One Night the Moon - hero image
One Night the Moon - hero image
One Night the Moon (2001)

ACMI presents

One Night the Moon

Rachel Perkins | Australia | | M

Our monthly program of Australian cinema returns with screenings of Rachel Perkins' lyrical outback operetta, One Night the Moon, to mark the twentieth anniversary of the film's release.

One Night the Moon gets right under the skin of the Australian experience.

SBS Movies

Adapted from a true story dating back to the early 1930s, One Night the Moon takes the form of a lyrical and atmospheric bush operetta to tell a tale of enchantment, tragedy and clashing worldviews.

Paul Kelly, Kev Carmody and Mairead Hannan's searingly evocative lyrics and score propel the action, with Kelly a haunting screen presence in a cast that also features Kelton Pell, Kaarin Fairfax, Ruby Hunter, Chris Haywood and David Field.

Filmed to stunning effect on Adnyamathanha land in South Australia's Flinders Ranges.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: NFSA
Courtesy: Aanya Whitehead
Duration: 55 min

Learn more

READ: One Night The Moon: Interview with Rachel Perkins
Kathryn Millard, Senses of Cinema, Nov 2001

READ: One Night the Moon review – A Thematically Relevant Outback Opera
Andrew F Peirce, The Curb, Jul 2019


21 & 22 Feb 2021








Get tickets


55 mins



Adult themes


Cinema 2, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there


Get discounted tickets, invitations to exclusive previews, and discounts in our shop and cafe bar.

Become a member

Related events


In line with current Government requirements, and to ensure your safety, we have reduced the seating capacity for this season.