However ACMI want to look beyond the commercial Australian genre fare and in the upcoming Australian Perspective film program, curator James Nolen has selected four features and a series of short films, which offer different views on modern multicultural Australia.
Screening every Saturday at 4pm in April, for only $8, you can view titles such as the classic Michael Powell film They're a Weird Mob (1966), starring Walter Chiari, Chips Rafferty and Clare Dunne.
How about a contemporary look at multicultural Australia with Looking for Alibrandi (2000), based on the popular book by Melina Marchetta and starring Greta Scacchi, Anthony LaPaglia and Pia Miranda.
There is also the series of short films A Hard Bargain (1986), Bread (1996) and Just Desserts (1993), which offer a different views of Italo-Australian life.
Also screening is A Girl in Australia (1973), directed by Luigi Zampa and starring Alberto Sordi, Claudia Cardinale and Riccardo Garrone. The comedy, which is set in the early 1970s, depicts Amedeo, an Italian who has lived in Australia for twenty years, and his attempt to seek an Italian bride.
The final feature in this program is The Magistrate, a 1989 television mini series. The drama/mystery stars Franco Nero, Catherine Wilkin and Julia Blake.
You can purchase tickets to any of these events either online or at the ACMI box office.