Feb 2023

Front entrance to the National Film and Sound Archive building
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Plan Your Visit – COVID-19 information

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10AM – 4PM DAILY, 10AM – 8PM FRIDAYS

Welcome! Here's what we're doing to protect the health of visitors to the NFSA.

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

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

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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.

A group of four people sitting in a huddle.
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Trivia, Actually

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From 6:00pm

Gather your team for our next NFSA Movie Trivia Night – the theme is all things love and rom-com!

Head and shoulders shot of three women wearing white blazers (Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler) smiling in a scene from the film The First Wives Club.
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Galentine's Day: The First Wives Club

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6:00pm

Don’t get mad, get everything!

A person in a full body fire-protective suit walking near a volcano. You can see lava in the background.
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Doco of the Month: Fire of Love

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6:00pm

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things – volcanoes and each other.

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

Close up of a young woman with short blonde hair (Drew Barrymore) smiling and looking at a man (Adam Sandler) singing into a microphone in a promotional shot for the film The Wedding Singer.
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Arc Out Loud: The Wedding Singer Quote-a-Long

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8:00pm

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged. Just to the wrong people.

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 young Aboriginal man holding a spear leading a teenage girl and young boy, walking in the outback in a scene from Walkabout.
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Walkabout

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1:00pm

Two English children are left stranded and must learn to survive in the Australian outback.

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley singing to a TV audience of adoring female fans in the movie ELVIS. He has a guitar strapped to him and is wearing a black leather suit.
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ELVIS: Encore Screening

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1:00pm

See ELVIS props and costumes on display before the screening!

Head and shoulders shot of a young man standing in the rain. He has the look of a zombie - his skin has a grey/bluish tinge and his eyes are red..
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Warm Bodies

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6:00pm

Discover Romeo and Juliet’s zombie love.

Head and shoulders of a young man looking intently into the camera against a blue sky dotted with clouds.
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Aussie Indies: Everything In Between

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6:00pm

A teenage boy who’s given up on life encounters a woman who is fighting for her very existence.

A man and two woman, roughly in their 30s, stand holding glasses of wine talking to each other in a scene from the film Beaches. One of the women looks unhappy.
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Sunday Matinee: Beaches – 35mm

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2:00pm

Once in a lifetime you make a friendship that lasts forever.

Mar 2023

A family of four people standing side by side in a room looking outside. They are all wearing dark sunglasses.
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Clara Law Retrospective

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6:00pm, 2:00pm

Celebrate the groundbreaking cinema of Clara Law with 3 features specially selected by the director.

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Floating Life + Q&A

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6:00pm

A migrant Hong Kong family grapples with their new Australian home in Clara Law's restored film.

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

A confused-looking young man looks at a young woman who has her eyes closed and is holding on tightly to a metal ladder.
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The Goddess of 1967

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2:00pm

Rose Byrne shines in Clara Law's road movie about a blind girl, a Japanese man and a 1967 Citroën DS.

A man standing alone on an empty street at night time.
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Drifting Petals + Q&A

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6:00pm

Clara Law returns with a poignant and poetic film about the search for the past and the future.

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Women Make Film: Reveal, Memory and Time

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1:00pm

How have female filmmakers employed revelation, memory and time in their films?

A stag and a deer in a snowy wooded area.
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On Body and Soul

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2:30pm

Two slaughterhouse workers discover they share the same dreams – and fall in love.

A man stands alone on an empty beach, wearing a long coat and with his back facing the camera. There is rubbish strewn on the beach in front of him.
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The Last Wave

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1:00pm

Hasn’t the weather been strange... Could it be a warning?

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

Apr 2023

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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.

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!

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

May 2023

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

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Women Make Film: Death, Endings, Song and Dance

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1:00pm

The epic road movie concludes with – what else? - death, but also a song and a dance.

A group of young women hugging each other and laughing.
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Girlhood

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2:30pm

You don't have the full story. Until you know hers.