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April 2023 at Arc Cinema

Arc Cinema Program at NFSA for April 2023

Canberra Screenings and Events
 Katie Maling

A wide range of films and a special school holiday program await you this month at the NFSA.

Of An Age tells the story of a 17-year-old Serbian-born Australian amateur ballroom dancer who experiences a 24-hour whirlwind romance with a friend’s older brother. Stay after the film for a Q&A with actor Thom Green.

This school holidays, bring the kids to the NFSA for our Sharing the Archive Workshop. Go behind the scenes and experience working at the NFSA for a day with members of our curatorial and conservation teams. You will also receive a FREE ticket to a school holiday screening of your choice. Choose from our weekday holiday screenings of The Goonies, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Jungle Book, Tomorrow, When the War Began, Bridge to Terabithia and Pete’s Dragon

On 24 April, we're hosting a Q&A screening of the new film from Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes, The Tracker). Filmed across stunning landscapes in South Australia and Tasmania, The Survival of Kindness uses allegory to analyse race and privilege. After the screening, director Rolf de Heer and lead actress Mwajemi Hussein will join us for a Q&A. 

Following ANZAC Day, we are screening The Skin of Others – which tells the powerful story of Douglas Grant, a First Nations soldier who had largely been forgotten by history.

Plus our Doco of the Month is Island of the Hungry Ghosts; don't miss our continuing series Women Make Film, SCIENCE.ART.FILM. and Australian New Wave; and for Arc Out Loud, thrill to all the 90s action of Con Air and play Action Movie Bingo for your chance to win some great prizes. I mean, 'how can you live' without it?


full line-up:

Follow the links below to book your tickets now!



Women Make Film: Life Inside, Meaning of Life, Love – 1 April, 1pm, FREE

Mustang – 1 April, 2:30pm

The Vinyl Lounge – 6 April, 5:30pm



Pete’s Dragon – 11 April, 10:30am

Bridge to Terabithia – 12 April, 10:30am

Tomorrow, When the War Began – 14 April, 10:30am

Of an Age + Q&A – 14 April, 6pm



Australian New Wave: Deathcheaters – 15 April, 1pm

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – 18 April, 10:30am

The Goonies – 19 April, 10:30am

The Jungle Book – 21 April, 10:30am

Doco of the Month: Island of the Hungry Ghosts – 21 April, 6pm



The Survival of Kindness + Q&A 24 April, 6:30pm

Science.Art.Film: Akira + Discussion – 27 April, 6pm, FREE

Arc Out Loud: Con Air – Action Movie Bingo – 28 April, 8pm

The Skin of Others – 29 April, 2pm



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Main image: Thom Green and Elias Anton in Of An Age (2022).