We hold screenings every Wednesday night for most of the year.

The Melbourne Cinémathèque makes a diverse range of international cinematic landmarks and rarities, including cult, experimental, documentary, silent and short films accessible to the Melbourne public.

Browse our screening program using the menu below.

Our previous calendars dating back to 1993 will soon be available to download via our archive.

February 5
OPENING NIGHT

February 12 – February 26
VITTORIO DE SICA: CINEMA, ITALIAN STYLE

March 4 – March 18
LIGHT AND SHADOW: THE MERCURIAL STARDOM OF MARLENE DIETRICH

March 23 – April 6
CAST A DARK SHADOW: THE BEAUTIFUL SADNESS OF DIRK BOGARDE

April 13 – April 29
THE BIG CARNIVAL: THE FILMS OF BILLY WILDER

May 6 – May 20
“LIFE’S PARADE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS”: DOUGLAS SIRK

May 27 – June 10
WILDFLOWERS: DANCING, DESIRE AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

June 17 – July 1
DRIFTING STATES: THE FILMS OF APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

July 8
AT HOME IN THE WORLD: CECIL HOLMES, ACTIVIST FILMMAKER

July 15 – July 29
HIROSHI SHIMIZU: FORGOTTEN MASTER

September 2 – September 16
JEAN COCTEAU: THE POETRY OF DREAMS

September 23 – September 30
QUEERING THE ARCHIVE: THE CINEMA OF BARBARA HAMMER

October 7 – October 14
GALLOWS BACCHANALIAS, FRACTIOUS FAIRY-TALES AND THE RULE OF THREE: THE CINEMA OF JURAJ JAKUBISKO

October 21 – November 4
REACHING BEYOND THE FRAME: THE POETIC CINEMA OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

November 11 – November 25
BORSCHT, SAUERKRAUT, GOULASH AND LEMONADE: AN INTRODUCTION TO OSTERNS AND RED WESTERNS

December 2 – December 16
THE LAND IS OURS: YOUSSEF CHAHINE

CALENDAR

2020 CALENDAR

CALENDAR DOWNLOAD

To download our calendar for 2020 click on the thumbnail image or the link below.

CTEQ Screenings Calendar 2020. PDF. Approx 4MB.

2020 Screening Notes by:
Beata Bowes, Adrian Danks, Bradley Dixon, Cerise Howard, Paul Jeffery, Bella McNeill, Grace Quiason, Dylan Rainforth, Eloise Ross & Alifeleti Tuapasi Toki

2020 Calendar Editor: Adrian Danks

2020 Calendar Design: Louie Evans

2020 Design Supervision:Warren Taylor and Lucy Russell (Monash Art Design & Architecture)

2020 Calendar Project Management: Dylan Rainforth

CTEQ ANNOTATIONS

The Melbourne Cinémathèque is committed to producing new writing on the films featured in its programme helping promote an historically aware & critically literate film culture.

CTEQ Annotations are published as part of the quarterly online film journal Senses of Cinema. Print-outs of the CTEQ Annotations are made available at our screenings. Direct links to relevent Cteq Annotations and Senses of Cinema articles are provided on each film’s page on this site. The key purpose of these annotations is to provide a context for the further appreciation of a specific film by discussing aspects of its production and critical history, by providing a reading of its aesthetic qualities, by analysing its place within a series of related contexts (a particular national cinema, the work of a director, actor, etc.), and so on. They also provide a forum for the sustained discussion and close textual analysis of individual films, while contributing to a substantial database of such writing.

Prior to each edition of Senses of Cinema a list of films screening at the Melbourne Cinémathèque is circulated via the Senses of Cinema and Cinémathèque mailing lists.

To join the mailing list for Cteq Annotations please email cteq@sensesofcinema.com.

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