Apr 2024

A pregnant woman stands outside in a bleak industrial landscape
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Science. Art. Film.: Vesper + Panel

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6:00pm

A teenage bio-hacker must find a way to cultivate a precious discovery of seeds.

A boy riding a bike through the air with a small alien in the front basket, silhouetted in front of a huge blue moon
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E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (35mm)

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1:00pm

One of the most enduring and beloved family films of the 20th century.

Two women sitting outside knitting and listening to the radio through headphones, c1920s
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U3A Sessions at NFSA 2024

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10:00am

Two free presentations exploring Australian vaudevillians and the cultural significance of radio.

Two men in basketball uniforms, Bill Murray and Michael Jordan, stand on either side of cartoon Bugs Bunny
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Space Jam

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1:00pm

Michael Jordan and a team of Looney Tunes characters play basketball against invading aliens.

Four teenage girls wearing black and white outfits and walking through the rain while lightning lights up the sky
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Cult Classics: The Craft + Performance

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8:00pm

When Sarah relocates to LA, a trio of outcast Catholic schoolgirls welcome her to their coven.

Tim the Yowie Man holding a lantern backstage during the NFSA Ghost Tour
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NFSA Ghost Tours 2024: SOLD OUT

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8:30pm

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the NFSA headquarters.

a young woman holding her hand to her mouth in shock
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Parasite

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7:00pm

How far will the impoverished Kim family go to infiltrate the glamorous world of the Park family?

A woman stands outside in a mountainous landscape looking into the distance
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Book Club: Nomadland + Discussion

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1:00pm

A powerful portrait of post-Recession America, adapted from Jessica Bruder’s non-fiction book.

A row of young men in Australian First World War uniforms, standing in a trench
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Special Event: Before Dawn + Q&A

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6:00pm

Before Dawn is an epic retelling of a lesser-known Australian First World War victory.

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Persepolis (4K restoration Australian premiere)

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6:00pm

Based on the bestselling graphic novels about growing up during the Iranian Revolution.

Three men in early 20th century khaki army uniforms seated behind a desk. A fourth man in uniform sits next to the table
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Breaker Morant (35mm)

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1:00pm

These classic films explore the portrayal of Australian military history.

A man wearing headphones in front of an American flag speaks enthusiastically into a microphone
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Good Morning, Vietnam (35mm)

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6:00pm

Robin Williams plays an irreverent DJ who boosts morale for US soldiers during the Vietnam War.

A woman singing and dancing with arms wide in a green field with snow capped mountains in the background
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The Sound of Music (35mm)

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1:00pm

A timeless musical classic starring Julie Andrews and her harmonic step-children.

May 2024

A woman wearing a headscarf and carrying a baby in a carrier on her front is walking down the middle of a war-torn street
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For Sama

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6:00pm

A first-hand account of life as a new mother amidst the horrors of war in Aleppo.

A table that has a turntable and records on it and a lava lamp. There is an armchair in the background.
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Vinyl Lounge 2024

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5:30-7:00pm

Vinyl lovers, come and share your favourite records and requests .

A man in a white bloodstained shirt protectively hugs a small girl while looking forward in shock
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Train to Busan

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6:00pm

Zombie apocalypse meets commuter train trip in this action thriller.

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Double feature: Alien + Aliens (35mm)

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5:00pm + 8:00pm

Revisit the origins of the Alien franchise with classics from Ridley Scott and James Cameron.

Two men holding microphones and standing outside the Eurovision stadium in Turin, Italy
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Eurovision Special Event: Aussievision + Alfie Arcuri

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6:00pm

A live recording of the Aussievision podcast plus Alfie Arcuri and ARCHIE performances.

Electronic music duo Electric Fields. Singer Zaacariaha is holding a gauze-like material over their head
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Eurovision Grand Final

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6:00pm

We stream the Eurovision Grand Final telecast in Arc Cinema with hosts Venus Mantrap and Guy Alias.

A person in a space suit and helmet stands in a snowy, icy landscape
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Science. Art. Film.: Interstellar + Panel

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6:00pm

In the wake of ecological collapse, a team from Earth goes in search of a suitable alternate planet.

A man wearing sunglasses stands in front of an apartment block
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Advance Screening: Things Will Be Different

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6:00pm

Neighbours on a public housing estate must relocate when their home is slated for demolition.

Close up of half a child's face with several bees flying to the side
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IDAHOBIT: 20,000 Species of Bees

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7:00pm

Tensions emerge when eight-year-old Lucía begins to interpret the complexities of her gender.

Filmmaker Agnes Varda carrying a sheaf of wheat over her shoulder
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The Gleaners and I

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2:00pm

Agnès Varda interrogates questions of poverty and gender in modern-day France.

Two men carrying a glass door together look and speak to each other through the glass panels
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Progress 1984: Men in Love (Day Pass)

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2:30pm

Marking 40 years since the decriminalisation of homosexual acts between men in NSW.

People at a protest march holding banners and loudspeakers
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Progress 1984: Men in Love – In Conversation with Barry Charles and Samuel Leighton-Dore

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2:30pm

A special In Conversation event with LGBTQIA+ activist Barry Charles.

Two men carrying a glass door together look and speak to each other through the glass panels
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Land of Storms

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4:00pm

A heady portrait of the complexities of desire, intimacy and fear.

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Moonlight

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7:00pm

A gripping, decades-long portrait of a young man coming to terms with himself.

Four young girls crowding around their mother while they read a letter
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Book Club: Little Women (1994)

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1:00pm

Gillian Armstrong’s film of Little Women revived the cherished story of the March sisters.

A smartly dressed man standing with arms raised performing in front of red ruched curtains
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The King of Comedy

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7:00pm

An aspiring comedian seeks an audience in this Martin Scorsese classic starring Robert De Niro.

A smiling girl holding a cupcake while flanked a stern looking man and woman wearing colourful clothing
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Matilda

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1:00pm

Can quick-witted Matilda save her fellow students and Miss Honey from Principal Trunchbull?