Nothing But Time

05 Jul 2019 – 1 Sep 2019 | GOMA | Cinema A

The films in ‘Nothing But Time’ consider our complex relationship with the temporal experience, balancing the relentless ticking of the clock with our desire to savour life before it passes us by. Screening in conjunction with GOMA’s exhibition ‘Perceptions of Time’ (25 May 2019 - 28 Jun 2020), these films examine how we negotiate our emotional connection to the passage of time, and how this informs the narratives we construct.

‘Nothing But Time’ is presented across four thematic strands: Time Travel includes stories of rewriting fate and the allure of another age; Time and Love pits these two forces against each other; The Nature of Time and Memory explores how our memories are the essence of who we are; and Our Constant Companion features protagonists trapped by the inescapable nature of time.

11.00am Sun 11 August 2019 | Free, no booking required

It is not futuristic scientists or the hand of fate but the film editor who sends us ricocheting through time in 12 Monkeys 1995 and La Jetée 1962 or leaves us hanging by a thread of parachute silk in A Matter of Life and Death 1946. Professor Jane Stadler, QUT will explore how editing is the art of suture, with each cut mended by an invisible stitch in time. It extends, compresses, distorts, and elides cinematic temporality.

11.00am Sat 17 August 2019 | Ticketed
Tickets: $15 | Members: $12

One of the great silent film comedians, Harold Lloyd stars in this romantic comedy as a regular country lad trying to make it in the big city. Lloyd’s ‘everyman’ character in Safety Last! 1923 is a department store employee who dreams up an impossible stunt to advertise the shop and bring in more customers. What ensues results in one of the most iconic images in the history of cinema — Lloyd dangling precariously from the hands of a giant skyscraper clock! Accompanied by David Bailey on the Gallery’s 1929 Wurlitzer organ.

Time Travel

The Time Machine 1960 / Dir: George Pal

Time Bandits 1981 / Dir: Terry Gilliam

Back to the Future 1985 / Dir: Robert Zemeckis

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1989 / Dir: Stephen Herek

12 Monkeys 1995 / Dir: Terry Gilliam

Primer 2004 / Dir: Shane Carruth

時をかける少女(The Girl Who Leapt through Time) 2006 / Dir: Mamoru Hosoda

Los Cronocrimenes (Timecrimes) 2007 / Dir: Nacho Vigalondo

Inception 2010 / Dir: Christopher Nolan

About Time 2013 / Dir: Richard Curtis

Edge of Tomorrow 2014 / Dir: Doug Liman

Time and Love

A Matter of Life and Death 1946 / Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

Солярис (Solaris) 1972 / Dir: Andrey Tarkovsky

Der Himmel über Berlin (Wings of Desire) 1987 / Dir: Wim Wenders

Orlando 1992 / Dir: Sally Potter

Before Sunrise 1995 / Dir: Richard Linklater

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004 / Dir: Michel Gondry

Before Sunset 2004 / Dir: Richard Linklater

最好的時光(Three Times) 2005 / Hou Hsiao-hsien

君の名は。(Your Name 2016 / Dir: Makoto Shinkai

The Fountain 2006 / Dir: Darren Aronofsky

Before Midnight 2013 / Dir: Richard Linklater

Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 / Dir: Jim Jarmusch

The Nature of Time and Memory  

Ikiru 1952 / Dir: Akira Kurosawa

Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) 1957 / Dir: Ingmar Bergman

L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad) 1961 / Dir: Alain Resnais

La Jetée 1962 / Dir: Chris Marker

ЗеркАло (Mirror) 1975 PG / Dir: Andrey Tarkovsky

The Long Day Closes 1992 / Dir: Terence Davies

Le Temps Retrouvé (Time Regained) 1999 / Dir: Raúl Ruiz

ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) 2010 / Dir: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The Tree of Life 2011 / Dir: Terrence Malick

Our Constant Companion

Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7) 1962 / Dir: Agnès Varda

El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel)1962/ Dir: Luis Buñuel

Labyrinth 1986 / Dir: Jim Henson

Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run) 1998 / Dir: Tom Tykwer

不散(Goodbye, Dragon Inn) 2003 / Dir: Tsai Ming-liang

Stranger Than Fiction 2006 / Dir: Marc Forster

Live Music and Film Event

Safety Last! 1923 / Dir: Sam Taylor, Fred Newmeyer

QAGOMA acknowledges the generous assistance of the National Film and Sound Archive, Canberra in providing materials for this program. Program curated by Rosie Hays Australian Cinémathèque.