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Posted 4 Dec 2014 @ 1:56pm

The world's only cinema set inside a convent is back at it again, revealing a huge program and new look for its 2015 season. 

 

Entering its fourth year, The Shadow Electric will screen over 60 films, brimming with everything from new releases to cult classics. Highlights include 20,000 Days On Earth on a 20,000-watt soundsystem, Jake Gyllenhall in Nightcrawler and Whiplash, a...

Posted 4 Dec 2014 @ 12:32pm

This week the Astor Theatre will unveil their final calendar, but before they release it they have announced a few seasonal sessions taking place throughout December.

 

The annual The Nightmare Before Christmas and Ed Wood pairing will take place on Monday December 22. As a bonus this year's session will also include the real Ed Wood's first feature film Crossroads Of Loredo....

Posted 29 Nov 2014 @ 2:46pm

It’s finally time for all cinephiles to come out of winter hibernation and bask in the summer sun. Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinema will be returning to Melbourne this week and boy, does it look tantalising. Jam-packed with new releases, including Interstellar and Gone Girl, cult classics and sing-a-longs, and music nights that will get your booty-shaking to the tunes of Sierra Jane and soul-...

Posted 28 Nov 2014 @ 2:53pm

Cameo Outdoor Cinema have announced the films that will be gracing the screen for their 2014/2015 season.

 

The program features cult classics such as The Blues Brothers, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Pulp Fiction and E.T, as well as new release arthouse, family and blockbuster titles, including The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, Fifty Shades of Grey and Chappie. 

Posted 28 Nov 2014 @ 9:56am

Beautiful Noise, a tribute to the short-lived but hugely influential scene that was shoegaze, will make its Australian premiere at ACMI this January and February.

 

Evolving from the hypnotic and moody sounds of bands like Joy Division and The Cure, the shoegaze scene developed and eventually evolved into the monstrous Brit pop movement, epitomised by Blur and Oasis. Shoegaze...

Posted 26 Nov 2014 @ 1:27pm

ACMI will screen the Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, this summer.

 

Starring Outkast's Andre 3000 as Hendrix, the film details the guitarist's milestone year in the United Kingdom three years prior to his death. Under the direction of John Ridley, Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years a Slave, the film takes the audience from the lounge rooms to the recording...

Posted 25 Nov 2014 @ 3:04pm

ACMI have announced that they will present Ana Lily Amirpour’s feature-length debut A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, opening this December.

 

A tale of love, loneliness and family ties, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is set in the fictitious locale of Bad City, a stunningly crafted black-and-white world riddled with random events and flawed people.
 
The film...

Posted 19 Nov 2014 @ 11:59am

Grab a bean bag and pack your picnic blanket - Moonlight Cinema is returning for 2014/2015. 

 

Today the cinema have confirmed their program, locking in a summer of advance screenings, new releases and cult favourites. Some highlights include Dumb and Dumber To, Into The Woods, Birdman, The Interview, American Sniper, Foxcatcher and Inherent Vice.
 
There will also be...

Posted 18 Nov 2014 @ 1:44pm

The world’s only outdoor cinema set inside a convent will return for its fourth season next year.

 

Opening on Friday January 2, next year The Shadow Electric will host well over 50 starlight sessions.
 
As per usual, the season will be jam-packed with new releases, cult classics and much more.
 
Alongside screenings at the 300-seater outdoor cinema TSE...

Posted 13 Nov 2014 @ 2:01pm

The Australian Surf Movie Festival (ASMF) will return in December for its 12th year.

 

Director and Cinematographer Tim Bonython will hit the road this month, bringing 100 minutes of surf footage – all shot in the Southern Hemisphere – to screens around Australia. 

Posted 12 Nov 2014 @ 2:14pm

Rooftop Cinema has raised the curtains on its ninth season, revealing the first part of its program. 

 

The first part of the season kicks off on Saturday December 6 with David Fincher's Gone Girl and continues until Saturday January 31. Highlights of this year's program include Richard Linklater's 12-year epic Boyhood, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar and the first Australian...

Posted 12 Nov 2014 @ 9:37am

This month will see the return of Monster Fest, a deviant film festival dedicated to satiating all of your abhorrent cinematographic needs in the horror and cult genres. Created in 2011 under the title of Fantastic Asia Film Festival, a name that inevitably changed, and hosted as Cinema Nova, Monster Fest has evolved into a festival dedicated to showcasing some of the most anticipated and...

Posted 31 Oct 2014 @ 10:14am

ACMI will present a quartet of films featuring Berlin-born actress Nastassja Kinski's this November.

 

ACMI will shine a light on four of her most iconic performances, screening cult classics Tess, One from the Heart, Paris, Texas and Cat People. Kinski first garnered attention for her Golden Globe winning performance in Roman Polanski's Tess, landing her a flurry of roles as an...

Posted 29 Oct 2014 @ 11:09am

Australia's foremost celebration of international cult and horror cinema, Monster Fest, is back for 2014 and today they've announced their program in all its gory. 

 

This year Cinema Nova and Yah Yah's (which will also be turned into the festival's lounge and event space, The Monster's Lair) will play host to screenings to some of the scariest, weirdest, most twisted and...

Posted 24 Oct 2014 @ 3:48pm

The St Kilda Film Festival will return for another year in 2015, with a new home at the iconic St Kilda Town Hall.

 

The festival is now calling for entries to its varied categories, including Australia's Top 100 Short Film Competition, the SoundKILDA music video competition and the Under the Radar competition for filmmakers under 21. 

Posted 21 Oct 2014 @ 12:32pm

Melbourne’s first transgender and gender diverse film festival have unveiled their inaugural program.

 

tilde marks Melbourne’s first international film festival created to showcase the work of trans and gender diverse filmmakers along with films containing trans and gender diverse content.
 
Running in partnership with the Sydney Transgender International Film...

Posted 21 Oct 2014 @ 11:40am

'80s new wave legends Spandau Ballet will head to Melbourne in November for a special screening of their new film Soul Boys of the Western World.

 

The screening will include a special 20-minute live performance from the band as well as a Q&A session. Soul Boys of the Western World documents the band's rise to fame as one of the pioneers of the new romantic movement and the...

Posted 14 Oct 2014 @ 2:26pm

This month – in collaboration with The Film Foundation, Propaganda Foundation, DI Factory and KinoRP Project – ACMI are presenting their newest season, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, the newest film-restoration initiative from The Film Foundation. Founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street, Shutter Island, Goodfellas), The Film Foundation has been...

Posted 6 Oct 2014 @ 8:56am

ACMI has announced that it will focus on China in its first international Up Close program, opening this December.

 

Announced in Shanghai, the program will feature art, film, digital programs, talks and live events exploring Chinese culture and society. China Up Close represents the most significant exploration of a major trading and cultural partner ever undertaken by ACMI....

Posted 25 Sep 2014 @ 2:54pm

★★★★☆

 

If you haven’t seen The Birdmann before - do yourself a favour. The premise for the show is film noir-esque: The Birdmann has a blackout one night, comes to and realises that he’s been handcuffed to an ironing board at some point and is now in possession of a sequinned stiletto. What the fuck? Subsequently, he tries to piece together the evening’s events. What results is...

Posted 23 Sep 2014 @ 3:15pm

Nine years have passed between Sin City films, giving most of us ample time for Nick Stahl's fluorescent Yellow Bastard or Elijah Wood's mute cannibal Kevin to exit our collective nightmares. It was a movie that broke a lot of expectations of just what an action movie could be; the saturated colours, the vivid, cartoonish violence; crooked cops and cynical strippers vying for footholds in a...

Posted 22 Sep 2014 @ 4:35pm

ACMI will present the Australian premiere of Cathedrals of Culture, a film which showcases some of the world's finest architecture.

 

Cathedrals of Culture explores six architecturally distinct buildings around the world and asks the question “If buildings could talk, what would they say about humans?” Each building is explored by a different filmmaker – Wim Wenders examines the...

Posted 18 Sep 2014 @ 9:28am

Grab a bean bag and pack your picnic blanket - Moonlight Cinema is returning for 2014/2015.

 

Today the cinema have confirmed their return, locking in a summer of advance screenings, new releases and cult favourites. There will also be live music sessions on the Saturday evenings, while a new LA style food truck will be serving up tantalising street fare. Oh, and don't fret - the...

Posted 17 Sep 2014 @ 2:19pm

You'll get a chance to experience Icelandic songstress Björk in all her glory when Bjork: Biophilia Live comes to the ACMI next month.

 

 

Shot on 16 cameras over one night at London's Alexandra Palace in 2013, the concert film features the eccentric pop star performing songs from her eighth studio album, Biophilia. With an Icelandic choir, pendulum harp,...

Posted 16 Sep 2014 @ 12:46pm

Cinephiles, consider your Tuesdays in Octobers locked down. Howler Spring Break Cinema has all of your needs covered.

 

Throughout October Howler will be showcasing a collection of films that capture the essence of spring-time, with stunning cinematography, thought-provoking characters and killer soundtracks.
 
Kicking off with the sun-soaked feature L for Leisure, ...

Posted 15 Sep 2014 @ 7:13pm

“I’m not focused on big plans, I’m focused on small plans,” says an activist in an early scene from Kelly Reichardt’s latest film, Night Moves. It’s probably a stretch to suggest that because this minor character is a filmmaker, she’s also a stand-in for Reichardt herself; nonetheless, her words nicely encapsulate the modest essence of Reichardt’s filmography. Night Moves might be the ‘biggest...

Posted 15 Sep 2014 @ 11:19am

Next month ACMI will host the Martin Scorsese-curated event Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.

 

Following his 2011 visit to the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lódž, Scorsese was compelled to bring the great masterpieces of Polish cinema to audiences.
 
Masterpieces of Polish Cinema will showcase a collection of landmark Polish films curated by one...

Posted 12 Sep 2014 @ 3:52pm

Arts Centre Melbourne have announced they will present Spirit Of Akasha for a one-off screening and music event this November.

 

Spirit of Akasha is a new film created by renowned surf filmmaker Andrew Kidman. Premiering at the Sydney Festival this year in a sold-out performance, the film pays homage to cult '70s surfing film Morning of the Earth while exploring surf culture...

Posted 10 Sep 2014 @ 3:40pm

“If it's anything defamatory just push it towards Yoav,” says Chris Mitchell. I'm speaking to Mitchell and his collaborator Yoav Lester about their debut feature film Start.Options.Exit. and I'm sensing I might struggle to properly attribute quotes given the pair's tendency to speak over each other. They're amped, and they should be – their film is opening the Melbourne Underground Film...

Posted 10 Sep 2014 @ 3:37pm

This Friday, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, affectionately known as MUFF to cinephiles, will open for its 15th annual appearance, this year taking place at Backlot Studios in Southbank. Boasting an eclectic range of feature-length and short films, including a short about killer koalas called Marsupial and the newest feature from Australian cinematographer Stuart Simpson (The Dark...

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