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mala noche
Mala Noche

Lyrical, wry and formally elegant, the hypnotic films of Gus Van Sant explore the search for love, connection and a place to call home.

Thu 21 February - Fri 29 February 2008
Full $13, Concession $10
6 Session Pass: Full $60, Concession $48

play trailer premiere

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra. Read the program notes.

Presented in association with Dendy Cinemas.

National Touring Venues
Sydney, Dendy Newtown > Feb 29 Feb - Tue 4 Mar
Brisbane, Dendy George Street > Thu 6 Mar - Sun 9 Mar
Canberra, Dendy Canberra Centre > Fri 7 Mar - Wed 12 Mar

paranoid park

Australian premiere of Gus Van Sant's latest film, awarded the 60th Anniversary Prize, Cannes 2007.


Van Sant's remake of Alfred Hitchcock's venerable Psycho (1960).

mala noche

Van Sant's feature debut from 1985, presented in a new 35mm print.

my own private idaho

River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves in Van Sant's 1991 indie classic.

to die for

Nicole Kidman in her Golden Globe winning performance. Joaquin Phoenix and Matt Dillon co-star.

drugstore cowboy

Van Sant's breakout hit, featuring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch and William Burroughs.


Matt Damon and Casey Affleck in Gus Van Sant's existential buddy movie.


Winner of the 2003 Cannes Palme d'Or and Best Director awards. Van Sant draws inspiration from the real-life Columbine tragedy.

last days

The Dreamers' Michael Pitt in the haunting film inspired by Kurt Cobain.

ACMI Film Programs thanks Madman Cinema, Dendy Cinemas, Meno Film, Chapel Distribution, New Line International Releasing, NewVision Films, Rialto Distribution, Roadshow Films, Twentieth Century Fox and Universal Pictures International.
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