cinémathèque archive 2005

Melbourne Cinémathèque
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The year-long program consists of weekly screenings of classic, cult, experimental, animation, documentary, silent and short films. Screenings are themed around filmmakers, genres and styles, historical/literary movements, moments or figures, and national cinemas.

Annual Membership: Full $85 Concession $75
Mini Membership (4 consecutive weeks): Full $18 Concession $15


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manoel de oliveira: the theatre of history

Cinémathèque presents the works of the master of Portuguese cinema Mañoel de Oliveira, including Journey to the Beginning of the World, The Letter, Francisca and No, or The Vain Glory of Command.




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barbara stanwyck program 3 + bugs

In the third of a three part program, Cinémathèque presents the Stanwyck classics Sorrry Wrong Number and No Man of Her Own. Screening with a series of cartoons that track the evolution of Bugs Bunny.


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barbara stanwyck program 2 + daffy

In the second of a three part program, Cinémathèque presents the Stanwyck classics The Bitter Tea of General Yen and There's Always Tomorrow. Screening with a series of cartoons that chart the development of Daffy Duck.


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barbara stanwyck program 1

In the first of a three part program, Cinémathèque presents the Stanwyck classics Baby Face, Sam Fuller's Forty Guns and Frank Capra's Forbidden.


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the visionary cinema of powell & pressburger 5

Cinémathèque presents a season of works by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Part 5 features They're a Weird Mob and Peeping Tom.


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the visionary cinema of powell & pressburger 4

Cinémathèque presents a season of works by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Part 4 includes The Boy Who Turned Yellow, Contraband and I Know Where I'm Going.


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the visionary cinema of powell & pressburger 2

Cinémathèque presents a season of works by one of the greatest collaborations in the history of cinema. Features Age of Consent and The Red Shoes.


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the visionary cinema of powell & pressburger 3

Cinémathèque presents a season of works by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Part 3 features The Edge of the World and The Tales of Hoffman.


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the visionary cinema of powell & pressburger 1

Cinémathèque presents works by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - one of the greatest collaborations in the history of cinema. Their romantic films combine music, dance, painting, literature and photography with the most cinematic of imaginations.


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our wagner

Cinémathèque presents Syberberg's screen adaptation of Wagner's last opera Parsifal. Conducted by Armin Jordan. Sung by Rainer Goldberg, Yvonne Minton and Wolfgang Schone.


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sirk and lang in hollywood

Cinémathèque presents Colette, a portrait of the great experiential writer; Summer Storm, Douglas Sirk's adapatation of Chekhov's 'The Shooting Party'; and Fritz Lang's House by the River.


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la nouvelle vague

Cinémathèque presents Jean-Luc Godard's British Sounds and La Chinoise, and Claude Chabrol's Les Cousins.


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3 lonesome cowboys

Cinémathèque presents three landmark Westerns Decision at Sundown, Hell's Hinges and The Bounty Hunter.


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national film and sound archive presents wartime

Screenings that mark 60 years since the end of WWII and which chart Australia's wartime society and screen culture.


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artur brauner: producer, auteur

Producing 250 feature films since 1946, Artur Brauner is the most successful independent film producer in Europe. Collaborating with some of the great directors, he has managed to both entertain and be critically revered.


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before the dreamers

Cinémathèque presents Bernado Bertolucci's partially autobiographical Before the Revolution, and the underrated Besieged, an emotionally moving chamber study of the relationship between a reclusive pianist and an African immigrant.


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fictional detours

The opening night of the Experimenta Vanishing Point Cinema Program features short films, videos and animations that push storytelling boundaries through technological innovation.


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tales, legends, stories and lives: kenji mizoguchi

Along with Ozu and Kurosawa, Kenji Mizoguchi was one of a triumvirate of great 'classical' Japanese directors. A passionate artist, his films deal fearlessly with the exploitation and suffering of women in historical and contemporaneous settings.


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radical noir

Cinémathèque presents a variety of documentary portraits of urban America, Orson Welles' offbeat The Lady From Shanghai and Abraham Polonsky's high-powered leftist noir critique of capitalist America, Force of Evil.


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independent voice

Melbourne Cinémathèque and the National Film and Sound archives present a program that revisits the tradition of Australia's polemical and political documentaries. Introduced by documentary filmmaker John Hughes.


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stealing time

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents Chris Marker and Yannick Bellon's Remembrance of Things to Come (2002), Robert Bresson's massively influential Pickpocket (1959), and the documentary made in 2003 about The Models of Pickpocket.


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the spanish surreal

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents Diary of a Chambermaid (1964), Spanish Mexican Surrealist Luis Buñuel's update of Mirbeau's novel to the French political crisis of 1928, and The Flower of My Secret (1995), an exquisite melodrama by Pedro Almodóvar.


