While Melbourne remains in lockdown, our Virtual Cinémathèque is traversing the globe with Mark Cousins’ documentary series, The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Over the next four weeks, this series will form the spine of our program as we present select episodes accompanied by feature films cited in the series.
Based on Mark Cousins' 2004 book of the same name, The Story of Film: An Odyssey is a 15-hour episodic film that charts 12 decades, 6 continents and thousands of films. The documentary was released in 2012 and played on UK Television, international film festivals and in cinemas. At ACMI we welcomed audiences over five nights to see the full 15-hour series in its entirety!
Ahead of these screenings, we spoke to Mark Cousins about The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Scroll down to read the interview and explore the first instalment of his film below.
– Kristy Matheson, Director of ACMI's Film Programs
An interview with Mark Cousins
Please feel free to join in the conversation using the #acmivirtualcteq hashtag this Wednesday 15 July or at another time that suits you.
Keep safe and all the best,
The Melbourne Cinémathèque committee & ACMI
How to watch
All episodes of The Story of Film are streaming on DocPlay. We're excited to partner with this curated documentary platform to bring you a special offer to access their service free for 70 days. Head to docplay.com/discount and enter code ACMIDOCPLAY70 to make a free account and unlock this offer.