Back Past Screenings
Tue
08
Feb
2005
 
  • Colour
Biographical drama starring Nigel Terry, Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton. Tuscany, 1610: controversial artist Michelangelo Caravaggio recalls his life from his deathbed as he is nursed by his faithful mute friend Jerusaleme. Caravaggio's hallucinatory memories take him back to his early days as a struggling painter in…
Tue
16
Sep
2014
 
  • Comedy
  • Australia
  • Colour
  • 81 mins.
A hugely enjoyable and endearing Australian comedy from Director Rob Sitch (The Dish) about a working class tow truck driver Darryl Kerrigan and his family who are very happy living next to Melbourne airport. When plans for airport expansion threaten the family home, they decide to fight…
Tue
28
Jun
2011
 
  • Psychological horror
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 72 mins.
Horror producer Val Lewton leaves an indelible mark by manipulating fear through shadow and suggestion. Produced by Val Lewton and directed by the great Jacques Tourneur, this was one of the first Hollywood horrors to play on the audience's fears rather than expose it to ghouls and…
Tue
13
Nov
2007
 
  • Colour
Documentary illustrating the rich and diverse history of lesbian and gay representation in film, from silent movies to the modern Hollywood blockbuster. The cinema has over its 100-year history played a part in reflecting and defining society's attitudes to homosexuality and gender roles. Featuring contributions from actors,…
Tue
16
Mar
2010
 
This might be the coolest film ever made, in the most literal sense of the term. The men here never lose control and never - not once - show their emotions. No dramatic outbursts in this film. Everyone is cool all the time. It's an abstract dream-world,…
Tue
19
Apr
2011
 
When Trudi learns that her husband Rudi is dangerously ill, she suggests visiting their children in Berlin without telling him the truth. As Franzi and Karl don't care much about their parents, Trudi and Rudi go to the Baltic Sea, where Trudi suddenly dies. Rudi is thrown…
Tue
15
Oct
2013
 
  • Period thriller
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 130 mins.
Jack Nicholson here gives one of his best performances, playing a private eye called Jake Gittes, who pokes his nose rather too deeply into the lives of Faye Dunaway and her father, John Huston, a corrupt Los Angeles tycoon. Writer Robert Towne planned a trilogy about LA,…
Tue
12
Dec
2017
 
  • Drama
  • Italy
  • Colour
  • 155 mins.
A man receives news from his aging mother in a little town that someone he once knew has passed away. A beautiful story unfolds about the man's childhood friendship with an old man who was the projectionist at the local theatre. Their bond was one that contained…
Tue
19
Oct
2004
 
  • Drama
  • Iran/It/Swi
  • Colour
  • 90 mins.
Powerful drama that focuses on the plight of a group of impoverished women as they experience the chauvinistic realities of life in modern Iran.
Tue
06
Sep
2011
 
  • Silent comedy
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 71 mins.
Charles Chaplin's theme of despondent love all but overwhelms the brilliant slapstick set pieces (a chase through a hall of mirrors, being trapped in a lion's cage) when the Tramp, on the run from the police, joins the circus and falls for the bare-back rider (Merna Kennedy).…
Tue
13
Apr
2010
 
As in Amelie and Delicatessen, Jeunet is interested in the complex connections between things, even as small as a flea. The film is not so much about a story as it is about illustrating how the characters got where they are, often with a fast- paced sequence…
Tue
16
Dec
2008
 
  • Colour
1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him. He never arrests anyone and looks at elsewhere when a dirty…
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