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special miaf program

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents a special program to coincide with the Melbourne International Animation Festival, featuring Fantasic Planet (1973), shorts by Norman McLaren, and by Harry Smith, American underground cinema's least known major figure.


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von sternberg: honored and dishonored

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents Josef von Sternberg classics Dishonored (1931), starring Marlene Dietrich and Underworld (1927), the first true gangster film, as well as The Epic That Never Was, a documentary of his aborted attempt to film I, Claudius.


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fred schepisi spotlight

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents a spotlight on the work of Australian director Fred Schepisi, including prize-winning early documentaries, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and The Devil's Playground.


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new korean cinema

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents Kim Tae-Kyun's Volcano High (2002), in which an expelled student with martial arts skills is drawn into stealing an ancient manuscript, and Park Chanwook's political thriller, JSA/Joint Security Area (2000).


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a taste for beauty: the cinema of eric rohmer 3

Cinémathèque presents a retrospective of the most sublimely contemplative director of the French New Wave, featuring Rohmer's breakthrough film My Night at Maud's (1969), and his portrait of two middleage female friends in Autumn Tale (1998).


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a taste for beauty: the cinema of eric rohmer 2

Cinémathèque presents a retrospective of the most sublimely contemplative director of the French New Wave, featuring Place de l'Etoile (1965), Full Moon in Paris (1984) and Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987).


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a taste for beauty: the cinema of eric rohmer 1

Cinémathèque presents a retrospective of the most sublimely contemplative director of the French New Wave, featuring the celebrated tale of Claire's Knee (1970) and A Tale of Springtime (1990), where a philosophy teacher befriends a music student.


comic turns

Cinémathèque features Raymond Griffith's silent masterpiece Hands Up (1926) , the biting political satire The Great McGinty (1940) directed by Preston Sturges and Ernst Lubitsch's brazen musical comedy The Love Parade (1929).


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one anzac and two ealings ...

Featuring the 1916 Australian silent film The Hero of the Dardanelles, an account of the Gallipoli landings, and the Classic Ealing comedies Whisky Galore! (1948) and Hue and Cry (1946).


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glacial crossroads: the cinema of michael haneke 3

With The Castle Michael Haneke delivers a close reading of Frank Kafka's mysterious and incomplete final novel. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance features the erratic lives of a dozen characters whose paths fatefully cross.


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'us' women: feminist history lessons

Featuring Barbara Hammer's History Lessons, surveying the negative historical depiction of lesbians, Su Friedrich's Hide and Seek and Martina Kudlacek's bio-documentary of the legendary pioneer of the American avant-garde In the Mirror of Maya Deren.


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glacial crossroads: the cinema of michael haneke 2

In Benny's Video a lonely teenager subverts his pain by watching violent movies and filming the surrounding world with his video camera. Funny Games critiques the graphic portrayal of violence in the mass media.


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glacial crossroads: the cinema of michael haneke 1

Austria's Michael Haneke is one of the most uncompromising and formally innovative filmmakers working in cinema today. Cinémathèque presents Code Inconnu (2000) and The Seventh Continent (1989) as part of the first Australian retrospective of his work.


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kurosawa epics

Cinémathèque features Akira Kurosawa's Judo Saga (1943), his adaptation of a best selling novel on the founding of Judo, and High and Low (1962), a brilliant investigation of class tensions as a rich industrialist is held to ransom over a kidnapping.


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60s auteurs

Cinémathèque features Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow Up (1966), his massively influential parable of a photographer who believes he is a witness to a murder, and François Truffaut's chilling adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel Farenheit 451 (1966).


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greendale + year of the horse

Dr Paolo Cherchi Usai, renowned film historian, archivist and the new director of Australia's National Film and Sound Archive introduces a personal favourite, Neil Young's Greendale (2003).


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scandinavia: light and dark

Cinémathèque features Ingar Bergman's The Silence (1963), the story of a lesbian intellectual attracted to her sister, and Winter Light (1961), in which a disillusioned pastor loses his faith. Also featuring is Carl Dreyer's The Parson's Widow (1920).


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swinging brit-horror

Cinémathèque features Richard Massingham's comically bad British information shorts from the 30s to the 50s. Roman Polanski's macabre and often hilarious Cul-de-Sac (1966) follows, as well as Terence Fisher's best Hammer shocker Horror of Dracula (1958).


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cinémathèque 2005: opening night program

Cinémathèque opens its 2005 program with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946), starring David Niven, and The Queen of Spades (1949), an opulent and chillingly atmospheric adaptation of a Pushkin short story.



 
 
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