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                                                                                                                                                                             FrOm JAPAn                                              We celebrate the sound in the NFSA, with Arc’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ongoing program of new and classic Rock-docs,            Thursday afternoons (and some mornings) with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the most thought-provoking of contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     movie musicals and archival discoveries from our
                                                                                                                                                                             16 Jul – 13 Aug                                         sound culture collection.                                moviemaking, cinema classics, family films and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              great Australian movies from the NFSA collection:
                                                                                                                                                                             Film Noir is cinema’s great visual and thematic         pETE SEEgER - lIVE IN AuSTRAlIA (1963)
                            Arc at the NFSA            Doors open for 30 mins before screening.                     cAnBerrA limited                                         means for expressing social discord and
                                                                                                                                                                             disappointment. As it had been in the USA,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Folk historian Warren Fahey joins us to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pete Seeger’s 90th year and this recent re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ALL TICKETS $5
                            National Film
                            and Sound Archive,
                                                       Admission to venue capacity only.
                                                       No admission after the session has                           seAsOn eXclusiVe tO                                      France and the UK, from the 1950s onwards               discovery from the vaults of ABC-TV.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THU 2 JUL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2PM:        DEAN SPANLEY (2009, G)
                            McCoy Circuit, Acton,
                                                       been running for 20 mins.                                    Arc cinemA...                                            noir became a key means for Japanese popular            SAT 18 JUL, 7PM (G)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THU 9 JUL
                                                                                                                                                                             cinema to convey dark undercurrents beneath             STylE WARS Tony Silver’s 1984 documentary
                            Canberra                   Disabled access via Liversidge Street.                                                                                                                                                                                                 2PM:        TOY STORY (1995, G)
                                                                                                                    “Sweat, dust and beer…                                   the nation’s modern milieu, precisely as it was
                                                                                                                                                                             suppressing its wartime past and extolling its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     remains the essential document of New York’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THU 16 JUL
                            Enquiries:                                                                                                                                                                                               Hip Hop subculture.
                            02 6248 2000
                                                                                                                    There’s nothing else out here mate!”                     ‘Economic Miracle’. And as with western noir, the       SAT 25 JUL, 7PM (18+)                                    10AM:       LITTLE BIG SHOTS PROGRAM
                                                                                                                                                                             key films of Japanese noir (both from directors                                                                              NO.4: for 2 to 5 year-olds (15+)
                                                                                               For many, it’s the greatest Australian film ever                                                                 ChET BAKER: lET’S gET lOST (1989) A new
                                                                                                                                                                             acclaimed in the west, like ‘Beat’ Takeshi and          print of photographer Bruce Weber’s landmark             2.00PM:     LITTLE BIG SHOTS PROGRAM
Enjoy cinema’s greatest experiences at                                                                              made. At the very least, it’s a high-point of the        Masaki Kobayashi, or from little-known masters          jazz documentary, a deeply personal look at the                      NO.5: for 3 to 7 year-olds (15+)
                                                                                                                    Australian film industry revival of the early 1970s.     like Kinji Fukasaku and Masahiro Shinoda) are
Arc, the new state-of-the-art venue at the                                                                                                                                                                                           jazz legend of the 1950s and the man Baker had           THU 23 JUL
                                                                                                                    In director Ted Kotcheff’s hands Kenneth Cook’s          both startling exercises in film visual style and
National Film and Sound Archive.                                                                                                                                                                                                     become by the 1980s.                                     2PM:        MESSAGE STICKS: THE NEW
                                                                                                                    savage novel becomes a sweat-blurred cinematic           also deep critiques of their national social life,
Arc Cinema is growing! We are very excited to                                                                       vision of savage Australian masculinity, as bush                                                                 SAT 1 AUG, 7PM (M)                                                   BLACK (2009, 15+)
                                                                                                                                                                             times and psychology. With support from
announce an expanded program starting with                                                                          school teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) is trapped         The Japan Foundation and thanks to the                                                                           THU 30 JUL
the upcoming July/August Calendar – from                                                                            by the turn of a two-up coin in the outback              Embassy of Japan and Shochiku Ltd.                                                                               2PM:        THE DISH (2000, M)
next Thursday, Arc will be more than doubling                                                                       mining city of Bundanyabba. All John wants to do                                                                                                                          THU 6 AUG
its current program, with 7 sessions a week!                                                                        is get to Sydney and the arms of his girlfriend. But     THU 16 JUL, 7PM:    VIOlENT COp (1989,                                                                           2PM:        WALTZ WITH BASHIR
We’ve added matinee sessions on Thursday                                                                            led on by the local copper (Chips Rafferty in his                                                                                                                                     (2008, MA15+)
and Saturday, and two new sessions on Sunday                                                                        last role) and his other new best mates (including
                                                                                                                    Jack Thompson and Donald Pleasence) the ‘Yabba           THU 23 JUL: 7PM: I, ThE EXECuTIONER                                                                              THU 13 AUG
afternoon. The new sessions will build upon
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                                                                                                                    becomes an inescapable, self-made hell of beer,                              (1968)                                                                                       2PM:        MAN ON WIRE (2008, PG)
Arc’s programming to date, and some pre-existing
sessions will be at new times.                                                                                      dust and violence. Nominated for the Golden              SUN 2 AUG 4.30PM: BlACK RIVER (1957)                                                                             THU 20 AUG
                                                                                                                    Palm at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971, Wake                                                                                                                            2PM:        FUGITIVE PIECES (2008, MA15+)
TICKETS:                                                                                                            in Fright has been all but impossible to see for         THU 6 AUG, 7PM: pAlE FlOWER (1963)
(except where special prices noted)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           THU 27 AUG
                                                                                                                    many years. After a decades-long search for the          THU 13 AUG: 7PM: BATTlES WIThOuT                                                                                 2PM         SUMMER HOURS (2008, M)
$10 / $8 concession                                                                                                 original negatives it’s been restored by the NFSA                            hONOuR OR huMANITy
Max pass – 10 tickets for just $70.                                                                                 in partnership with The Wake in Fright Trust and                             (1973)                                                                          Style Wars
                                                                                                                    Atlab/Deluxe Australia, and acclaimed all over
                                                                                                                                                                             ALL TITLES 18+, ExCEPT AS NOTED.
                                                                                                                    again at the recent Cannes 2009 classics program.
                                                                                                                    Arc Cinema gives you the first and best chance
                                                                                                                    to see the most anticipated Australian classic re-

July                                                   SAT 11 JUL, 2PM                                                                                                                                                               SAT 18 JUL 4:30PM                                        SAT 25 JUL 2PM
                                                                                                                    release in many years.
