Art Matters on Film

Making War Horse
Making War Horse
Curated by Richard Moore, director of the Brisbane International Film Festival and former director of the Melbourne International Film Festival, this program showcases the best new films on art and artists from around the world.

Encompassing intimate biopics, fly-on-the-wall observations of artists at work and films that are artworks in their own right, this is a cinematic celebration of creativity in all its forms.

Thursday 11 October - Tuesday 16 October 2012
Full $18.50 Concession/ACMI Member $16
Festival Artists/Local Artists Card $16^
Arts Access Member $11.10^
Rush tickets $9.25 (available 1 hour prior to sessions for full time students and festival artists/staff)^

NB: Text of Light occurs on Tuesday 23 October and ticket prices vary - please see page for details
^ These tickets can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the Tickets & Info Desk.

Joe Papp in Five Acts

Joe Papp finds the recognition he deserves in this story of New York's most prolific theatre producer.

Grandma Lo-Fi: The Basement Tapes of Sigrídur Níelsdóttir

Eight years ago Sigrídur Níelsdóttir embarked on a new music career, and at 70, become an underground music icon.

About Face

Supermodels come and go. They change the world and then age from view, but what's left when the cameras disappear?

Anton Corbijn: Inside Out

Over a 30-year career, filmmaker Anton Corbijn has shaped the image of bands as diverse as U2, Metallica and Nirvana.

Hail the New Puritan

Charles Atlas creates a tongue-in-cheek mockumentary as he follows a day in the life of legendary choreographer Michael Clark.

Wagner's Dream

The quest to produce a perfect staging of Wagner's 'Ring' remains opera's greatest challenge.

A Good Man

Bill T. Jones has spent a career at the vanguard of politics and dance, exploring issues of race and sexual orientation.

Without Gorky

Family mythology is untangled as the granddaughter of artist Arshile Gorky takes a personal look into her family's past.

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

Diana Vreeland wasn't just a tastemaker; she created the whole idea of tastemaking.


One of the final dance productions of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham is lovingly captured by the lens of Charles Atlas.

Making War Horse + Love and Politics

A double screening of inspiring and insightful documentaries that explore behind-the-scenes of the theatre world.


Filmmaker Kim Ki-duk returns from self-imposed cinematic exile with 'Arirang', a feverish documentary plunge into his own psyche.

The Miners' Hymns

Filmmaker Bill Morrison creates a hypnotic collage of archival footage, reconstructing England's vanishing mining communities.


A collaboration between Antony Hegarty and Charles Atlas, Turning is an opus on the nature of beauty and alienation.

Text of Light

Text of Light create fiery soundscapes alongside the films of Stan Brakhage, creating a mixture of music and abstract imagery.

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