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It's always nice to see high class cinema at a low price and that is one of the many things ACMI offers.
And it does so in comfort. The cinemas are intimate spaces but they have big screens, great sound systems, high-backed seating and brilliant design features whereby everyone has an ideal view of the screen.
ACMI or the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, as it is also known, hand picks movies for their richness, excellence and innovation.
Plus it is in such a handy location. Smack in Federation Square opposite Flinder's Street Station, so you can hop on a train or tram afterwards and head home.
During summer they also have a deal whereby if you catch a movie before 6pm you can view it for $6.
This is a saving of $9 on the cost of a full price ticket as they are normally $15.
There is also a great line-up of films. Remember all films are hand-picked for their excellence. And just because they aren't necessarily commercial doesn't mean they aren't great films. In fact, the contrary is often true. They are great because they are that little bit different than the run of the Hollywood mill.
The program starts off with a doco, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Apparently "if you have ever picked up a comic book, tuned into Buffy or are just a hopeless fool for pop culture this one's for you." Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan's has got hold of everyone from Grrrl, Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) to authors, commentators and a frenzy of fans. To find out more view the short clip below.
Next in the line-up is Berberian Sound Studio by award-winning director Peter Strickland's. It is a mind-bending film set in the seedy world of a 1970s Italian giallo-style horror. This film has a lot of potential to become the the next cult classic. Is it a horror film or a drama? You decide.
dian wunderkind Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats) returns with his most ambitious and visually sumptuous film to date.
Then there is Urbanized for anyone who is interested in architecture, urban planning or design. And let's face it we all have to live in cities.