Nitrate Kisses (1992) Barbara Hammer
Nitrate Kisses (1992) Barbara Hammer
Queering the Archive: The Cinema of Barbara Hammer (Wed 26 Oct – Wed 2 Nov)

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Melbourne Cinémathèque


Australia's pre-eminent film society dedicated to screening significant works of international cinema.

Melbourne Cinémathèque started out in 1948 as the Melbourne University Film Society (MUFS) and changed its name to Melbourne Cinémathèque in 1984. It is self-administered, volunteer-run, not-for-profit and membership-driven.

Melbourne Cinémathèque presents celebrated and less well known works of international cinema in their original format and in new restorations. Screenings occur weekly until mid-December, with a four-week break in August.

Admission to Melbourne Cinémathèque session is open to Cinémathèque members only. Memberships are available for three consecutive weeks (from date of purchase) or for a full year. After a membership is purchased, admission to sessions is free.




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Membership options

Mini membership
Admission for 3 consecutive weeks of screenings from date of purchase.
Full $32 | Concession $27

Annual membership
Admission for 12 months of screenings from date of purchase.
Full $173 | Concession $153

Friends of Cinémathèque
Admission for 12 months of screenings from date of purchase.
Full $295 | Concession $265

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2022 program

Shifting the focus: Joan Micklin Silver in the seventies (Wed 30 Nov)

Genre nonconformity and East Side stories: decentring the musical Part 1 (Wed 7 – Wed 21 Dec)

Past programs

The Brink of Life: F.W. Murnau, Cinematic Visionary (Wed 9 – Wed 23 Nov)

Queering the Archive: The Cinema of Barbara Hammer (Wed 26 Oct – Wed 2 Nov)

At Home in the World: Cecil Holmes, Activist Filmmaker (Wed 19 Oct)

Gallows Bacchanalias, Fractious Fairy-Tales and the Rule of Three: The Cinema of Juraj Jakubisko (Wed 5 – Wed 15 Oct)

Oscillating wildly: Céline Sciamma's inclusive cinema (Wed 14 – Wed 28 Sep)

"Life's parade at your fingertips": Douglas Sirk (Wed 24 Aug – Wed 7 Sep)

Masterpieces of Ukrainian Cinema (Wed 20 Jul – Wed 3 Aug 2022)

Hiroshi Shimizu: Forgotten Master (Wed 29 Jun – Wed 13 Jul)

Reaching Beyond the Frame: The Poetic Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami (Wed 8 – Wed 22 Jun)

Facing Modernity: A Tribute to Monica Vitti (Wed 25 May – Wed 1 Jun 2022)

More Than Night: The Fatal Vision of Fritz Lang (Wed 4 – Wed 18 May 2022)

Wildflowers: Dancing, Desire and Freedom in the Films of Gillian Armstrong (Tues 12 Apr – Wed 27 Apr 2022)

Fearless Vulnerability: The Films of Juliette Binoche (Wed 23 Mar – Mon 4 Apr 2022)

"This Cockeyed Caravan": The Comic Universe of Preston Sturges (Wed 2 – Wed 16 Mar 2022)

Opening night 2022: Mitchell Leisen (Wed 23 Feb 2022)

Jean Cocteau: The Poetry of Dreams (8–22 Dec 2021)

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