fact can be stranger than fiction
Drop into ACMI this week and catch some of the very best documentaries from around the world, screening as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival.
Yokohama Mary, a fascinating documentary that tells the story of an infamous former prostitute turned bag lady and her mysterious disappearance.
The Man Who Souled the World is a documentary profile of Steve Rocco, the co-founder of World Industries and pioneer of the irreverent style and fashion of skateboarding.
Dirty Three, traces the success of iconic Melbourne band of the same name and their unique brand of instrumental rock through interviews with Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie, Cat Power, Ed Kuepper, Noah Taylor and the band itself.
Three hundred and fifty-three people drowned when their people-smuggling boat from Indonesia sank in 2001. Hope is a documentary that tells survivor Amal Basry's story upon reaching Australia.
After featuring in our 2004 exhibition Proof, artist Steve Kurtz returns to ACMI as the subject of the documentary Strange Culture. Triggered by the death of his wife, the film follows a bizarre story of paranoia in post-September 11 America.
Find out more about these and other MIFF films screening at ACMI.
Published Tuesday, 7 August 2007