Apr 2024

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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

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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?

A man and women sit next to each other in a courtroom, with spectators sitting behind them
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CANCELLED: Evil Angels

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6:00pm

THIS SCREENING IS CANCELLED

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Book Club: Little Women (2019) + Discussion

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1:00pm

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women is both boldly 21st century and true to its period roots.

A woman peeking around the corner of a supermarket shelf
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The Persian Version

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6:00pm

A comedy about an Iranian-American daughter who falls pregnant after a one-night stand.

A wide-eyed woman covers her mouth in horror
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Cult Classics: Rosemary's Baby (35mm) + Performance

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8:00pm

Rosemary’s Baby is a quintessentially '60s nightmare and occult cinema at its very best.

Jun 2024

A woman and man dressed in 17th century clothing converse on the street at close quarters
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The Floating Brothel

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2:00pm

A dramatised documentary about the female convicts on one of the ships of the Second Fleet.

Julian Assange wearing a suit and tie and standing with his hands crossed and resting on his upper chest
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Special Event – The Trust Fall: Julian Assange + In Conversation

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6:00pm

A deep dive into the WikiLeaks story and broader questions of press freedom and public interest.