Melbourne Cinémathèque The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

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Originally conceived as a Western – and retaining the genre’s sensibility for lawlessness, marauders and open spaces, despite its translation to a modern milieu – Kathryn Bigelow’s first solo outing as feature-film director has grown in stature from its initial tepid release to a critically well-regarded and respected genre classic.

Ostensibly a vampire road movie, the film offers a disarmingly tender and strangely poetic portrait of human relationships whilst never shying away from kinetic action scenes and bloody violence.

Featuring a score by Tangerine Dream.

During ACMI's redevelopment, Melbourne Cinémathèque screenings will take place at The Capitol. For maps and accessibility information see ACMI Cinemas during closure.

Screenings will commence slightly earlier at 6.30pm.