                                                       MeSSAge STickS 2009                                          A Madman Entertainment Release.                                                                                  HAroLd PinTer                                            AUSTrALiAn cineMA –
                                                                                                                    109 mins, 35mm, (M)

                                                       Fire tAlKer                                                                                                                                                                   tHe FrencH lieutenAnt’s                                  Moon SHoTS:
                                                       Dir: Ivan Sen, 2009, 52 mins, video,
                                                                                                                    “Wake in Fright is Australian cinema’s                                                                           WOmAn                                                    tHe disH
                                                       (unclassified 15+)                                                                                                                                                            Dir: Karel Reisz, UK, 1981,                              Dir: Rob Sitch, Aust., 2000,
                                                                                                                    Paradise Lost” Paul Byrnes                                                                                       124 mins, 35 mm, (M)                                     100 mins, 35mm, (M)
                                                       The latest documentary from the director of
THU 2 JUL 2PM                                          Beneath Clouds uses forty years of archival                  “One of the greatest films to be                                                                                 Pinter solved the ‘unfilmiblity’ of John Fowles’         The Working Dog team’s follow-up to The Castle
deAn sPAnley                                           footage to build a candid study of the life of               made in this country” Gary Maddox,                                                                               complex, revisionist, and self-reflexive ‘Victorian’     celebrated Australia’s modest contribution to the
Dir: Toa Fraser, UK/NZ, 2008, 100 mins,                Charles Perkins, activist & bureaucrat. On the               Sydney Morning Herald                                                                                            novel by providing its cinematic analogue: a             first landing on the Moon. It’s an affectionate
35mm, (G)                                              frontline of the emerging Aboriginal civil and                                                                                                                                complex reflection on the processes of film              yarn of how Big American science collaborated
                                                                                                                    ThuRS 2 July 7pM,
Toa Fraser’s bitter-sweet Edwardian shaggy             land rights movement, Perkins had a straight-                                                                                                                                 adaptation. In an example of early 1980s dream           with Australian common sense (and an ordinary
dog story is about reincarnation and the               shooting character and sometimes aggressive                  SAT 4 July 2 ANd 7pM,                                                                                            casting, Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep play              country town) to capture Neil Armstrong’s first
‘metaphysical’ powers of a rare bottle of Tokay        temperament, but also inspired many Australians,             SuN 5 July 4.30pM,                                                                                               both Fowles’ class-defying lovers and also a             great step for Mankind. Staff from the CSIRO’s
wine. The surprise pleasure of recent movie-           black and white. Presented in association with               FRI 10 July 7pM                                                                                                  Pinteresque pair of actors, starring in the movie        Astronomy and Space Facilities section join us
going has great oddball roles for Peter O’Toole,       Blackfella Films and Screen Australia.                                                                                                                                        of the novel and deep into a conflicted on-set           to talk about the science behind the story, and
Sam Neill and Bryan Brown.                             ENTRY FREE.                                                  SAT 11 July 4.30 ANd 7pM,
                                                                                                                                                                               Being Carl Williams                                   affair. With the current trend for romance-              also to introduce Parkes Receiving (Aust., 1969,
                                                                                                                    SuN 12 July 4.30pM,                                                                                              saturated Jane Austin adaptations, Pinter’s text         22 mins): the original film on Australia’s NASA
THU 2 JUL 7PM                                          SAT 11 JUL 4:30PM                                                                                                                                                             and subtexts seem even more of a revelation.             collaboration. In association with Scinema 09.
WAKe in FrigHt                                         WAKe in FrigHt
Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,
109 mins, 35mm, (M)
                                                       Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,
                                                       109 mins, 35mm, (M)
                                                                                                                                                                             2009 st KildA                                           SAT 18 JUL 7PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SoUndS on SigHT:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SAT 25 JUL 4.30PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HAroLd PinTer
SAT 4 JUL 2PM                                          SAT 11 JUL 7PM                                                                                                        trAVelling                                              Pete seeger –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     liVe in AustrAliA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tHe lAst tycOOn
                                                                                                                                                                             Film FestiVAl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dir: Elia Kazan, USA, 1975,
WAKe in FrigHt                                         WAKe in FrigHt                                                                                                                                                                Aust, 1963, 102 mins, video (G)                          123 mins, 35mm, (M)
Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,                 Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     We celebrate folk music legend Pete Seeger’s             Written as a comeback project for On the
109 mins, 35mm, (M)                                    109 mins, 35mm, (M)                                                                                                   26 years-old and still going strong, the 2009           90th year with a new discovery from the archives         Waterfront’s director Elia Kazan and producer
                                                                                                                                                                             edition of Australia’s longest-running showcase
SAT 4 JUL 4.30PM                                       SUn 12 JUL 2PM                                                                                                        for new local short filmmaking comes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of the ABC: complete footage of Seeger’s                 Sam Spiegel, Pinter’s attempt to shape F. Scott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fitzgerald’s hauntingly unfinished final work
HAroLd PinTer:                                         LiTTLe Big SHoTS FiLM FeSTivAL                                                                                        Arc Cinema for the first time. As well as a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     legendary 1963 Australian concert tour. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (novelising the life of tyro film producer Irving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     performance is astonishingly bare: a guitar,
Accident                                               Big sHOts,                                                                                                            selection of the best of the festival’s Australia’s     the famous five-string banjo and the plaintive           Thalberg) probably represents noble defeat
Dir: Joseph Losey, UK, 1967,                           smAll PAcKAges tWO                                           Accident                                                 Top 100 Short Films competition, there will             voice. But its impact on the revival of folk music       for the art of screen adaptation. However, the
105 mins, 35mm, (M)                                    2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified 15+                                                                             also be winners from the SoundKILDA Music               in Australia is still with us. Introduced by folk        casting is magnificent. Robert DeNiro is the

                                                                                                                    HArOld Pinter:
A pair of idealistic undergrads (Michael York and      *See classification note at 5 JUL)                                                                                    Video Competition - Australia’s only dedicated          music historian Warren Fahey and veteran                 Thalberg-like Monroe Stahr, studio-era veterans
Jacqueline Sassard), two midlife-crisis-ridden         Shorts made by kids for kids 4 to 10 years                                                                            competition for music video. Paul Harris, St Kilda      musician David Lumsden. Presented in                     Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, and Ray Milland
                                                                                                                                                                             Film Festival’s Artistic Director, will introduce the
Oxford Dons (Losey regulars Dirk Bogarde and           old. ALL TICKETS $5                                                                                                                                                           association with Acorn Media and ABC-TV.                 caricature their one-time employers, and there’s
Stanley Baker), and a long suffering spouse                                                                                                                                  program’s Opening Night.                                                                                         a table tennis match between DeNiro and Jack
(Pinter’s then wife Vivien Merchant) lunch on          SUn 12 JUL 3.15PM                                                                                                     THU 30 JUL, 6.30PM: PROGRAM ONE                         SUn 19 JUL 2PM                                           Nicholson – their only screen time together.
the grass, basking in a late English summer and        LiTTLe Big SHoTS FiLM FeSTivAL                               Proving that writing for cinema is not as easy as it     (screenings from 7pm)                                   LiTTLe Big SHoTS
the social and gender turmoil of the 1960s.            Big sHOts,                                                   seems, dramatist Harold Pinter (1930-2008) is one        SAT 1 AUG, 2PM: PROGRAM TWO                             cHiLdren’S FiLM FeSTivAL                                 SAT 25 JUL 7PM
Emerging as a new critical favourite amongst the
                                                       smAll PAcKAges tHree                                         of the few Nobel Prize winning writers with any          Both sessions 18+. For more details,                    Big sHOts,                                               SoUndS on SigHT:
Pinter-Losey collaborations, Accident is humid
                                                       2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified                        body of screenwriting credits. He’s the only one         see the website.                                        smAll PAcKAges siX                                       style WArs
with sexual, moral and class tension “…Losey’s                                                                      to have achieved critical acclaim as a screenwriter                                                                                                                       Dir: Tony Silver and Henry Chalfant, USA,
                                                       15+ *See classification note at 5 JUL)                                                                                                                                        2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified 15+
finest film… (has) grown more resonant with                                                                         (even including the patchy Hollywood career of                                                                                                                            1984, 70 mins, video, (unclassified 18+)
time.”- Nick James, Sight and Sound.                   Short films for kids 6 to 12 years old.                                                                                                                                       *See classification note at 5 JUL)
                                                                                                                    William Faulkner). Importantly, Pinter established                                                                                                                        Originally commissioned as a news report
                                                       ALL TICKETS $5                                               himself as a specialist in one of the most                                                                       Shorts for kids 5 to 12 year-olds.
SAT 4 JUL 7PM                                                                                                                                                                Little Big Shots 1                                                                                               for PBS television, Style Wars now stands as
                                                                                                                    unforgiving of screenwriting crafts – adapting                                                                   ALL TICKETS $5
WAKe in FrigHt                                         SUn 12 JUL 4.30PM                                            other writer’s ‘literature’ for the cinema; in his 20-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the essential record of New York’s Hip Hop
Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,                 WAKe in FrigHt                                               plus scripts that reached the screen, in legendary                                                               SUn 19 JUL 3.15PM                                        subculture at its early 1980s peak. It captures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the look and feel of the city’s subway system
109 mins, 35mm, (M)                                    Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,                       projects that never did (adaptations of Proust and                                                               LiTTLe Big SHoTS                                         when it was the graffiti writers’ playground,
                                                       109 mins, 35mm, (M)                                          Conrad’s Victory) or those which were filmed                                                                     cHiLdren’S FiLM FeSTivAL                                 battleground, artistic canvas and social platform.
SUn 5 JUL 2PM                                                                                                       after passing out of his hands (The Remains of the                                                               HiP HiP Ole – Films FrOm
LiTTLe Big SHoTS FiLM FeSTivAL                         THU 16 JUL 10.30AM                                                                                                                                                                                                                     And it captures their soundtrack: the MCs, DJs,
                                                       LiTTLe Big SHoTS FiLM FeSTivAL
                                                                                                                    Day and Lolita). We follow our screening of The                                                                  lAtin AmericA                                            the street corner breakdance crews, and seminal
Films mAde By Aussie Kids                                                                                           Servant in late June with a new print of Accident                                                                2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified 15+                NY acts such as The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster
2007-09, video, 55 mins (*unclassified 15+.            Big sHOts,                                                   (1967), the second of his renowned collaborations                                                                *See classification note at 5 JUL)                       Flash and The Furious Five, Trouble Funk,
Under Australian law; those under 15 must be           smAll PAcKAges FOur                                          with director Joseph Losey (the most famous, The                                                                                                                          Rammelzee & K-Rob and Dion.
                                                       2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified 15+                    Go-Between, sadly being currently unavailable                                                                    Movies from across the Pacific for 8 year-
accompanied by a parent, teacher or guardian)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     olds and up (Most Spanish with basic English
Shorts made by kids for kids 6 years old and           *See classification note at 5 JUL)                           for film screening). Consciously avoiding filmed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     subtitles). ALL TICKETS $5.                              SUn 26 JUL 2PM
up. ALL TICKETS $5                                     Movies for really small kids, 2 to 5 year-olds.              versions of Pinter’s own plays, the program                                                                                                                               cAnBerrA PreMiere –
                                                                                                                    then looks at the ‘Pinteresque’ in cinema, in his
                                                       TICKETS $5                                                                                                                                                                    SUn 19 JUL 4.30PM                                        SPeciAL evenT
SUn 5 JUL 3.15PM                                                                                                    celebrated adaptations of novels by John Fowles,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cAnBerrA PreMiere                                        JeAnnie dielmAn,
LiTTLe Big SHoTS FiLM FeSTivAL                         THU 16 JUL 2PM                                               Penelope Mortimer and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
                                                       LiTTLe Big SHoTS FiLM FeSTivAL                                                                                                                                                in tHe city OF sylViA                                    23 QuAi du cOmmerce,
Big sHOts,
                                                                                                                                                                             little Big sHOts                                                                                                 1080 BruXelles
                                                                                                                    SAT 4 JUL 4.30PM: ACCIdENT (1967, M)                                                                             Dir: José Luis Guerín, Fr/Spain, 2007,
smAll PAcKAges One                                     Big sHOts,                                                                                                                                                                    35mm, (unclassified 18+)                                 Dir: Chantal Akerman, Belgium, 1975,
                                                       smAll PAcKAges FiVe                                          SUN 18 JUL 4.30PM: ThE FRENCh
                                                                                                                                                                             cHildren’s Film
2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified 15+                                                                                                                                                                                            On a warm summer’s day in the French city of             201 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
*See classification note at 5 JUL)                     2007-09, video, 55 mins (unclassified 15+                                       lIEuTENANT’S WOMAN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Strasberg, a backpacker sits in an outdoor café,         The routine day of a Belgium housewife
                                                       *See classification note at 5 JUL)                                              (1981, M)
Short films for kids 8 year old and over.                                                                                                                                                                                            sketching the pretty girls. One seems familiar – or      (Delphine Seyrig) begins with the morning chores
ALL TICKETS $5                                         Movies for little kids, 3 to 7 year-olds.                    SAT 25 JUL 4.30:   ThE lAST TyCOON                                                                               maybe he just wishes it was so – and he follows          and ends in doting on her spoilt only son. But she
                                                       TICKETS $5                                                                      (1976, M)                                                                                     her through the streetscape of the ancient city,         also works part time, so daily the doorbell rings,
                                                                                                                                                                             Little Big Shots is Australia’s major annual
SUn 5 JUL 4.30PM                                                                                                    SUN 2 AUG 2PM:     ThE puMpKIN EATER                     travelling children’s film festival. Featuring the      hoping for some kind of connection. Guerín is a          and there are business obligations. Then one
WAKe in FrigHt                                         THU 16 JUL 7PM                                                                                                        best in local and international childrens’ shorts,      renowned Spanish film theorist and critic. But it is     day the potatoes overcook and this order begins
                                                                                                                                       (1964, 18+)
Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,                 J-noir                                                                                                                animations, documentaries made for children,            the instinctive sensuality of its simple boy-chases-     to unravel… A new print and rare Australian
109 mins, 35mm, (M)                                    ViOlent cOP                                                                                                           it also celebrates the surprising talents films         girl story that had critic J. Hoberman proclaiming       screening (the first for Canberra!) of Chantal
                                                       (Sono otoko, kyôbô ni tsuki)                                                                                          of under-18 year-old filmmakers from around             it as “…pure cinema and pure pleasure.”                  Akerman’s legendary, mock-epic study of a work-
THU 9 JUL 2PM                                          Dir: Takeshi Kitano, Japan, 1989,                                                                                     Australia and the globe. Films in Little Big Shots                                                               from-home prostitute and the inner rage of a
dAyTiMe on THUrSdAyS:                                  103 mins, (MA15+)                                                                                                     inspire discussion about world cultures, different      THU 23 JUL 2PM                                           whole generation of women. New print.
tOy stOry                                              The directing career debut of the then cult                                                                           languages, cultural diversity, and shared human         MeSSAge STickS 2009
Dir: John Lasseter, USA, 1995,                         Japanese TV comedian and occasional Japanese                                                                          values - and kids to laugh, whoop, think and            tHe neW BlAcK                                            THU 30 JUL 2PM
81 mins, 35mm, (G)                                     cinema “heavy” ‘Beat’ Takeshi astonished                                                                              create. Present in association with Media               Aust., 2008-09, 85 mins, video,                          tHe disH
Pixar’s first feature: the modern classic of digital   international film festival audiences for its                                                                         Giants, ACMI and Screen Australia.                      (unclassified 15+)                                       Dir: Rob Sitch, Aust., 2000,
animation and adult-friendly kids movies.              unexpected mood and poetics. As the film’s                                                                            Tickets only $5 per person!                             Seven new short films made by familiar and               100 mins, 35mm, (M)
                                                       anti-hero, Kitano’s Detective Azuma can easily                                                                        Please note that all films are unclassified 15+ under   first-time Indigenous Australian filmmakers.             The Working Dog team (The Castle) celebrates
THU 9 JUL 7PM                                          be shoe-horned into the Dirty Harry stereotype.                                                                       Australian law; those under 15 must be accompanied      FREE ENTRY.                                              Australia’s modest contribution to the first
MeSSAge STickS 2009                                    But as a director, Kitano’s interests are very                                                                        by a parent or guardian.                                                                                         landing on the Moon. With Sam Neill, Tom Long
tHe neW BlAcK                                          different. Much like Kurosawa’s early Samurai                Firetalker
                                                                                                                    Image: Robert McFralane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     THU 23 JUL 7PM                                           and Roy Billing. In association with Scinema 09.
Aust., 2008-09, 85 mins, video,                        epics, he achieves an overall sublime melancholy                                                                      SUN, 5 JUL,                                             J-noir
(unclassified 15+)                                     by keeping the brutality to a few startling, kinetic                                                                  2PM:                 FILMS MADE BY AUSSIE KIDS:         i, tHe eXecutiOner                                       THU 30 JUL 6:30PM
                                                                                                                    messAge sticKs                                                                                                                                                            2009 st KildA Film FestiVAl
                                                       moments. Courtesy of The Japan Foundation.                                                                                                 for 6 years old and up             (Minagoroshi no reika) Dir: Tai Kato, Japan,
Australia’s festival of new Indigenous filmmaking
returns for 2009, beginning with seven new             SAT 18 JUL 2PM                                                                                                        3.15PM:              BIG SHOTS, SMALL PACKAGES          1968, 90 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)                  PrOgrAm One
short films made by Indigenous Australian
filmmakers. The mix is of familiar names taking
                                                       AUSTrALiAn cineMA –
                                                       cAnBerrA PreMiere
                                                                                                                    2009                                                     SUN 12 JUL,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  NO.1: for 8 year old and over      A rare chance to see the sex, revenge, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Kabuki-soaked work of the Yakuza genre master
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Aust., 2008-09, 100 mins, video, 35mm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (unclassified 18+)
their first film directing credit – such as actors                                                                                                                           2PM:        BIG SHOTS, SMALL PACKAGES                   director Tai Kato, described by Paul Schrader            Paul Harris, film critic and St Kilda Film Festival’s
Leah Purcell (Auntie Maggie and the Womba              BAstArdy                                                     Australia’s festival of new Indigenous filmmaking
                                                                                                                                                                                         NO.2: for 4 to 10 year-olds                 as like “… the very best of Sergio Leone.” Kato          Artistic Director, will be in conversation about
                                                       Dir: Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2008,                             returns for 2009, featuring The New Black:
Wakgun) and Deborah Mailman (Ralph) – and                                                                                                                                    3.15PM:     BIG SHOTS, SMALL PACKAGES                   was famous for gender-inverting plots. So it’s no        the state of Australian short filmmaking, with
                                                       84 mins, video, (unclassified 18+)                           seven 11 minute-long new short films made
talented up-and-newcomers like Romaine                                                                                                                                                   NO.3: for 6 to 12 year-olds                 surprise that this legendary exploitation movie          screenings from 7pm. Presented in association
                                                                                                                    by Indigenous Australian filmmakers. Plus
Moreton (The Farm), Adrian Wills (Bourke Boy)          Aboriginal elder, actor and cat burglar, junkie                                                                                                                               overturns the norms of the Revenge melodrama             with the City of Port Phillip. For more details
                                                                                                                    Fire Talker, Iven Sen’s (Beneath Clouds) new             THU 16 JUL,
and Dena Curtis (Jacob). But all of the stories are    and gay, Jack Charles is a man of irrepressible                                                                                                                               sub-genre, by having for its protagonist a young         see
                                                                                                                    documentary on Charles Perkins. Presented in             10.30AM:    BIG SHOTS, SMALL PACKAGES
straight from the heart of Indigenous Australia.       contradictions. Over six years, Amiel Courtin-                                                                                                                                male teen gang member - and the target of
                                                                                                                    association with Blackfella Films and Screen                         NO.4: for 2 to 5 year-olds
Presented in association with Blackfella Films         Wilson’s documentary followed as he traversed                                                                                                                                 his retribution five women who sexually abuse
                                                                                                                    Australia. FREE ENTRy!
and Screen Australia. ENTRY FREE.                      jail and the criminal underworld to support a                                                                         2.00PM:     BIG SHOTS, SMALL PACKAGES                   a mentally disturbed friend. Courtesy of The
                                                       raging heroin habit - all the while performing               THU 9 JUL, 7PM,                                                      NO.5: for 3 to 7 year-olds                  Japan Foundation.
Fri 10 JUL 7PM                                         with some of Australia’s most renowned stage                 THU 23 JULY, 2PM: THE NEW BLACK:
                                                                                                                                                                             SUN, 19 JUL
WAKe in FrigHt                                         and screen directors. Jack Charles is winner of                                      NEW SHORT
                                                                                                                                                                             2PM:        BIG SHOTS, SMALL PACKAGES
Dir: Ted Kotcheff, UK/USA/Aust., 1971,                 the 2009 Tudawali Award for Contribution to                                          INDIGENIOUS FILMS
                                                                                                                                                                                         NO.6: for 5 to 12 year-olds
109 mins, 35mm, (M)                                    Indigenous Media, and Bastardy is about a                    SAT 11 JUL, 2PM: FIRETALKER.
                                                                                                                                                                             3.15PM:     HIP HIP OLE – FILMS FROM
                                                       man who is both a national treasure and a self               Unclassified 15+
                                                                                                                                                                                         LATIN AMERICA: for 8 year-olds
                                                       proclaimed urban fringe dweller. Canberra                    For more details, see the website.                                   and up
SAT 1 AUg 2PM                                          SAT 8 AUg 7PM                                                                                                                                                         SUn AUg 16 4.30PM                                       THU 27 AUg 7PM
2009 st KildA Film FestiVAl                            eXPressO BOngO                                                                                                                                                        Jerzy SkoLiMowSki                                       Jerzy SkoLiMowSki
PrOgrAm tWO                                            Dir: Val Guest, UK, 1959,                                                                                                                                             WAlKOVer                                                HAnds uP!
Aust., 2008-09, 90 mins, video, 35mm                   111 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 15+)                                                                                                                                    Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland, 1965,                   (Rece do góry) Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski,
(unclassified 18+)                                     Agent Johnny Jackson cruises the joints of                                                                                                                            77 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)                       Poland, 1967-85, 77 mins, 35mm,
More of Australia’s top 100 Short films.               London’s Soho, always talking, always on the                                                                                                                          Skolimowski’s Andrzej Leszczyc is now 30,               (unclassified 18+)
Presented in association with the City of              lookout for new talent. Bert Rudge may not be                                                                                                                         failed at most things, and an itinerant tent            Suppressed by the Polish government before its
Port Phillip. For more details see         smart, but rebranded as Bongo Herbert, he’s the                                                                                                                       boxer confronting the point of it all and what          initial release, this has become Skolimowski’s
                                                       new cat Johnny’s looking for. Wolf Mankowicz’s                                                                                                                        will probably be his final fight. Re-inventing his      most personal and cryptic film. Repeatedly
SAT 1 AUg 4.30PM                                       droll hit West End musical satire was rebuilt as a                                                                                                                    autobiographical character and advancing the            re-editing and adding to the original, highly
Moon SHoTS:                                            vehicle for new superstar Cliff Richards. But the    Glass                                                   Jack And Jill: A Postscript                              possibilities of the ‘time capsule’ drama explored      anti-Stalinist film shot in 1967 (which was loosely
cOuntdOWn                                              show’s stolen by the hustle of Laurence Harvey                                                                                                                        in Identification Marks…, the director/star made        a reunion of the now middle-aged medical
Dir: Robert Altman, USA, 1968,                         as Johnny, the sexy bustle of Sylvia Syms as his                                                                                                                      the whole film in less than 30 shots, many of           students first seen in Barrier), the director
101 mins, 35mm, (G)                                    smarter-than-she-looks girlfriend and director
                                                       Val Guest’s comic sketches of subterranean,          Bert HAAnstrA                                           “tHe sWell                                               them of himself speaking directly to (or in Raging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bull-style brutal combat with) the camera.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     reformatted the film through the early 1980s as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     part Film Essay, part time-travel sci-fi and part
                                                                                                                                                                    BeFOre tHe
Then TV director Robert Altman’s first theatrical      late 1950s London.                                                                                                                                                    Courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa.                         Diary Film shot as he took on acting roles in
feature was meant to be a studio ‘quickie’ that                                                             9 – 16 Aug                                                                                                                                                               other director’s films. Courtesy of Filmoteka
                                                       SUn 9 AUg 2PM
celebrated America’s Space-age ‘right stuff’.                                                                                                                                                                                wed 19 AUg 6.30PM
                                                                                                            Cannes and Oscar® winner Bert Haanstra is Joris                                                                                                                          Narodowa.
Instead Altman’s ‘What if…’ scenario is almost         Bert HAAnstrA                                                                                                                                                         Moon SHoTS:
like a Combat movie: a nerve-wracking study of                                                              Ivens’ only rival to the claim of Dutch cinema’s
                                                       PrOgrAm One                                          greatest documentary filmmaker. But Ivens was                                                                    mArK t lemOn:                                           SAT 29 AUg 2PM
the psychological stakes involved in the space
                                                       Essentially Dutch, Bert Haanstra is at the same                                                                                                                       sPAce mOVies                                            AUSTrALiAn cineMA:
                                                                                                                                                                    cinemA BetWeen
race. It’s dominated by the performances from                                                               a cinema globetrotter; whereas Haanstra is
the then oft-paired acting duo of Robert Duvall
                                                       time universal, one of the great artists of any      one of cinema’s great localists. With a brilliant                                                                Assoc. Professor at Texas A&M University’s              THe SweLL BeFore THe wAve
                                                       nation’s collective history and humble living                                                                                                                                                                                 tWO tHOusAnd WeeKs
                                                                                                                                                                    ninO culOttA
and James Caan, as astronauts fatigued, fatalistic                                                          eye for the social order and environment of                                                                      Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Dr. Mark
                                                       experiences. A first selection of his key titles     The Netherlands, and a brilliant capacity to                                                                     T Lemon worked with NASA to place cameras               Dir. Tim Burstall, Aust., 1971,
but clear on their duty and destiny – as much
                                                       (and a rare chance to see them in 35mm) begins
                                                                                                                                                                    And BArry
to their ‘espirt de corps’ as to their country.                                                             shape observation into a constantly inventive                                                                    on the Phoenix Mars Lander, making him maybe            89 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
                                                       with the mind- and glass-blowing Oscar-winner        form, Hannstra is too often misunderstood as                                                                     the first filmmaker on Mars (that we know of).
Courtesy of the UCLA Film and TV Archive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Tim Burstall’s first feature was one of the most
                                                       Glass (1958, 11 mins). Then one of his few
and presented with the support of the                                                                       ‘cute’ and nationalistic. Yet whilst his work is                                                                 Dr. Lemon will talk about the technicalities of         anticipated Australian releases of the late 1960s.
                                                       fiction features, a charmingly handsome “Battle      one of the most accessible celebrations of any                                                                   filming on another planet, and share some of his
Embassy of the United States. In association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Styled as a breakthrough in Australian art
                                                       of the Band” comedy, Fanfare (1958, 90 mins).        nation’s history and humble cultural experiences,                                                                home movies – some with budgets a few billion
with Scinema 09.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     cinema, it’s critical and box office failure led to
                                                       Presented in association with the Embassy of
                                                       the Netherlands, and the Art Gallery of New
                                                                                                            it’s also made in one of documentary’s most             8 – 29 Aug                                               dollars higher than yours and mine. Presented           Burstall altering course and the very different
SAT 1 AUg 7PM                                                                                               experimental styles (the jump-cuts of his modest                                                                 in association with Scinema 09 and with                 Alvin Purple. Two Thousand Weeks is of its era,
                                                       South Wales. (Both films unclassified 15+)
SoUndS on SigHT:                                                                                            And There is No More Sea (1955) out-do those            Australian cinema in the era of Wake in Fright           support of Australian Government’s National             with talk of sexual freedom and the choice for
cHet BAKer: let’s get lOst                             SUn 9 AUg 4.30PM                                     of Kubrick’s 2001 in their stunning connections         - between the box office hits of They’re a               Science Week grants program. ENTRY FREE.                Australians of staying or leaving. Yet a handsome
Dir: Bruce Weber, USA, 1988,                                                                                across time and space). This is a rare chance to        Weird Mob (1966) and The Adventures of Barry                                                                     black and white visual style, the performances
                                                       Jerzy SkoLiMowSki                                    catch short documentary masterpieces such as            McKenzie (1972) – was both promising and                 THU 20 AUg 2PM                                          of Jeanie Drynan and Mark ‘Taggart’ McManus
120 mins, 35mm, (M)
                                                       identiFicAtiOn mArKs:                                Glass (1958) in their original 35mm, as well as         frustrating. From virtually no feature production in     dAyTiMe on THUrSdAyS:                                   and its then-rare depiction of an Australian
Photographer and documentary filmmaker Bruce           nOne
Weber’s grey and silver toned film begins with
                                                                                                            examples of Haanstra’s gently comic feature             the early 1960s, by decade’s end Australians were        FugitiVe Pieces                                         intellgencia are ripe for reconsideration.
                                                       (Rysopis) Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland,            filmmaking, like Fanfare (1958) – hugely popular        making six or more features a year, emboldened           Dir: Jeremy Podeswa, Canada, 2008,
the broken, junk-damaged man that jazz trumpet
virtuoso Chet Baker had become by the late
                                                       1964, 76 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)              in the Netherlands but rarely seen beyond.              by …Weird Mob’s discovery of a local audience            104 mins, 35mm, (MA15+)                                 SAT 29 AUg 4:30PM
                                                       University student Andrzej Leszczyc has run          Presented in association with The Art Gallery           for local films. But the filmic success which                                                                    SoUndS on SigHT:
1980s, then traces him back to the handsome                                                                                                                                                                                  A refugee from wartime Poland must come to
                                                                                                            of New South Wales and with the support                 would both make a national cinema and also be
lean beatnik star of the late 50s, at play with the    out of excuses to avoid the draft. In the hours
                                                                                                            of The Embassy of the Netherlands and                   a hit at the box office proved elusive. To mark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             grips with the unknown fate of his original family      APPlAuse
likes of Charlie Parker and Gerry Mulligan. Let’s      ahead of his departure for basic training he                                                                                                                          and reconcile this with his love for the second         Dir: Rouben Mamoulian, USA, 1929,
                                                       contemplates life, failed emotional entanglements    Film Holland.                                           the re-release of Wake in Fright, we look into
Get Lost pioneered the modern musical bio-                                                                                                                                                                                   parents who adopted him. Acclaimed TV drama             80 mins, 35mm, (PG)
                                                       and the ennui of Poland under the Soviet order.                                                              the collection of the NFSA to find just some of
documentary, but remains unique for its poetic                                                              SUN 9 AUG, 2PM:     pROgRAM ONE                                                                                  director Jeremy Podeswa (Dexter, Six Feet Under)        The first feature from one of the great masters
                                                       Skolimowski also starred in his own first feature,                                                           the different types of local films being made
expression of how some modern cultural icons                                                                SUN 16 AUG, 2PM: pROgRAM TWO                                                                                     adapts Anne Michaels’ much-loved novel.                 of American cinema (then straight from
                                                       the first of a Truffaut-like series that embodied                                                            in its day: from the short features that tested
struggle with the ghosts of their celebrity past.                                                           SAT 22 AUG, 4.30PM: pROgRAM ThREE                       new filmmaking talents and markets, through                                                                      staging Porgy and Bess) offers a standard
                                                       the at-odds and cynical 1960s Polish generation:                                                                                                                      THU 20 AUg 7PM                                          plotline, as Broadway has-been Helen Morgan
                                                                                                                                                                    conscious attempts to make a European-style art
SUn 2 AUg 2PM                                          hypersensitive to its long national tragedy – but    All sessions 15+
                                                                                                                                                                    cinema or the Great Australian movie, to attempts        Moon SHoTS:                                             falls out – and is reunited – with her convent
HAroLd PinTer:                                         also secretly longing to embrace modern Europe.                                                                                                                       cAnBerrA PreMiere
                                                                                                                                                                    to find the hit-making commercial formula. Each                                                                  educated daughter. But plot’s not significant
                                                       Courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa.
tHe PumPKin eAter                                                                                                                                                   screening will be preceded by a selection of             PAPer sOldier                                           here. Applause was a break-through for the
Dir: Jack Clayton, UK, 1964,                           THU 13 AUg 2PM                                                                                               Australian cinema trailers from the era.                 (Bumazhnyy Soldat) Dir: Aleksei German Jr.,             early Hollywood sound feature. Mamoulian’s
118 mins, 35mm, (M)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Russia, 2008, 120 mins, 35mm,                           sweeping camera movements, and his new
                                                       dAyTiMe on THUrSdAyS:                                                                                        SAT 8 AUG: 2PM: ThREE TO gO (1971, 18+)                  (unclassified 18+)                                      ‘grammar’ of dialogue and effects, got sound
From screenwriter and film critic Penelope             mAn On Wire
Mortimer’s part-autobiographical novel, Anne                                                                                                                        SAT 15 AUG: 2PM: A CITy’S ChIld (1971, 18+)              In 1961 the water-logged steppes of Kazakhstan          filmmaking out of its rut, giving it legs and
                                                       Dir: James Marsh, USA/UK,                                                                                                                                                                                                     style. Courtesy of UCLA Film and Television
Bancroft stars as a woman with too much                                                                                                                             SAT 22 AUG: 2PM: JACK ANd JIll:                          (long a dumping ground for the Soviet Union’s
                                                       94 mins, video, (PG)                                                                                                                                                                                                          Archive. With the support of The Embassy
passion, too many children and a vital but self-                                                                                                                    A pOSTSCRIpT (1970 18+) +                                dirty secrets) became a slapdash nerve-centre
destructive instinct that the next love must be        Called “…the best heist movie of recent cinema”,                                                                                                                      for the USSR’s space program. Genius engineers          of the United States.
                                                                                                                                                                    BONJOuR BAlWyN (1971, 18+)
better. James Mason is an ambiguous confidant          James Marsh’s Oscar®-winning doco talks to                                                                                                                            prepare the rockets, whilst the dashing medico
and Peter Finch is Husband Number Three. But           charismatic wire walker Philippe Petit about the                                                             SAT 29 AUG: 2PM: 2000 WEEKS (1969, 18+)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pokrovsky prepares the cosmonaut’s bodies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     SAT 29 AUg 7PM
Pinter and director Clayton (The Innocents) made       day he took a stroll between the twin towers of                                                              Additional screenings in September.                      and minds, suppressing his own nightmares of            SoUndS on SigHT:
surprisingly deep use of this star casting to make     New York’s World Trade Center.                                                                               See the website for details                              impending tragedy – and also of his murdered            cAnBerrA PreMiere.
a milestone of British psychological realism, as                                                                                                                                                                             parents, victims of Stalinism. The visually stunning    tOny mAnerO
good or better than similar but better-known           THU 13 AUg 7PM                                                                                                                                                        Venice prize-winner (from the son of one of             Dir: Pablo Larrain, Chile, 2008,
French films of this period by Truffaut or Malle.      J-noir                                                                                                                                                                Soviet cinema’s modern masters) brings the              98 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
                                                       BAttles WitHOut HOnOur                               Ghandi’s Children                                                                                                fatalism of Chekhov to a profound meditation            As Gerenal Pinochet’s grip over Chile tightens
SUn 2 AUg 4.:30PM                                      And HumAnity                                                                                                                                                          on the Soviet Union’s lost ambitions and ideals.        in the late 1970s, aging petty thug Raúl has The
J-noir                                                 (Jingi Naki Tatakai) Dir: Kinji Fukasaku,                                                                                                                             In association with Scinema 09.                         Fever and the best white suit in Santiago. He
BlAcK riVer                                            Japan, 1973, 97 mins, 35mm,                                                                                                                                                                                                   thinks he’s in with a good chance of winning a
(Kuroi kawa) Dir: Masaki Kobayashi, Japan,
1957, 114 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
                                                       (unclassified 18+)
                                                       This is the Japanese The Godfather, the
                                                                                                            AustrAliAn                                                                                                       SAT 22 AUg 2PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AUSTrALiAn cineMA:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TV game show prize for the best John Travolta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     look-alike. In fact he is Saturday Night Fever’s
Whilst a young couple fall to the temptations
offered by a local Yakuza enforcer, their whole
                                                       masterpiece from the veteran director of over
                                                       60 features who only came to notice in the west
                                                                                                            cinemA                                                                                                           THe SweLL BeFore THe wAve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             JAcK and Jill: A POstscriPt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tony Manero. And no one is going to argue.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pablo Larrain’s film made most Top-10 lists of
community falls under the spell of the Yankee          with his late 1990s cult Battle Royale. A raw        Classics and archival rarities from NFSA’s                                                                       And BOnJOur BAlWyn                                      2008, for its raw allegory of how the aspirations
dollars and pop culture on offer around a nearby       history of the emergence of modern Yakuza in         collection, as well as state-of-the-art Australian                                                               Short features from Melbourne’s pioneering              of Allende’s revolution were disenfranchised and
US Air Force base. The early masterpiece from          post-War Japan, it has moments of spellbinding       contemporary filmmaking screen regularly                                                                         Carlton filmmaking movement. Jack and Jill: a           distracted by mindless TV, boozing and violence.
the director of Kwaidan looks at the social            ‘bullet ballet’, but also creates an unglamorous     on Saturday afternoons at 2pm and also                                                                           Postscript (1970, 67 mins) was ad wunderkind
corruption that existed in the shadow of post-         context for organised crime in poverty,              throughout the program. Other July-August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Dish   Phillip Adams and pioneering film educator              SUn 30 AUg 2PM
War US military occupation. “… (M)oral without         humiliation and greed. “Fukasaku’s crime films       Australian highlights:                                                                                           Brian Robinsons’ virtually home-made suburban           cAnBerrA PreMiere
being moralistic… the villain is not America for       were… ideal vehicles… to vent his anger and          Wake in Fright: the long unseen classic returns                                                                  nursery rhyme, updating The Sentimental Bloke to        gHAndi’s cHildren
having camps but the Japanese social system
which permitted lawless behaviour.” - Donald
                                                       frustration about the hypocrisy of post-war
                                                       Japan.” – Tom Mes, Midnight Eye. Courtesy of
                                                                                                            in an exclusive preview season.
                                                                                                            From 2 Jul (M)
                                                                                                                                                                    scinemA:                                                 the south/north of the Yarra social divide of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Melbourne suburbs. Bonjour Balwyn (1971, 59
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dir: David McDougall, Aust., 2009,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     185 mins, video (unclassified 18+)
Richie. Courtesy of The Japan Foundation.              The Japan Foundation.                                Bastardy: a portrait of Indigenous actor Jack
                                                                                                            Charles – Aboriginal elder, actor, cat burglar,
                                                                                                                                                                    mOOn sHOts                                               mins) was Nigel Buesst’s satire on the pretensions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Carlton’s chatting classes, with John Duigan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The new film by internationally renowned,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Canberra-based doco maker David McDougall
THU 6 AUg 2PM                                          SAT 15 AUg 2PM
dAyTiMe on THUrSdAyS:                                  AUSTrALiAn cineMA:
                                                                                                            junkie, gay, national treasure and a self               25 July – 23 Aug                                         (future director of The Year My Voice Broke) as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the preening and sponging editor of an Oz-style
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     is the outcome of over a year spent with the
                                                                                                            proclaimed urban fringe dweller.                                                                                                                                         boys of the Prayas Children’s Home in New
WAltZ WitH BAsHir                                      THe SweLL BeFore THe wAve                            Sat 18 Jul, 2pm (Unclassified 18+)                      Arc marks the heavenly conjunction of 2009’s             radical magazine. (Both films unclassified 18+)         Delhi. Prayas cares for the forgotten ones of
(Vals im Bashir) Dir: Ari Folman, Israel, 2008,        A city’s cHild                                       Message Sticks 2009: the best in new                    Scinema film festival, Science Week, The                                                                         Delhi: destitute boys fleeing domestic violence,
35mm, (MA15+)                                          Dir: Brian Kavanagh, 1972,                                                                                   International Year of Astronomy and the                  SAT 22 AUg 4.30PM                                       the streets or semi-slavery in sweat shops. The
                                                                                                            indigenous Australian filmmaking.
Director Ari Folman interviews and imagines            80 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)                    Thu 9 Jul, 7pm, Sat. 11 Jul, 2pm & Thu 23 July,         40th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon,       Bert HAAnstrA                                           daily order is regimented and unsympathetic,
the memories of Israeli soldiers who fought in,        Spinster Monica Maughan’s real life is               2pm. (Unclassified 15+)                                 with a look at films that capture the popular            PrOgrAm tHree                                           but McDougall builds an emotionally and
but never quite understood, their nation’s 1982        disappointing, lonely (apart from her doll                                                                   culture behind the science of the race into space        Haanstra explores the ancient and modern of             visually powerful understanding of its necessity,
                                                                                                            St Kilda Film Festival 2009: the best of the            in the 1960s.                                            Dutch society: The Muider Group (1949, 12               in a manner every bit as powerful, but far less
invasion of Lebanon. Regarded as the triumph at        collection) and dominated by a bullying invalid      best of new Australian short films.
last year’s Cannes Film festival, it’s certainly the   mother. But when mother succumbs to acute                                                                    Australia’s small but significant part in space          mins) and Dutch Medieval Sculpture (1951,               ‘pat’ than Slumdog Millionaire. Presented in
                                                                                                            Thu 30 Jul, 6.30pm & Sat 1 Aug, 2pm                                                                              12 mins) are ghostly and occasionally surreal           association with The ANU Centre for Cross-
masterpiece of a new global wave of animated           rage and cat allergy, the daughter’s new             (Unclassified 18+)                                      science will be celebrated when veterans of
documentary.                                           passionate inner life is awoken, along with the                                                              CSIRO’s astronomy and space-tracking program             evocations of the Dutch Renaissance. Panta              Cultural Research and Ronin Films.
                                                       attentions of a dark and handsome mystery man.       The Dish: a return screening of the Working Dog         join us for screenings of The Dish (2000) and            Rhei (1952, 10 mins) is his Cannes-winning
THU 6 AUg 7PM                                          An early AFI Award-winner, Brian Kavanagh’s          team’s (The Castle) loving look at the Australian       classic space and astronomy documentaries                vision of water and light. Finally, his stunningly
J-noir                                                 surprising little film could be taken from the       contribution to getting men on the moon.                from the NFSA/CSIRO collection.                          coloured and edited celebration of the traditions
                                                                                                            Sat 25 Jul, 2pm, Thurs 30 Jul, 2pm (M). Plus                                                                     of the Zuiderzee, And There Was No More
PAle FlOWer                                            writing of Patrick White or Elizabeth Jolley,
                                                                                                            Space Race-era films from the NFSA’s collection
                                                                                                                                                                    SAT 25 JULY, 2PM & THURS 30 JULY, 2PM (M)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Sea (1955, 24 mins) – and of the concrete and
(Kawaita Hana) Dir: Masahiro Shinoda,                  pioneering what’s now called the ‘Suburban
                                                                                                            of CSIRO Film Unit productions (see Scinema:            Key feature films capture the fear and
Japan, 1963, 96 mins, 16mm,                            Surreal’ in modern Australian cinema.
                                                                                                            Moon Shots for details)                                 exhilaration of the era, including Robert Altman’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             steel that took its place, Delta Phase One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (1962, 20 mins). Presented in association with                cinemAcAlendAr
(unclassified 18+)
                                                       SAT 15 AUg 4.30PM                                    Ghandi’s Children: special event Canberra               Countdown (1968) a terrifying “what if”                  The Embassy of the Netherlands, and The
A veteran gangster emerges from three hard                                                                                                                          prediction of the race for the moon with James           Art Gallery of New South Wales. (All films
years in prison. The old scene seems feudalistic,      Moon SHoTS:                                          premiere screening of the new documentary
                                                                                                                                                                    Caan and Robert Duvall.                                  unclassified 15+)
inflexible and even boring, and he is attracted        uniVerse and tHe cAPe                                from David McDougall
                                                                                                                                                                    SAT 1 AUG, 4.30PM (15+)
                                                       cAnAVerAl mOnsters                                   Sun 30 Aug, 2pm (Unclassified 18+)
to an amoral and very different young society                                                                                                                                                                                SAT 22 AUg 7PM
                                                       Science-fact and lunar B-fantasy from the                                                                    The Canberra premiere of Paper Soldier (2008),
woman with an addiction to gambling, high-
                                                                                                                                                                    Russian director Alexsei German Jr’s Venice Film
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SoUndS on SigHT:
risk living and thrill killing. A gritty, neon-lit     beginning of the 1960s, exploring the angst
portrait of Tokyo street life at the beginning of      and romance of space conquest. Roman Kroitor                                                                 festival-winning look at the psyche and physical         glOriFying tHe
the ‘Economic Miracle’ period, Shinoda’s film          and Colin Low’s majestic space documentary                                                                   stresses of the Russian space program’s first efforts.   AmericAn girl
brought together the traditions of the Yakuza          Universe (Canada, 1960, 30 mins, 35mm) was           Identification Marks                                    THU 20 AUG, 7PM; SUN 23 AUG, 2PM (18+)                   Dirs: John W. Harkrider, Millard Webb, USA,
genre with the moral and stylistic freedoms of         acknowledged by Kubrick as an inspiration for                                                                                                                         1929, 87 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
                                                                                                                                                                    Space cinematographer Dr. Mark T Lemon talks
Japan’s cinema New Wave. From the collection           the visual style of 2001: A Space Odyessy. Phil                                                                                                                       This sumptuous first-generation Hollywood
                                                                                                                                                                    about the art and science of making movies for
of the NFSA.                                           (Robot Monster) Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral                                                                                                                           Backstage musical confection is predictably
                                                                                                                                                                    NASA in deep space and on Mars. Free!
                                                       Monsters (USA, 1960, 65 mins, 16mm) has                                                                                                                               plot-lite: girl gets discovered by Florenz Ziegfeld,
                                                                                                                                                                    WED 19 AUG, 6.30PM
SAT 8 AUg 2PM                                          potato-like aliens stitching human body parts                                                                                                                         is corrupted by stardom, learns from her mistakes
AUSTrALiAn cineMA:                                     together to stalk the U.S. space program, with                                                               Space fact and science fantasy in the B-movie            and gets to have it all. Yet it remains a fascinating
THe SweLL BeFore THe wAve                              only a couple of Young Scientists in Love to stop                                                            ravings of Universe (1960) and Phil (Robot               record of impresario Ziegfeld’s Broadway super-
                                                       them. (Both films PG)                                                                                        Monster) Tucker’s The Cape Canaveral                     revues, gilded by two-colour Technicolor and
tHree tO gO                                                                                                                                                                                                                  skimpy pre-Production Code costumes. The
Dirs: Peter Weir, Brian Hannant,                                                                                                                                    Monsters (1960)
                                                       SAT 15 AUg 7PM                                                                                               SAT. 15 AUGUST, 4.30PM. BOTH FILMS (G)                   celebrity walk-ons are also a major sugar-hit,
Oliver Howes, Aust., 1971, 89 mins,
(unclassified 18+)                                     SoUndS on SigHT:                                                                                                                                                      including Johnny Weissmuller, Irving Berlin, and
                                                                                                                                                                    In association with Scinema 09, the CSIRO
                                                       KAntAtA tAKWA and                                                                                            and Cosmos Magazine.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             New York’s Jazz Age mayor ‘Beau James’ Walker.
