Seniors' Film Festival 2009

The Boat That Rocked
The Boat That Rocked

Kicking off with British musical comedy The Boat That Rocked, this year's festival has assembled a bumper crop of local and international musicals, comedies and dramas for you to enjoy.

We've dedicated an entire day to French comedies, from 1930s style musicals to modern day farce, and programmed a spotlight of wonderfully evocative films by acclaimed English filmmaker Terence Davies.

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra

Sunday 4 October - Friday 9 October 2009
All tickets $3

A number of seats may be available at the door prior to each session, but we cannot guarantee entry without a booking. Tickets available from 7 September at the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk, online, or by calling 8663 2583.

Proudly presented by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and supported by the Victorian Government

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The Boat That Rocked

Pirate DJs broadcast pop music to a public eager to cast off their conservative shackles.

Before the Rains

The English language debut of acclaimed Indian director Santosh Sivan.

New in Town

An endearing fish-out-of-water comedy starring Renee Zellweger.

Grow Your Own

An uplifting comedy by acclaimed screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce (Hilary and Jackie).


Viggo Mortensen is John Halder, a professor living in 1930s Germany.

The View from Greenhaven

Australian film icons Wendy Hughes and Chris Haywood reunite in this contemporary comedy drama.

Paris 36

Christophe Barratier's follow up to Les Choristes was a hit at the 2009 French Film Festival.

Welcome to the Sticks

Post office manager Philippe finds himself dispatched to the notoriously inclement north.

A Pain in the Ass (L'emmerdeur)

Veteran director Francis Veber reunites with actor Richard Berry in a Gallic Get Smart

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Terence Davies' debut feature is an evocative and moving rendition of family life in Liverpool.

Of Time and the City

A rhapsodic exploration of time, place and memory, filtered through childhood reminiscences.

The House of Mirth

Terence Davies' sumptuous adaptation of the celebrated novel by Edith Wharton.

Last Chance Harvey

New Yorker Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman) travels to London for his daughter's wedding.

Ghost Town

Bertram Pincus(Ricky Gervais)is a misanthropic English dentist with poor people skills.


An extraordinary film based on the true life spiritual quest of a devout young girl.

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