Ngara ('Listen' in Dharawal language) is our Arc Cinema program for NAIDOC Week in Canberra. From 29 June through to 8 July, we'll be screening a powerful line-up that honours the history and culture of First Nations Australians. The program includes feature films from acclaimed directors Warwick Thornton (The New Boy, Samson and Delilah) and Rachel Perkins (NFSA Restores: Radiance), plus two landmark documentaries (Buried Country, NFSA Restores: Lousy Little Sixpence).
Explore Uncharted Territory with us at the NFSA as we discuss creativity, experimentation and groundbreaking ideas within the framework of improving public spaces. Following the panels, join us for a screening of The Giants, about environmental folk hero and gay icon, Bob Brown. A Q&A with Bob will follow the screening.
In association with Sydney Film Festival and ACMI, we present an extensive Jane Campion Retrospective. It includes all nine of her feature films as well as a selection of her short films and a new documentary, Jane Campion: The Cinema Woman.
Local drag artist Venus Mantrap will host the next instalment of our Fright Night: Cult Cinema Classics season – a screening of Robocop . Sophisticated crime, police brutality, machines doing the work of humans... This isn’t 2023, this is 2029 – as imagined by director Paul Verhoeven in his satirical blockbuster from 1987.
Continue reading below for a full line-up of the films screening this month at the NFSA and click on the links to book your tickets!
Follow the links below to book tickets.
NAIDOC Week – NFSA Restores: Radiance – 29 June, 6pm
NAIDOC Week – Advance Screening: The New Boy – 30 June, 6pm
NAIDOC Week – Samson and Delilah – 1 July, 6pm
The Vinyl Lounge – 7 July, 5:30pm
NAIDOC Week – NFSA Restores: Lousy Little Sixpence – 8 July, 2pm
Uncharted Territory: Designing Playful and Vibrant Places – 14 July, 6pm
Australian New Wave: Razorback – 15 July, 1pm
Uncharted Territory: The Giants screening + Q&A with Bob Brown – 15 July, 6:30pm
Jane Campion: The Cinema Woman – 20 July, 6pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – Two Friends + Peel – 21 July, 6pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – Sweetie + A Girl’s Own Story – 22 July, 2pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – An Angel at My Table – 22 July, 6pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – The Piano – 23 July, 2pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – The Portrait of a Lady – 27 July, 6pm
Fright Night Cult Classics: Robocop – 28 July, 9pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – In the Cut + After Hours – 29 July, 2pm
Jane Campion Restrospective – Bright Star + The Water Diary – 29 July, 6pm
Jane Campion Retrospective – The Power of the Dog – 30 July, 2pm