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cinémathèque archive 2006

Melbourne Cinémathèque

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May be subject to variation. Additional charges apply to some events. All films are rated unclassified 18+ unless indicated. Membership may not guarantee admission. Presented by The Melbourne Cinémathèque and ACMI. Curated by The Melbourne Cinémathèque.


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bette davis < program 2

Cinémathèque presents the second part of the Bette Davis program featuring Of Human Bondage and the award winning film All About Eve.


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bette davis < program 1

Cinémathèque presents the three-part program Bette Davis: Diva of the Golden Age.


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britain at war

Cinémathèque presents Britain at War, with two feature films set during World War II: A Caterbury Tale and Cavalcanti's Went the Day Well?


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bette davis < program 3

Cinémathèque presents the last part of Bette Davis: Diva of the Golden Age with The Old Maid and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane.


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joris ivens: internationalist

Cinémathèque presents films from Dutch documentarian Joris Ivens', remarkable for his insight into political and social movements of the 20th century.


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documentary world of werner herzog

Cinémathèque presents two documentary style films by Werner Herzog, the German film director, screenwriter, actor and opera director.


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lyrical paris

Cinémathèque presents films from two influential and innovative French directors; Jean Vigo's L'Atalante, and Guitry's Remontons Les Champs-Élysées.


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hong kong on fire

Cinémathèque presents two significant modern films from Hong Kong directors; John Woo and Johnie Too, both influenced by the work of Melville.


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two faces of fassbinder

Cinémathèque presents a double bill of Fassbinder, the renowned German director who made an astonishing 43 films in his short life of only 37 years.


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david lynch < program 1

Cinémathèque presents David Lynch: Sub-Urban Surrealist, opening with the seminal classic Eraserhead.


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volatile bodies < program 2

Cinémathèque presents the second installment of Volatile Bodies: The Uncompromising Films of Marco Bellocchio.


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david lynch < program 3

Cinémathèque presents the last instalment of this hand-picked selection of David Lynch's greatest work, featuring Mulholland Drive.


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david lynch < program 2

The second installment of David Lynch - the obsessive, strikingly composed and sonically groundbreaking filmmaker.


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living cinema < program 2

Cinémathèque presents the second part of the Pialat program featuring two award winning films; A Nos Amours (1983), and Under the Sun of Satan (1987).


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volatile bodies < program 1

Cinémathèque presents the first part of Volatile Bodies: The Uncompromising Films of Marco Bellocchio.


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at the circus

Cinémathèque presents a circus themed night with a scientist becoming a clown; hallucinatory framings; and the catacombs under Beely Circus.


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living cinema < program 3

Cinémathèque presents the third part in its program on Maurice Pialat screening Police (1985) and Le Garçu (1995).


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living cinema < program 1

Cinémathèque presents Maurice Pialat's The Mouth Agape, a pentrating portait of bourgeois morals and society, followed by artistic creation Van Gogh.


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a band of outsiders < program 3

Cinémathèque presents the third part of the Melville program featuring Jean-Pierre Melville: portrait en 9 poses, Le Doulos and Bob Le Flambour.


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the other eastern europe

Cinémathèque presents the breathtaking and influential Shadows of our Forgotten Ancestors alongside The Goat Horn; a masterpiece of Bulgarian cinema.


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a band of outsiders < program 4

Cinémathèque presents the last part of this program celebrating Jean-Pierre Melville whose films are movingly paradoxical and romantic in effect.


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how the west was lost

Cinémathèque presents newly restored The Tall T , and The Wild Bunch - one of the seminal works of late 1960s cinema.


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a band of outsiders < program 2

Cinémathèque presents the second part of the Melville program which features Les Enfants Terribles and Le Cercle Rouge.


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transcendental cinema

Cinémathèque presents Andrei Tarkovsky's intensely personal Mirror, and the landmark work - The Passion of Joan of Arc.


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a band of outsiders < program 1

Cinémathèque presents a four part program covering all aspects of Melville's career, celebrating the work of the first truly cinephiliac director.


the scandinavian influence

Cinémathèque presents 'the Scandinavian influence' featuring films Rhythm of a City, Wild Strawberries, The Plow that Broke the Plains and The Wind.


japanese classics

Cinémathèque presents a Japanese classics program featuring Mikio Naruse's Apart From You (1933) and Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard (1965).


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the music of time < program 3

Cinémathèque spotlights Max Ophuls - cinema's great poet of time, space, memory and impossible love. The last night of a three part program.


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the music of time < program 2

Cinémathèque spotlights Max Ophuls - cinema's great poet of time, space, memory and impossible love. The second of a three part program.


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the music of time < program 1

Cinémathèque spotlights Max Ophuls - cinema's great poet of time, space, memory and impossible love. The first of a three part program.


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the cinema of jean-pierre gorin

Cinémathèque presents three analytical essay films from Jean-Pierre Gorin; Letter To Jane, Poto and Cabengo, and Routine Pleasures.


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welles the monster/master

Cinémathèque presents 'Welles the monster/master' featuring Welles in The Third Man and Peter Jackson's first serious film Heavenly Creatures.


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arts as cinema

Cinémathèque presents 'art as cinema' program featuring two shorts from Alain Resnais, followed by the striking biography, Edward Munch.


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the thai new wave

Cinémathèque presents 'the thai new wave' featuring two films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the most innovative filmmakers of South-East Asia.


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surviving kane program 3

The last part of Cinémathèque's spotlight on Orson Welles features the short The Hearts of Age, Mr. Arkadin/Confidential Report and Macbeth.


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surviving kane program 2

The second part of Cinémathèque's spotlight on Orson Welles features the legendary lost work It's All True and an adaptation of Kafka's The Trial.


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surviving kane program 1

Pointedly sidestepping Citizen Kane, Cinémathèque spotlights Orson Welles' other, often greater and more emotionally sophisticated work. 


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history as past & present

Cinémathèque presents 'history as past & present' program featuring The Time To Live & The Time To Die (Hou Hsiao-hsien) and El Sur (Victor Erice).


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television noir

Cinémathèque presents a television noir program featuring episodes from two American TV shows, and films The Big Heat and T-Men.


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cinémathèque 2006: opening night program

Cinémathèque 2006 opens with surviving scenes from The Story of the Kelly Gang, Moments Choisis Des Histoire(s) Du Cinéma and Bresson's A Man Escaped.