and their intertwined sexual and academic crises captures the chaos and energy of 1990s Melbourne.

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Mad Max

Mad Max

It launched Mel Gibson and George Miller, and was, for two decades, the world’s most profitable movie. Mad Max is a dead-set Melbourne-made classic.

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Malcolm

Malcolm

Director Nadia Tass

Winner of eight AFI Awards, the surprise smash-hit of 1986 is a delightfully lo-fi heist film, caper comedy and love letter to inner-city Melbourne.

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Melbourne Home Movie Collection

Melbourne Home Movie Collection

Step back in time with a curation of mid-20th-century movies shot by amateur Melbourne filmmakers.

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The Melbourne Wedding Belle

The Melbourne Wedding Belle

Director Colin Dean

Stunning colour footage of mid-century Melbourne’s streetscapes, gardens and landmarks stars in this lighthearted Department of Information short.

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Monaco

Monaco

A young man searches for an apprenticeship in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, where opportunities are limited and the future seems out of reach.

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Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip

Director Ken Cameron

Noni Hazlehurst and Colin Friels star in this gritty Melbourne classic of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, based on the novel by Helen Garner.

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Moving Out

Moving Out

A teenage Vince Colosimo makes his film debut in this 1983 coming-of-age tale about an Italian-Australian boy caught between two worlds.

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Noise

Noise

A striking performance from Brendan Cowell grounds this unsettling police drama that explores the aftermath of a massacre on a Melbourne train.

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No Way to Forget

No Way to Forget

A man is haunted by his memories in the winner of Best Short Film at the 1996 AFI Awards.

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An Ordinary Woman

An Ordinary Woman

Director Sue Brooks

Denise Scott stars alongside her real-life family in this poetic pseudo-documentary.

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Oz – A Rock'n'Roll Road Movie

Oz – A Rock'n'Roll Road Movie

Follow the yellow rock road to this cult Australian riff on The Wizard of Oz, with a cracking soundtrack from Daddy Cool leader Ross Wilson.

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Pure Shit

Pure Shit

Director Bert Deling

Initially banned upon release, this fast, frenzied and feral trip through drug-riddled 70s Melbourne has lost none of its raw cinematic power.

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The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

The Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor

An oral history of the 1920s Melbourne criminal underworld recounts the life and times of one of its most infamous figures.

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Seeing Red and Feeling Blue

Seeing Red and Feeling Blue

Director Jane Oehr

Women open up about menstruation, childbirth and their bodies in this cathartic 1974 feminist documentary.

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Showing Melbourne to Maningrida

Showing Melbourne to Maningrida

Legendary Yolngu actor David Gulpilil takes a tour of Melbourne as a young man.

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The Spag

The Spag

An Italian-Australian paperboy navigates a xenophobic society in this neorealist-style 1962 short.

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The Story of the Kelly Gang

The Story of the Kelly Gang

The world’s first full-length film was made in Victoria in 1906. This rare big-screen event shows off the remaining 17 minutes of restored history.

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A Ticket in Tatts

A Ticket in Tatts

Director F.W. Thring

Melbourne Cup meets the Marx Brothers in this 1934 vaudeville romp starring Australian comedian George Wallace as an accident-prone stablehand.

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Short
Violence in Cinema: Part 1

Violence in Cinema: Part 1

On-screen brutality is simultaneously analysed and enacted in George Miller’s satirical debut short from 1971.

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We Aim to Please

We Aim to Please

A landmark feminist experimental film about women’s identities and desire for liberation.

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Winter's Harvest

Winter's Harvest

Calabrians in the outer suburbs of Melbourne slaughter a pig to make food for the winter.

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Your House and Mine

Your House and Mine

A 1958 film tracing the development of house design in Melbourne up until WWII.

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