Four teenagers walking along a road in the outback.

June at Arc Cinema

Arc Cinema Program at NFSA for June 2023

Canberra Screenings and Events
 Katie Maling

In honour of National Reconciliation Week, the NFSA is screening Sweet As – an uplifting, coming-of-age story about an Indigenous teenager who receives an unusual lifeline in the form of an outback photo safari. Inspired by a true story, stay after the screening for a special Q&A with actors Shantae Barnes-Cowan and Carlos Sanson Jr.

Comprised entirely from hundreds of film samples and media images, Hello Dankness is a horror musical retelling of contemporary America. It is created by Soda Jerk, an artist duo fundamentally interested in the politics of images. Come along for a unique experience!

Join us for the fright night cult classic, The Lost Boys. Hosted by drag professional Venus Mantrap, this film is the perfect amalgamation of 80s cool and cheesy fun – after all, sleeping all day, partying all night, and never getting old? That’s the fun of being a vampire.

This month, we highlight the Australian independent filmmaking scene with a screening of Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites. Stay for the Q&A with director Platon Theodoris and lead actor Teik-Kim Pok.

Explore the full program of screenings below!

Please help us keep everyone safe by reading and following our COVID-safety and visitor information and don’t forget to get your Club NFSA card when you arrive.


full line-up:

Follow the links below to book tickets.



Science.Art.Film: Rampage – 1 June, 6pm

The Vinyl Lounge: National Reconciliation Week – 2 June, 5:30pm

Sweet As + Q&A – 2 June, 6pm


WEEK 2: 

Doco of the Month: Navalny – 9 June, 6pm

The King’s Speech – 35mm – 10 June, 2pm



Aussie Indies: Alvin’s Harmonious World of Opposites + Q&A – 16 June, 6pm

Australian New Wave: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith – 17 June, 1pm



Subject + Q&A – 21 June, 6pm

Soda Jerk Presents: Hello Dankness – 22 June, 6pm

Fright Night Cult Classics: The Lost Boys – 23 June, 8pm



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Main image: Mikayla Levy, Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Carlos Sanson Jr and Andrew Wallace in Sweet As (Jub Clerc, 2022).