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.

In 2021 there may be important changes to our screenings. Please see this page for further details.

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.

April 12 & April 14
OPENING NIGHTS: MARLENE DIETRICH

April 19 – May 5
THE BIG CARNIVAL: THE FILMS OF BILLY WILDER

May 12 – May 26
CAST A DARK SHADOW: THE BEAUTIFUL SADNESS OF DIRK BOGARDE

June 2 – June 16
WILDFLOWERS: DANCING, DESIRE AND FREEDOM IN THE FILMS OF GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

CALENDAR

2021 CALENDAR

The Big Carnival: the Films of Billy Wilder

CALENDAR DOWNLOAD

This year, print-at-home screening programs will be available for each season.

THE BIG CARNIVAL: THE FILMS OF BILLY WILDER
Billy Wilder Program 2021. PDF. Approx 2MB.

2021 Screening Notes by:
Beata Bowes, Adrian Danks, Bradley Dixon, Cerise Howard, Paul Jeffery, Bella McNeill, Grace Quiason, Dylan Rainforth, Eloise Ross & Alifeleti Tuapasi Toki

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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Explore the rich history of The Melbourne Cinèmathéque through our past calendars.