Australian Perspectives Archive 2011

Contemporary Australian filmmaking is framed against a backdrop of archival classics and special guest presentations.

Saturdays 4pm

Curated by James Nolen

Writers Bench: The Evolution of Melbourne Graffiti and Street Art Culture. 1980 - 2011

A new documentary from Oriel Guthrie traces the cultural roots of Melbourne's graffiti culture.

Liquid Stone: Unlocking Gaudi's Secrets

New Zealand architect Mark Burry and his team might just have the church finished in time for centenary of Gaudi's death in 2026!

Stunt Rock

The Ozploitation thrills and spills continue with two rare screenings of Brian Trenchard-Smith's recently restored classic.


From Hitchcock protégé Richard Franklin and screenwriter Everett de Roche comes the ultimate Ozploitation thriller!

Dark Age

A tale of terror from the golden age of Ozploitation, starring outback stalwart John Jarratt.

Ron and Valerie Taylor's Inner Space - Part 2

Narrated by William Shatner and featuring the enchanting jazz soundtrack by composer Sven Libaek.

Ron and Valerie Taylor's Inner Space - Part 1

William Shatner narrates this sub aquatic documentary adventure series with music by Sven Libaek.

Gooch St 2

Rough and ready, down and a little dirty, today's skateboarders push their bodies over the limit.

The Ultimate Flex Machine

Take a trip back to 1975, when skateboarding was a whole world of stunts, shows and exhibitionists.

Tic Tac 2 Heel Flip: Australia's Skateboarding History

The first and only documentary capturing forty years of Australian skateboarding.

In this Life's Body

Australian filmmaker Corinne Cantrill traces her fascinating life story through hundreds of photos.

The Magistrate (Il magistrato)

Franco Nero is a magistrate who follows his prey to Australia, where the hunter becomes the hunted.

A Girl in Australia (Bello, onesto, emigrato Australia sposerebbe compaesana illibata)

Italian film stars Alberto Sordi and Claudia Cardinale are looking for love, far away from home.

A Hard Bargain + Bread + Just Desserts

A tasty trio of shorts exploring the complexities of Italo-Australian life.

Looking for Alibrandi

A spirited and comical look at Italo-Australian family life, based on the book by Melina Marchetta.

They're a Weird Mob (Sono strana gente)

Journalist Nino Culotta arrives in Australia only to discover things aren't quite what he expected!

Boutique Magnifique

A celebration of the fashions, retailers and personalities of Melbourne's iconic Collins Street.

Mother of Rock: The Life and Times of Lillian Roxon

A tribute to a pioneering rock journalist at the centre of New York's thriving sixties music scene.

Skip Hop - The Documentary

Oriel Gutrie charts the rise of a vibrant but sometimes maligned and misunderstood musical genre.

Bran Nue Dae

Rachel Perkins' joyful Oz outback musical, starring Ernie Dingo, Geoffrey Rush and Magda Szubanski.


A rarity; an Australian musical comedy starring Jo Kennedy and directed by Gillian Armstrong.

ABBA - The Movie

The spirited Swedish pop group who skyrocketed to fame in the 70s takes centre stage in this film.