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Star Voyager: Galactic Nights

To celebrate Star Voyager, ACMI presents an interplanetary music series featuring genre-hopping, cosmic performances by some of Melbourne's finest talent.

Star Voyager: Weekend Talks

Join artists, curators, engineers, astronomers, writers and social commentators as they share their experience of space.

NFSA Longford Lyell Lecture

Sigrid Thornton presents an actor's perspective on the Australian industry.

Glee: Join the Club

Gleeks versus Cool Kids. Get ready to rumble in a battle royale of high school proportions.

Castaway with Tony Birch

Join an acclaimed Melbourne writer as he counts down his favourite mix-tape of moments on film.

Star Struck: Looking into the Night Sky

Star Voyager artists and curators join astronomical experts to speak about looking deep into space.

Space: TV's Final Frontier

Beam aboard the Starship ACMI and voyage into the depths of intergalactic television.

Star Voyager: Visualising Space

Learn about the 3D modelling of space with a gallery talk presented by Swinburne's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing.

Castaway with Shaun Tan

Join Oscar-winning animator, author and illustrator Shaun Tan as he talks through his most cherished cinematic moments.

Dr Who: Tales from the Tardis

Dr Who diehards discuss the beloved sci fi series and argue the case for their ultimate Time Lord.

Solarised: Looking at the Sun

Hear artists, curators and astronomical experts speak about staring into the sun.

In Conversation with Julian Rosefeldt

Acclaimed film and video artist Julian Rosefeldt offers a unique insight into his creative process.

In Conversation with NASA Astronaut Rex Walheim

Hosted by Science Journalist Robyn Williams, Astronaut Rex Walheim will discuss his experience from three space shuttle missions.

Visions of Space

A one day forum that will change the way you look at space.

Castaway with Bob Ellis

Join this incomparable thinker and not-so-quiet achiever as he discusses his five favourite films.

Melbourne Writers Festival 2011

The 2011 Melbourne Writers Festival celebrates all kinds of stories, from true tales to fantastic fiction.

Men Behaving Badly

A session dedicated to the Y chromosome, celebrating the most fascinating bad boys on the box.

Reviewing the Australian New Wave

David Stratton and other film luminaries revisit the most celebrated era in Australian filmmaking.

Castaway with Margaret Pomeranz

Beloved film critic Margaret Pomeranz reveals her most cherished five star films.

Mapping Terrain

A series of talks exploring the many various incarnations of 'landscape' in Australian art.

It's The Muppet Show!

Join the Boxcutters and guest puppeteers as they guide us through the The Muppets' TV legacy.

Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences Curator Talk

Join ACMI Curator Sarah Tutton for a free tour through Shaun Gladwell: Stereo Sequences.

Castaway with Kate Holden

Which five films would this celebrated writer, columnist and traveller take to her desert island?

The Light in Winter 2011

A series of free talks and forums, presented as part of Federation Square's annual celebration of light, enlightenment and hope.

True Blood: Thirsty for More

Explore the fanger TV phenomenon that has drawn even non-vampire fans into the arms of the undead.

Castaway with Julia Zemiro

Join Julia Zemiro, star of the stage and screen, as she reveals the films she can't live without.

Shaun Gladwell on Stereo Sequences

Join Shaun Gladwell for a rare insight into his own extraordinary exhibition.

Ladies on the Tube

A stellar line-up of female academics and cultural commentators take a look at ladies on the tube.

Castaway with Iain McCaig

Join renowned artist and filmmaker Iain McCaig as he unveils his seminal cinematic moments.

Loveable Murderers: The Sequel

Martyn Pedler returns for a look at film and television's loveable monsters, maniacs and killers.

Castaway with Clare Bowditch

Discover which films have captured the heart of this multi-award winning musician.

Project Runway Australia

Join our panel of design world insiders as they tear at the seams of small screen fashion.

Utopian Futures

Professor Angela Ndalianis explores the history of the theme park through the lens of Walt Disney.

Fairy Tales Re-imagined

A two-day symposium exploring how traditional fairy tales have been reworked by visual artists, filmmakers and popular culture.

Castaway with Eddie Perfect

Which films will the award-winning Mr. Musical deem 'perfect'?

Dark Tales, Serial Archetypes

Join Jeff Lindsay, author of 'Dexter', as he explores the rise of macabre fairytales in pop culture.

Boxcutters do Nineties Nostalgia

After-school teen dreams: Press Gang, Degrassi and the shows that influenced a generation.

Castaway with Poh Ling Yeow

In a career built on food and creative nourishment, which films inspire art and culinary creativity?

From Fairy Tale to Film: ACMI Curator's Talk

Discover the artists and stories behind Dreams Come True with ACMI Curator Emma McRae.

David Suzuki Book Signing

The world-renowned scientist, broadcaster and activist will sign copies of his latest book at ACMI.

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