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Melbourne Cinémathèque - 2011 Film Program Highlights

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Published February 8th 2011
The Melbourne Cinémathèque are gearing up for another great year of classic and rare film screenings at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).



This year film lovers will be able to enjoy special film seasons dedicated to particular filmmakers, national cinemas and genres, as well as weekly screenings of some classics from around the world. If you love cinema, this is the place for you!

Highlights of the special film seasons throughout the year include;

Sophisticated Madness: Classics Of American Screwball Comedy, which will be held between March 2-16. This special film season includes screenings of feature films by Howard Hawks, Preston Sturges, William A. Wellman and animated shorts by Robert Clampett, Frank Tashlin and my personal favourite, the irrepressible Tex Avery. Film titles in this season include;

The Awful Truth (1937)


The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)


Nothing Sacred (1937)


For full details of film titles and session details, click here.

Another great film season is entitled Phantoms & Fireworks: The Incredible Adventures Of Tsui Hark, which will be held between May 18 - June 1. This film season is great for those who wish to see some of Hark's earlier influential works on the big screen, including;

Di yi lei xing wei xian (Don't Play With Fire) (1980)



Wong Fei Hung (Once Upon a Time in China) (1991)


Dao (The Blade) (1995)


For full details of film titles and session details, click here.

Another exclusive film season is dedicated to the films of Nicholas Ray, entitled You Can't Go Home Again: The Ballad Of Nicholas Ray, which will be held between June 29 - July 13. The special film season is a great introduction to the master filmmaker, with screenings of;

In a Lonely Place (1950)


Johnny Guitar (1954)


Rebel Without a Cause (1955)


Party Girl (1958)


For full details of film titles and session details, click here.

A must-see season is Henri-Georges Clouzot: The Sorcerer, which will be held between November 30 - December 14. This fitting tribute to the filmmaker includes screenings of;

Diabolique (1955)


Quai des Orfèvres (1947)


Le Corbeau (1943)


Le Salaire de la Peur (1953)


For full details of film titles and session details, click here.

Outside of these special film seasons, which also include tributes to Sergei Eisenstein, Alain Resnais and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, are individual film screenings of diverse film titles such as;

Red Desert (1964): directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Screening on February 16.


A Woman Under the Influence (1974): directed by John Cassavetes. Screening on February 23.


Viridiana (1961): directed by Luis Buñuel. Screening on September 14.


For full details regarding the film titles and session details of the '2011 Film Program,' visit the Melbourne Cinémathèque website.

Film screenings are usually scheduled on a Wednesday, from 7pm, and are classified 18 and over, unless stated otherwise.

Admission is based on membership to the non-profit, volunteer-run film society. You can purchase 'annual membership' at the full cost of $110 or at the concession price of $95 or a 'mini-membership,' which entitles the holder admission for 4 consecutive nights at $24 or at the concession price of $19.

You can sign-up and purchase membership at the venue or purchase online at the ACMI website.

ACMI cinemas are located at Flinders Street, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Keep up to date with changes to the program and events organised by The Melbourne Cinémathèque, at the official Facebook page.
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Why? If you love cinema, this is the place for you!
When: Throughout 2011
Where: ACMI cinemas are located at Flinders Street, Federation Square, Melbourne.
Cost: You can purchase 'annual membership' at the full cost of $110 or concession price of $95 or a 'mini-membership', which entitles the holder to admission for 4 consecutive nights at $24 or the concession price is $19.
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