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future classics archive 2006

Don't miss the 'classics' of the future!

For this monthly program, ACMI casts its vote for the films we think represent the best in current filmmaking from around the globe.

What makes a classic film? Is it the calibre of a director, the magnetic screen presence of a star, the breaking of an unknown talent, the social context in which a film is created, a resounding audience response, or an elusive combination of the above?

Each year thousands of films are produced, with only a portion making it to our local screens. Head to ACMI for Future Classics so that in a decade you can say you saw it before everyone else!

Full $13  Concession $10
Six Session Pass: Full $60 Concession $48

Email futureclassics@acmi.net.au to nominate your own future classic.

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duck season

Long sleepy takes, surreal dream sequences and naturalistic performances make this charming take on growing up definitely worthy of all the hype.


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cremaster 4 + 5

Matthew Barney's legendary Cremaster Cycle is fuelled by jaw-dropping imagery and the melding of diverse genres.


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cremaster 3

Cremaster 3 is the most recent installment of the legendary Cremaster Cycle.


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cremaster 1 + 2

Matthew Barney's legendary Cremaster Cycle is fuelled by jaw-dropping imagery and the melding of diverse genres.


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de lama lamina

Matthew Barney's follow-up to The Cremaster Cycle is a collaboration with American-Brazilian musician Arto Lindsay.


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matthew barney: no restraint

Alison Chernick observes the two artists on a trip to Japan that resulted in the creation of an artwork telling a wild and imaginary love story.


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drawing restraint 9

Australian premiere of the cinematic collaboration between flagrantly unrestrained artist Matthew Barney & Icelandic songstress extraordinaire Björk.