Mar 2023

Street view of Melbourne in the 1960s
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Vintage Australia program

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See times below. Note: doesn't screen Thursdays or late on Fridays

What was life in Australia like 50 years ago? Enjoy a look at our cities in the 1960s.

In a scene from the influential Japanese anime film Akira, young men on motorcycles race through a futuristic city
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SCIENCE.ART.FILM. Series

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6:00pm

A series that uncovers the wacky, weird and wonderful facets of science and art in films.

Close up of a young woman looking through a fish tank at a goldfish.
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Mardi Gras Film Festival 2023

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Various

Highlights from Queer Screen’s 30th edition of the Mardi Gras Film Festival.

Head and shoulders shot of a group of men wearing rugby jerseys huddled closely together on a field
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MGFF23: In from the Side

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7:00pm

Love is a contact sport.

Tim the Yowie Man in the NFSA Theatrette standing before a slide of the NFSA during an evening Ghost Tour
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NFSA Ghost Tour: SOLD OUT

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8:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Head and shoulders shot of two women in an embrace smiling at each other.
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MGFF23: The Venus Effect

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6:00pm

A romantic comedy about daring to love ourselves and each other.

Reflection in a window of a man with his arms raised over his head. Through the window you can see a city skyline.
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Best of MGFF23 Shorts

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8:30pm

A collection of shorts to warm your heart and put a smile on your face.

Close up of two men standing side by side and looking intently into the camera.
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MGFF23: Stephen Cummins Retrospective + Q&A

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5:00pm

Nine short films that map the changing politics of representation of the body in the 1980s and 90s.

Close up of a lightbox with strips of film placed on it.
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Senses of Cinema + Q&A

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6:00pm

Charts the rise, fall and afterlife of filmmakers’ co-operatives in Australia.

A young woman and man facing toward each other in a narrow alleyway.
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Trans Day of Visibility: Joyland

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6:30pm

This Transgender Day of Visibility, the NFSA and A Gender Agenda host a special screening of Joyland.

Apr 2023

Illustration of a woman with a movie camera
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Season: Women Make Film

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1:00pm

An epic guided tour through the art and craft of movies as told by female filmmakers.

Illustration of a woman with a movie camera
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Women Make Film: Life Inside, Meaning of Life, Love

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1:00pm

How have female directors portrayed inner life, love and the search for meaning?

5 young women leaning over linking arms in a circle and looking directly down into the camera.
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Mustang

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2:30pm

Five sisters with a passion for freedom are caught in a scandal with unexpected consequences.

Aqua and blue graphic of a record being played on a record player.
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The Vinyl Lounge

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5:30-7:00pm

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

Close up of a person's gloved hands holding a canister with a reel of film in it.
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School Holiday Program - Films, Sharing the Archive Workshop

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Various, see below

Magic, adventure and discovery await this school holidays!

A young boy in a school uniform looking closely at a strip of film.
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Sharing the Archive Workshop

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10:00am - 4:00pm

Go behind the scenes at the NFSA this school holidays!

A young boy riding on the back of a flying dragon with one arm raised toward the sky
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Pete's Dragon

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10:30am

Some secrets are too big to keep.

Two young teens are in a forest looking up towards the sky at a bright light beaming down in front of them.
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Bridge to Terabithia – 35MM

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10:30am

Discover a place that will never leave you, and a friendship that will change you forever.

Four teenagers lying on the ground, trying to hide themselves under trees and scrub as they watch over something happening off screen.
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Tomorrow, When the War Began

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10:30am

’We won’t run. We won’t hide. We’ll fight and keep fighting until this war is finally won.’

Head and shoulders shot of a young woman and two young men stand side by side looking directly at the camera.
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Of An Age + Q&A

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6:00pm

All we have is now.

David Gulpilil, pointing a spear, stands in the desert with Jenny Agutter and Lucien John in private school uniforms in a scene from the film Walkabout
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Australian New Wave Season

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1:00pm

Ten bold and provocative films that put Australian cinema on the world stage in the 1970s and 80s.

A man with his back to camera stands in a doorway to a building facing another man in a white suit who is pointing a gun at him.
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Deathcheaters

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1:00pm

Meet Steve and Rod – stuntmen, saboteurs, hellraisers!

A young teenage boy wearing maroon and gold robes with his arm outstretched trying to catch a small golden ball in a scene from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone – 35MM

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10:30am

’You’re a wizard, Harry!’

Head and shoulders shot of four young boys looking at an old treasure map.
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The Goonies

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10:30am

The secret caves. The lost map. The hidden treasure. Take the oath... Join the adventure.

A young boy sitting on at the foot of a tree next to a huge grizzly bear in a scene from The Jungle Book film.
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The Jungle Book

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10:30am

Guided by his animal friends, a ‘man-cub’ named Mowgli sets out to find where he belongs.

A woman and young girl sit on the sand on a rocky beach near some gnarled tree roots
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Doco of the Month: Island of the Hungry Ghosts

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6:00pm

A beautiful and haunting look at the migration of crabs and people on Christmas Island.

A young man and woman walking through a wooded area, in the foreground is a large spherical hanging structure made up of various items including pots, buckets, crates, bins and other different metal and plastic objects.
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And... Breathe

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6:00pm

See short films inspired by nature and the power of art as we work towards zero emissions.

A still from the Japanese anime film Akira showing the title character holding a large gun
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Akira – 35mm + Discussion

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6:00pm

Exploring one of the most influential sci-fi visions – then and now.

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

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8:00pm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Close up of a man with a beard and long hair with his eyes closed and face turned towards the sun with a slight smile on his face.
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Arc Out Loud: Con Air – Action Movie Bingo

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8:00pm

One wrong flight can ruin your whole day.