Nefarious Australia Series

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson by a smouldering bushfire in an outback setting either at dusk or early dawn. Pattinson is crouching while Pearce stands apart, looking down, with hand on his head
31 January
Arc Cinema

Explore the darker side of Australian cinema.

From Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) to Wolf Creek (2005), Australian cinema is full of dire tales.

This January, peer further behind the curtain at the sinister side of Australia on screen, from haunting murders to crime thrillers and revenge comedies.

Click on the film titles below to book your tickets.



The Rover (2014) – Friday 5 January, 6pm

NFSA Restores: Proof (1991) – Saturday 13 January, 2pm

Judy & Punch (2019) + Q&A – Friday 19 January, 7pm

Snowtown (2011) 35mm – Saturday 20 January, 7pm

The Nightingale (2018) – Thursday 25 January, 6pm

Romper Stomper (1992) 35mm – Saturday 27 January, 7pm

Nitram (2021) – Sunday 28 January, 1pm

Mystery Road (2013) – Wednesday 31 January, 6pm



Bookings are essential for all ticketed events. See our Visit Us page for more venue information. 


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