Thursday 18 May - Monday 29 May 2006
|Memoirs of a Geisha|
ACMI pays tribute to the work of Oscar®-winning Australian Cinematographer Dion Beebe who has collaborated with directors of the calibre of Gillian Armstrong, Jane Campion, Clara Law, Michael Mann and Rob Marshall.
The season traces Beebe's already impressive career, from his luminous renderings of Australia's and New Zealand's urban settings and landscapes through to his ambitious and inventive work in Hollywood on projects such as Collateral
and Memoirs of a Geisha
. As Director of Photography, Beebe is both bold and considered; he frequently takes glorious stylistic leaps but always to the dance of the very diverse visions of the filmmakers with whom he works.
In addition to screening highlights from his body of work, ACMI will screen films nominated by Beebe as influential on his creative approach, as well as his own Top Five.