We currently hold screening every Wednesday night and some Monday nights 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.

Given the uncertainty around international shipping and the possibility of shifting COVID restrictions, we will be announcing our 2022 program incrementally.

Keep up to date through our website or newsletter, or by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Check screening information and book your tickets on the ACMI website.

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

23 February
OPENING NIGHT 2022

2 March – 16 March
“THIS COCKEYED CARAVAN”: THE COMIC UNIVERSE OF PRESTON STURGES

23 March – 4 April
FEARLESS VULNERABILITY: THE FILMS OF JULIETTE BINOCHE

12 April – 27 April
WILDFLOWERS: DANCING, DESIRE AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

4 May – 18 May
MORE THAN NIGHT: THE FATAL VISION OF FRITZ LANG

25 May – 1 June
FACING MODERNITY: A TRIBUTE TO MONICA VITTI

8 June – 22 June
REACHING BEYOND THE FRAME: THE POETIC CINEMA OF ABBAS KIAROSTAMI

29 June – 13 July
HIROSHI SHIMIZU: FORGOTTEN MASTER

20 July – 3 August
MASTERPIECES OF UKRAINIAN CINEMA

24 August – 7 September
"LIFE’S PARADE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS": DOUGLAS SIRK

14 September – 28 September
OSCILLATING WILDLY: CÉLINE SCIAMMA’S INCLUSIVE CINEMA

5 October – 12 October
GALLOWS BACCHANALIAS, FRACTIOUS FAIRY-TALES AND THE RULE OF THREE: THE CINEMA OF JURAJ JAKUBISKO

19 October
AT HOME IN THE WORLD: CECIL HOLMES, ACTIVIST FILMMAKER

26 October – 2 November
QUEERING THE ARCHIVE: THE CINEMA OF BARBARA HAMMER

9 November – 23 November
THE BRINK OF LIFE: F. W. MURNAU, CINEMATIC VISIONARY

30 November
SHIFTING THE FOCUS: JOAN MICKLIN SILVER IN THE SEVENTIES

7 December – 21 December
GENRE NONCONFORMITY AND EAST SIDE STORIES: DECENTRING THE MUSICAL PART I

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In 2022, print-at-home screening programs will be available for each season.

2022 Screening Notes by:
Jacob Agius, Beata Bowes, Andréas Giannopoulos, Adrian Danks, Bradley Dixon, Cerise Howard, Paul Jeffery, Bella McNeill, Grace Quiason, Dylan Rainforth, Eloise Ross, Alifeleti Tuapasi Toki and Alex Williams.

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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