In the late 1960s, the Commonwealth Film Unit
gave three young documentary-making talents            sleePWAlKing tHrOugH                                                                                                                                                  Courtesy of UCLA Film and TV Archive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Presented with the support of the Embassy
the chance to make an anthology of stories             tHe meKOng                                                                                                                                                            of the United States.
about young Australians in social flux. Peter          New rock-docs on Southeast Asian pop cultures.
Weir’s Michael (featuring then Weir regular
Grahame Bond) has the most flourish, imagining
                                                       Restored after years of police suppression,
                                                       Kantata Takwa (Dirs: Gotot Prakosa, Eros                                                                     sOunds                                                   SUn 23 AUg 2PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Moon SHoTS:
                                                                                                                                                                    On sigHt
May 1968-style student revolution on Sydney’s          Djarot, Indonesia, 1992-2008, 70 mins, video)
streets. More naturalistic and maybe more              features Indonesian superstars poet W.S. Rendra                                                                                                                       PAPer sOldier
                                                       and singer Iwan Fals in the rock concert that                                                                                                                         (Bumazhnyy Soldat) Dir: Aleksei German Jr.,
effective are Harrants’s Judy, about a country                                                                                                                      We celebrate the sound in the NFSA, with Arc’s           Russia, 2008, 120 mins, 35mm,
town girl leaving home for the big smoke and           signalled the outburst of student protest against                                                            ongoing program of new and classic Rock-docs,
                                                       the Suharto regime. John Pirozzi’s Sleepwalking                                                                                                                       (unclassified 18+) In association with
Howes’ Toula: a sweet tale following the double                                                                                                                     movie musicals and archival discoveries from our         Scinema 09.
life of the teenage daughter of Greek migrants.        Through the Mekong (USA, 2007, 65 mins,                                                                      sound culture collection.
                                                       video) follows Los Angeles band Dengue Fever                                                                                                                                                                                                    The National Film and Sound
SAT 8 AUg 4:30PM
HAroLd PinTer
                                                       and singer Chhom Nimol as they bring 1960s
                                                       psychedelic Cambodian pop music back home            identiFicAtiOn                                          Expresso Bongo (1959) Val Guest’s cool
                                                                                                                                                                    adaptation of the hit London pop music satire:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SUn 23 AUg 4:30PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             BArrier                                                                   Archive is a member of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       International Federation of
tHe Quiller memOrAndum
Dir: Michael Anderson, UK/USA, 1966,
                                                       to 21st Century Phnom Penh. (Both films
                                                       unclassified 18+)                                    mArKs                                                   the first major role for Cliff Richards but also a
                                                                                                                                                                    sweet, silly and sly look at Soho jazz subculture in
                                                                                                                                                                    the late 50s.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (Bariera) Dir: Jerzy Skolimowski, Poland,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1966, 83 mins, 35mm, (unclassified 18+)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Film Archives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Arc cinema program is curated by
99 mins, 35mm, (PG)                                    SUn 16 AUg 2PM                                       9 – 27 Aug                                              SAT 8 AUG, 7PM (15+)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Skolimowski rebirths his Andrzej Leszczyc as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             every-Polish-man, in a film often compared to           NFSA Cinema Programming (Quentin Turnour,
George Segal is a Cold War-era spy unexpectedly        Bert HAAnstrA                                        The most stylistically inventive and personal           Two new short docos celebrating the rock music           1960s Art cinema’s other filmic symbolic dreams,        Angus Johnstone).
seconded to investigate a West Berlin neo-Nazi         PrOgrAm tWO                                                                                                  of Southeast Asia: the newly re-discovered               like Fellini’s 8 ½, Resnais’ Last Year in Marienbad     NFSA Chief Projectionist: Reece Black.
organisation, staffed by a creepy gang of Euro-                                                             director of the 1960s Polish New Wave
                                                       Dutch documentary master Bert Haanstra               generation of Roman Polañski, Andrzej Munk              Kantata Takwa (1992-2008) documents                      or Arthur Penn’s Mickey One. Now a nameless             While every effort is made to provide accurate
criminals (including George Sanders, Max von           celebrates The Netherland’s social tradition and                                                             the Indonesian rock concert that marked the              medical student, and stripped of back-story
Sydow and Australian Robert Helpmann). Despite                                                              and Wojciech Has, Jerzy Skolimowski has had                                                                                                                              information, the NFSA reserves the right to
                                                       landscapes. Mirror Of Holland (1950, 12 mins)        a stop-start career, due not just to political          beginnings of the anti-Suharto student protests;         and psychological realism, he sends his new             alter, without notice, advertised Arc screening
the shadow of the Cold War and the then new            dreamily evokes the native landscape entirely                                                                Sleepwalking Through The Mekong (2007)                   man out into the dislocation and revolt-by-style
Berlin Wall, Germany’s old ghosts, histories and                                                            censorship in his native country, but to funding                                                                                                                         programs or starting times.
                                                       through the shifting reflection of its waterways;    frustrations in the west. Still, he has made            takes a look at the remarkable LA group Dengue           world of the ‘60s, in symbolic pursuit of business
intrigues drag him inward and downwards. Pinter                                                                                                                     Fever and its attempts to take Cambodian ‘60s            opportunities and idealised womanhood.                  To sign up for the NFSA’s email news or receive
                                                       whilst The Human Dutch (1963, 90 mins) was           major contributions to the modern cinema of
found the terrain of Len Deighton and Le Carre                                                                                                                      pop music back home to its roots.                        Courtesy of Filmoteka Narodowa.                         a copy of the calendar in the post, email
                                                       Haanstra’s comic, uniquely observed and Dutch        both Poland and the UK. With the forthcoming
as a very suitable mechanism to explore his own                                                                                                                     SAT 15 AUG, 7PM (BOTH TITLES 18+)                                                                      
                                                       box office hit search for the life and soul of his   release of Four Nights with Anna (his first feature
regular themes of personal betrayal, but also some     nation. Presented in association with                in nearly 20 years) we look at Skolimowski’s            Newly restored prints of Hollywood’s first               THU 27 AUg 2PM
of his uneasy survivor’s guilt as an English Jew.      The Embassy of the Netherlands, and                  four key Polish films of the 1960s, plus some           glitzy, delirious movie musicals of 1929.                summer HOurs
                                                       The Art Gallery of New South Wales.                  of his early British work. With support of the          From the collection of the UCLA Film and                 (L’heure d’été) Dir: Olivier Assayas, France,
                                                       (Both films unclassified 15+)                                                                                                                                         2009, 99 mins, 35mm, (M)
                                                                                                            Embassy of Poland and Filmoteka Narodowa.
                                                                                                            SUN 9 AUG, 4.30PM: IdENTIFICATION
                                                                                                                                                                    Television archive.
                                                                                                                                                                    SAT 22 AUG, 7PM          GLORIFYING THE                  Three grown-up children of a French art lover 
                                                                                                                                                                                             AMERICAN GIRL                   (including Charles Berling and Juliette Binoche)
                                                                                                                                     MARKS: NONE (1964)                                                                      meet to try to decide what to do with her
                                                                                                                                                                    SAT 29 AUG, 4.30PM APPLAUSE
                                                                                                            SUN 16 AUG: 4.30PM: WAlKOVER (1965)                     (Both sessions 15+)                                      treasures now that she has died. “Maybe this
                                                                                                            SUN 23 AUG: 4.30PM: BARRIER (1966)                      Tony Manero (2008) Canberra premiere of                  beautiful film will be too slight for many, but it’s
                                                                                                                                                                    Pablo Larrain’s prize-winning and deeply black-          certainly one of the better French films of the
                                                                                                            THU 27 AUG 7PM:          hANdS up! (1967-1985)
                                                                                                                                                                    comic take on the impact of Saturday Night Fever         last year.” – David Stratton, At the Movies
                                                                                                            All sessions 18+. Additional screenings in September,
                                                                                                                                                                    on Chile under the Pinochet regime.
                                                                                                            see the website for details.                            SAT 29 AUG, 7PM (Unclassified 18+)

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