First Look Archive 2010

Want to keep up with the movies that matter?

ACMI presents exclusive monthly screenings of superb new films and restored classics that you won't see anywhere else.

Full $14 Concession $11

Curated by Kristy Matheson

The Refuge

Francois Ozon returns to the seaside for this languid and sensual drama.

Arsenic and Old Lace

As the bodies start piling up so does the fun in this classic black comedy.


Cary Grant's first box office success is a comedic charmer from the golden age of Hollywood.

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within

Counterculture figurehead William S Burroughs is rediscovered in this refreshingly imaginative doco.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Beautifully restored for the big screen, don't miss Monroe and Russell at their brassy comedic best!

Made in U.S.A.

Godard's hyper-pop homage to Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep.

Two in the Wave (Deux de la vague)

Emmanuel Laurent's documentary is a satisfying historical footnote for lovers of the nouvelle vague.

The Sentimental Engine Slayer

The electrifying feature debut from Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At the Drive In).


An immersive portrait of the daily ebb and flow of life in a small midwestern town.


Audacious and gripping, Hadewijch is contemporary European cinema at its finest.

Dillinger is Dead (Dillinger è morto)

Marco Ferreri's masterpiece is at once absurd, shocking and ripe for rediscovery.

The Time That Remains

An immaculately styled semi-autobiographical tale from acclaimed director Elia Suleiman.

Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Moving, funny and completely engaging, think Seven Up with added gusto. Co-presented by Midsumma.

Herb and Dorothy

An endearing documentary about the extraordinary art collection amassed by a very ordinary couple.

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