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).
THE FULL LINE-UP:
BOLD Dance Festival Launch – 2 March, 5:30pm
Dance With a Bullet – 2 March, 7pm
The Films That Made Them Famous: I, Tonya – 4 March, 7pm
The Films That Made Them Famous: The Sixth Sense – 5 March, 6pm
Doco of the Month: Under the Volcano – 10 March, 7pm
Arc Out Loud: Tank Girl – 11 March, 8pm
Women Make Film Episode 1: Openings and Tone – 12 March, 1pm, FREE
Blackboards – 12 March, 2:30pm
Enlighten: The Power of the Dog + Australians & Hollywood – 12 March, 6pm
Wash My Soul in the River’s Flow + Q&A – 18 March, 7pm
Enlighten: Fist of Fury Noongar Daa + Q&A – 19 March, 6pm
The Films That Made Them Famous: Elizabeth – 25 March, 7pm
The Films That Made Them Famous: 21 Grams – 26 March, 2pm
The Films That Made Them Famous: To Die For – 26 March, 6pm
Main image: Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog.