Canberra Screenings and Events

BY MATT KEMP

Autumn has arrived and brings a spectacular line-up of films this March at Arc Cinema!

This year for International Women’s Day, for the entire month Arc Cinema will focus on films by women and women's contributions to cinema. Beginning this month is the first episode of Mark Cousins’ epic 14-part series Women Make Film (2018), accompanied by Samira Makhmalbaf’s Blackboards (2000) on 35mm film.

To celebrate our Australians & Hollywood exhibition, join us for a selection of films that helped catapult some of Australia’s finest female actors into Hollywood stardom. Throughout the month, we’ll be showing Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding in I, Tonya (2017), Toni Collette as a concerned and protective mother in The Sixth Sense (1999), Cate Blanchett’s commanding lead role in Elizabeth (1998), Naomi Watts' heart-wrenching performance in 21 Grams (2003) and Nicole Kidman as a scheming weather reporter in To Die For (1995).

The BOLD Dance Festival celebrates the beauty of dance across all cultures, abilities and generations and we are proud to help launch BOLD22 with a series of award-winning short dance films from Australia and around the world. Immediately following the launch will be the captivating documentary Dance With a Bullet (2020).

Every March, Canberra comes alive in a sea of colour for the Enlighten Festival and Arc Cinema takes part in the festivities with 2 special screenings. First, Academy Award-nominated film The Power of the Dog (2021), with tickets including a drink on arrival and exclusive access to the Australians & Hollywood exhibition before the film. And then the first feature film to be re-dubbed into an Australian Indigenous language, Bruce Lee’s kung fu classic Fist of Fury Noongar Daa (1972).

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. See you at Arc Cinema!

Main image: Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog.