Seniors' Film Festival 2010

Hats Off
Hats Off

ACMI presents its annual festival of fine films for discerning audiences as part of the 2010 Victorian Seniors' Festival.

This year's festival kicks off with the Melbourne premiere of the inspirational Hats Off, based on the life and very stylish times of American model and actress, Mimi Weddell.

Alongside an international selection of contemporary comedies and compelling dramas, two animated features, a Doris Day musical from 1953 and both the classic 1938 Errol Flynn and more recent screen versions of Robin Hood, this year's bumper program also features a spotlight on fabulous sexagenarian, Meryl Streep.

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra

Sunday 3 October - Friday 8 October 2010
All tickets $3 (carers admitted free of charge)

Seats may be available at the door prior to each session, but we cannot guarantee entry without a booking. Tickets available from 23 August at the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk, online, or by calling 8663 2583.

Hats Off

A testament to the vitality of a remarkable woman who defied ageism with verve and panache.

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

An opulent, intimate drama, set against a backdrop of 1920s Paris.


A gently observed and warm-hearted drama co-starring the wonderful Hiam Abbas (The Lemon Tree).

Broken Embraces

Pedro Almodovar re-teams with muse Penelope Cruz in a stylish melodrama with film noir overtones.

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Emma Thompson reprises her role as the intrepid Nanny McPhee in the sequel to the 2005 hit film.

Calamity Jane

The classic 1953 Warner Bros. musical starring Doris Day and Howard Keel.

Beneath Hill 60

Brendan Cowell heads a fine homegrown cast in this engrossing WWI drama.


A slapstick caper comedy from the director of French arthouse hit, Amelie.

Robin Hood

Russell Crowe reunites with director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) in a grand, sweeping adventure epic.


Meryl Streep in the engrossing drama based on the Pulitzer winning play by John Patrick Shanley.

Fantastic Mr Fox

The quirky stop-motion animated feature film based on the much-loved book by Roald Dahl.

It's Complicated

Meryl Streep fends off amorous advances from Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin in Nancy Meyers' comedy.


The latest delight from Pixar was the 2010 winner of the Best Animated Feature Academy Award.

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The swashbuckling 1938 Warner Bros. adventure romance starring Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone.

The Wolfman

A thrilling colour remake of Universal Pictures' 1941 Victorian-era horror classic.

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