Six dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre on stage

April at Arc Cinema

Arc Cinema Program at the NFSA – April 2021

Canberra Screenings and Events
 Ellen Espagne

We are excited to announce the full line-up we have in store for you in Arc Cinema for the month of April!

Bring the kids and get into the Easter spirit with Hop crafts and an Easter egg hunt in the courtyard (3 April).

This month we have some great school holiday entertainment for kids both big and small. Take a trip down memory lane with classic Disney animation Peter Pan for those who never want to grow up. You can save England with Sophie and The BFG or help Coraline solve the mystery of the mysterious Other World. Many more adventures await you in April in Arc Cinema (7 to 16 April).

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back for Arc Out Loud this month. Dress to impress and – Dammit, Janet! – we are going to sing and dance the night away. Rice will be thrown (23 April)!

This April we have a special focus on director Catherine Scott in our Girls to the Front series. Catherine has worked as a documentary filmmaker for 25 years, producing great content for both film and TV. We are screening Scarlet Road and Country Town Pride with a special Q&A with Catherine after the screenings (9 to 10 April).

We are thrilled to be bringing you two David Lynch classics: The Elephant Man and Mulholland Dr. Don't miss Lynch’s beautifully complex representations of the human condition (17 April).

Our Mervyn Bishop exhibition continues this month at the NFSA and we are proud to host a special curator talk + Q&A. See the exhibition after-hours and hear curators Coby Edgar (Art Gallery of NSW) and Tara Marynowsky (NFSA) in conversation about curating cultural exhibitions (29 April).

And so much more! Come join us for a month of special screenings and events and grab your Club NFSA loyalty card when you arrive.

The full line-up:

Saturday Morning Cartoons: Hop – 3 April, 10:30am

Steel Magnolias – 3 April, 2pm

School Holidays: The BFG – 7 April, 10:30am

School Holidays: Fantastic Mr Fox – 8 April, 10.30am

School Holidays: Peter Pan – 9 April, 10:30am

NFSA Building History: If These Walls Could Talk – 9 April, 10.30am

The Vinyl Lounge: Side 1 / Track 1 – 9 April, 5:30-7pm

Girls to the Front: Scarlet Road + Q&A – 9 April, 6pm

Girls to the Front: Country Town Pride + Q&A – 10 April, 2pm

NFSA Curator Talk: The Art of Making Worlds – 10 April, 2pm

School Holidays: The Lorax – 14 April, 10:30am

School Holidays: Coraline – 15 April, 10:30am

School Holidays: The Secret Garden – 16 April, 10:30am

Australia in Colour 2 +Q&A – 16 April, 6pm

The Story of Film: The Arrival of Multiplexes and Asian Mainstream – 17 April, 1pm

Enter the Dragon – 17 April, 2:30pm

David Lynch Restorations: The Elephant Man – 17 April, 5pm

David Lynch Restorations: Mulholland Dr. – 17 April, 8pm

Doco of the Month: Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra – 22 April, 6pm

Friday Matinee: They Shall Not Grow Old – 23 April, 10:30am

Arc Out Loud: The Rocky Horror Picture Show – 23 April, 8pm

Lake George with Tim the Yowie Man – 24 April, 2pm

The Bridge On the River Kwai – 24 April, 2pm

Mervyn Bishop: Curator Talk + Q&A – 29 April, 7pm

Aussie Indies: Babyteeth – 30 April, 6pm

NFSA Ghost Tour – 30 April, 8pm [SOLD OUT]


Main image: Bangarra Dance Ensemble performing 'Whistler' from ONES COUNTRY – the spine of our stories. Photo by Daniel Boud