The Story of Film An Odyssey

Mark Cousins filming on location
Mark Cousins filming on location
Journey through the complete history of cinema in this special First Look season.

Fifteen hours, six continents, countless cinema masters and a trove of discoveries, Mark Cousins' passionate ode to cinema is a wild ride from the silent era to the digital age.

Cousins opens the film with a bold aim: to "redraw the map of movie history that we have in our hands...factually inaccurate and racist by omission".

Curated by Kristy Matheson

Saturday 29 September - Sunday 11 November 2012
Individual Sessions: Full $15 Concession $12 ACMI Member $11
5 Session Pass*: Full $65 Concession $55 ACMI Member $50
A Conversation About The Story of Film > Free

* Can be used to view sessions over two specially programmed Marathon Weekends or at your own pace.

The Story of Film An Odyssey (Episodes 1-3)

The new art-form of cinema gave rise to a myriad of inventive individuals who each imposed their own unique stamp.

The Story of Film An Odyssey (Episodes 4-6)

Sound comes to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn even brighter.

The Story of Film An Odyssey (Episodes 7-9)

Cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new.

The Story of Film An Odyssey (Episodes 10-12)

National cinemas gave rise to extraordinary talents, from the Australian New Wave, to Germany's Wenders and British filmmaker Loach.

The Story of Film An Odyssey (Episodes 13-15)

A new decade brought with it a wealth of filmmaking discovery, from Tarantino to Kiarostami.

Panel Discussion

A Conversation About The Story of Film

Join panel members Julie Rigg, Paul Harris and Deb Verhoven as they discuss Mark Cousins' 'The Story of Film An Odyssey'.

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