first look archive 2007

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Old Joy

Kelly Riechart's critically acclaimed road movie is a richly textured account of the irretrievability of the past.

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Great Expectations

Dickens' words are brought to life in this exquisite new restoration of an enduring treasure, direct from its UK premiere!

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I am Cuba the Siberian Mammoth

The Australian premiere of Vicente Ferraz's "absorbing and intelligent" documentary.

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I am Cuba

A feverish exploration of the seductive, decadent (and marvelously photogenic) world of Batista's Cuba.

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Zidane: a 21st Century Portrait

Sensational cinematic portrait of the world famous French football hero Zinédine Zidane.

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The Sorrow and the Pity

Marcel Ophüls iconic and rarely seen epic about France's darkest hours is an unforgettable cinema experience. 

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Melbourne premiere starring John Malkovich as the Austrian painter in a film by cinematic surrealist, Raúl Ruiz

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Intolerance (with Live Score)

The Sonar Radars perform a live and improvised accompaniment to D.W. Griffith's silent epic masterpiece Intolerance.

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Daft Punk's Electroma

Daft Punk's sci-fi cum road movie is a surreal visual feast backed with a stellar soundtrack featuring the likes of Chopin, Eno and Curtis Mayfield.

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In the Shadow of the Light

This lovingly crafted document on Jonas Mekas is a testament to the vitality of cinema and a man considered a godfather of the American avant-garde.

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Lost Lost Lost

Originally released in 1976, this newly restored epic is an essential element within Mekas' cannon of diary films. 

Stone Reader

The Age Melbourne Writers' Festival 2007 co-presentation. Filmmaker Mark Moskowitz's quest to find the elusive author of a long out-of-print novel.


Keri Russell shines in an unashamedly good-natured romantic comedy written and directed by Adrienne Shelly.


Trust, Adrienne Shelly's second film with director Hal Hartley, sealed both their reputations as disarmingly original talents.


These seven interpretations on pornography and eroticism, make for confronting, humorous and at times deeply poignant viewing.

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Sam Peckinpah's legendary Western, with Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn and featuring an iconic soundtrack by Bob Dylan.

Requiem for Billy the Kid

A poetic ode to the frontier West, co-narrated by Kris Kristofferson, 'in character' as Billy the Kid

Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film

An absorbing portrait of one of pop culture's most enthralling and influential figures.

Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens

This star-studded documentary illuminates the personal and professional life of renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz.

Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe

Crump's insightful debut examines Sam Wagstaff as the driving force behind the enfant terrible of photography, Robert Mapplethorpe.

Kerry Laitala's Muse of Cinema

Critically acclaimed filmmaker, Kerry Laitala presents her luminous and phantasmagorical brand of cinema.

Vladmaster Live Performance

A one-off performance where every attendee is given a View-MasterT and led through a hand-made story by a soundtrack.

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jesus camp

A riveting debate starter for audiences on both sides of the religious divide. Oscar® nominated.

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