great australian cinema archive 2007

Discover (or rediscover!) our nation's classic films every Saturday afternoon at ACMI.

Spanning diverse styles and genres, and exploring themes that range from serious evocations of racial politics through to absurdist parodies of our national preoccupations, ACMI features works from key Australian creatives, actors and technicians whose names are internationally recognised.

Saturdays 2pm
All Tickets $8

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spider & rose

Bill Bennett's disarming, witty and genuinely touching generation-gap road movie stars Ruth Cracknell.

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don's party

Bruce Beresford adroitly translates to the screen David Williamson's acidly funny and unrelenting take on 60s suburbia.

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no worries

David Elfick's warm, entertaining film paints an affecting portrait of outback farmers and their lot in life.

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adolescence: navigating the agony & the ecstasy

Don't miss this unintentionally hilarious (and often unconsciously disturbing) collection of instructional and educational shorts.

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summer of the seventeenth doll

Based on Ray Lawler's groundbreaking play, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll stars Ernest Borgnine, John Mills and Angela Lansbury.

we of the never never

Based on the classic Australian novel, this big, bold and magnificently scenic picture stars Angela Punch McGregor.

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Lawrence Johnston introduces his FIPRESCI-winning film.

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the devil's playground

Schepisi's semi-autobiographical account of seminary school life in the 1950s offers an unusually tough-minded approach to the coming-of-age theme.

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our queer recollection

This collection of shorts features exploratory works that first gave voice to Australian queer experience.

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A curious cross between a violent thriller and a sympathetic exploration of biker lifestyle.

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gettin' square

Character-driven and cleverly scripted, Jonathan Teplitzky's crime comedy features a superlative combination of suspense and laughs.

the bounty

Mel Gibson stars as the enigmatic Fletcher Christian in this intriguing and complex retelling of the most famous mutiny to take place on the high seas

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