Fantastic Journeys: Space on Film

Cinema has been in thrall of space travel ever since Georges Méliès took his first Trip to the Moon.

Celebrate these fantastic celluloid journeys, the men and women who have pioneered space and how the quest to explore the mysteries of our galaxy has colonised our imagination.

Tuesday 27 December 2011 - Sunday 22 January 2012
Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Members $11

6 Session Pass: Full $72 Concession $60 ACMI Members $54
NB > Passes can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the Tickets & Information Desk

2001: A Space Odyssey

A metaphysical sci-fi opus starting with the dawn of man and culminating in a hallucinogenic trip through the galaxy and beyond.

For All Mankind

An epic and wondrous journey beyond earth's borders becomes one thrilling trip for all mankind.


An animated slacker space odyssey into the... whatever.

Star Trek

A spirited reimagining of the Star Fleet's first voyage.


A perfect blend of slapstick humour, dystopian sci-fi and heartfelt romance from the world's premier animation studio.

Dark Star

An offbeat mix of sci-fi and comedy, John Carpenter's 'Dark Star' is a bona fide cult classic.

The Silent Star (Der schweigende stern)

Set in the era of the great space race 'The Silent Star' is a warning of the dangers of nuclear warfare.

Forbidden Planet

This speculative fantasy about the darker regions of the human psyche is a potent blend of sci-fi, Freud and Shakespeare.

Silent Running

A last hurrah for the fading hippie movement and a prescient warning for our endangered planet.


A modest, humanist sci fi exploring the cost of corporate greed.

Solaris (Solyaris)

A philosophical, meditative sci-fi film and the Russian answer to Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'.


The search for solutions to save a dying planet takes us into the heart of the sun and beyond the edge of reason.

Alien (Director's Cut)

Ridley Scott's seminal and terrifying science fiction is a triumph of production design and visual effects.

Space Tourists

A capitalist adventure and visionary rumination on the exploration of space, the final frontier.

Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz)

A moving plea for truth and reconciliation is melded with the wonders and mysteries of the solar system.

Program Changes

The Right Stuff

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Star Trek will now screen in place of this film.

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