film & performance

Eyes, Lies & Illusions brings together cinema screenings and special theatre performances in a phantasmagorical celebration of visual trickery.

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magic lantern show

A traditional and delightful magic lantern performance for families with children 4 to 12 years!

outdoor projection

ACMI has collaborated with Federation Square to produce a giant outdoor projection facing Swanston and Flinders Streets.

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illusions from the acmi collection

Drop into the Screen Pit to view a selection of treasures from our collection - showing on selected dates to coincide with Eyes, Lies & Illusions.

backwards in high heels

Acclaimed shadow theatre performer Lynne Kent and video artist Marika Sosnowski perform a work that extends cinematic effect to live performance.

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the films of george méliès

The films of French film pioneer George Méliès draw on the illusions of nineteenth century stage shows.

Thu 2 Nov 2006 - Sun 11 Feb 2007
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