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The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque, at GoMA, presents retrospective and thematic film programs and exhibitions, exploring the important lines of influence between the moving image and other areas of visual culture, and showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and artists. Its mission is to collect, conserve, present and interpret film and screen culture.

Facilities include two cinemas, with more than 300 seats combined. The smaller cinema features retractable seating to allow for multimedia performances and events. There is also a dedicated media gallery for screen-related exhibitions, and facilities for video production.

Significant international, Asian, Pacific, Australian and Indigenous Australian artists are represented in the Gallery’s film and moving-image collection. Other collection development areas include video art that responds to the specific history and genres of cinema; animation, especially from Asia; and conceptual art and its legacy through performance.

The Gallery’s Australian Cinémathèque is an Associate Member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), an organisation of the world’s leading film archives dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of film.

View current Cinema Program flipbook

Harvest: Food on Film

Harvest: Food on Film

28 June – 21 September 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
‘Harvest: Food on Film’ showcases a rich vein of contemporary filmmaking that explores food production, consumption and presentation as vivid storytelling motifs.... Read more

Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of pre-Code Cinema

Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of pre-Code Cinema

26 September – 2 November 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound cinema in the early 1930s delivered some of the most risqué films seen onscreen until those of the late 1960s.... Read more

Divided Selves

Divided Selves

4 July – 30 August 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
‘Divided Selves’ draws together works by contemporary international artists and filmmakers that explore the representation of charismatic figures and the disjunction between private and public personas.... Read more

'Raumlichtkunst' and Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

'Raumlichtkunst' and Optical Poetry: Oskar Fischinger Retrospective

30 August 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
In his highly innovative moving-image works created from the 1920s to the 1950s, avant-garde filmmaker and artist Oskar Fischinger (DATES) brought together abstract art, cinema and music.... Read more

Live Music and Film: Prix de Beauté 1930

Live Music and Film: Prix de Beauté 1930

31 August, 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
Augusto Genina’s Prix de Beauté 1930 features the luminous Louise Brooks in her last in her last major role. It tells the story of bored Parisian typist Lucienne, who enters a newspaper beauty contest as a lark only to find herself the winning contestant.... Read more

Brought to Light: Tender Are The Feet

Brought to Light: Tender Are The Feet

14 & 17 September 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
As part of the Cinémathèque’s ongoing commitment to introducing audiences to newly restored and lesser-known cinema classics, don’t miss this special presentation of major Burmese filmmaker and novelist Maung Wunna’s Ché phawa daw nu nu (Tender are the Feet) 1972. Made under the Burmese dictatorship, this classic story of a woman’s choice between tradition and modernity was recently digitally restored by the Yangon Film School, with the support of the Goethe-Institut, and premiered at the 2014 Berlinale.... Read more

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!

26 November – 1 December 2014 | Australian Cinémathèque, GOMA | FREE
‘Your Nostalgia is Killing Me!’ reflects on three decades of artistic responses to HIV/AIDS and highlights the intersection of art and activism in film and video in relation to the epidemic. It brings together works that illustrate some of the critical positions linked with AIDS cultural activism — from the documentation of individual and collective trauma during the late 1980s and early 1990s to rethinking issues of memory and representation in the contemporary setting.... Read more

Tracey Moffatt: Spirited

Tracey Moffatt: Spirited

2 & 22 November 2014 l Free Selected by artist Tracey Moffatt, John Ford’s celebrated film The Quiet Man 1952 starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara screens in conjunction with the ‘Tracey Moffatt: Spirited’ exhibition at GOMA...... Read more