Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Melbourne Cinémathèque 2008 Calendar

Below is the current program of films screenings at Melbourne Cinémathèque 2008. Check the Melbourne Cinémathèque website for further details (the 2008 site goes live on 12 Jan).

The 2008 program includes these seasons: Roman Polanski, François Truffaut, Andrzej Wajda, Hong Kong cinema, Carl Dreyer, Fritz Lang, Films of 1968, Arnaud Desplechin, Pedro Costa and Howard Hawks.

13 Feb

Opening Night: Classic Horror

7.00

Dracula (Terence Fisher, UK, 1958)

8.45

Night of the Eagle (Burn, Witch, Burn!, Sidney Hayers, UK, 1961)

20 Feb - 5 Mar – The Twisted Vision of Roman Polanski

20 Feb


7.00

The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski, USA/UK, 1967)

9.00

Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski, USA, 1968)

27 Feb


7.00

Macbeth (Roman Polanski, UK/USA, 1971)

9.30

Nóz w wodzie (Knife in the Water, Poland, 1962)

05 Mar


7.00

Shorts: Two Men & a Wardrobe (15 min, 1958), The Fat & the Lean (15 min, 1961), Mammals (11 min, 1963)

7.50

Tess (Roman Polanski, France/UK, 1979)

12 Mar

Women in Trouble

7.00

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1923)

9.00

The Godless Girl (Cecil B. DeMille, USA, 1929)

19 Mar

Eternal St Petersberg

7.00

Russkiy kovcheg (Russian Ark, Alexander Sokurov, Russia/Germany, 2002)

8.50

Konets Sankt-Peterburga (The End of St. Petersburg, Vsevolod Pudovkin, USSR, 1927)

10.15

Zakroyshchik iz Torzhka (The Tailor From Torzhok, Yakov Protazanov, USSR, 1925)

26 Mar

Jean-Luc Godard

7.00

Histoire(s) du cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, France, 1988-98)

02 Apr

Frederick Wiseman

7.00

State Legislature (Frederick Wiseman, USA, 2007)

09 Apr

Experimental Landscapes

7.00

The Machine in the Garden (6 experimental shorts)

8.05

Landscape Suicide (James Benning, USA, 1986)

9.50

The Land of Nothing (Péter Forgács, Hungary, 1996)

16 - 30 Apr – François Truffaut, Child of the Cinema

16 Apr


7.00

La nuit américaine (Day for Night, François Truffaut, France/Italy, 1973)

9.10

La mariée était en noir (The Bride Wore Black, François Truffaut, France/Italy, 1968)

23 Apr


7.00

La sirène du Mississipi (Mississippi Mermaid, François Truffaut, Italy/France, 1969)

9.15

Jules et Jim (François Truffaut, France, 1961)

30 Apr


7.00

Les quatre cents coups (The 400 Blows, François Truffaut, France, 1959)

8.50

Les deux anglaises et le continent (François Truffaut, France, 1971)

7 - 21 May – Andrzej Wajda

07 May


7.00

Kanal (Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1957)

8.45

Czlowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble, Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1977)

14 May


7.00

Panny z Wilka (Les desmoiselles de wilko, Andrzej Wajda, Poland/France, 1979)

9.10

Wesele (The Wedding, Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1973)

21 May


7.00

Popiól I diament (Ashes & Diamonds, Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1958)

9.00

Krajobraz po bitwie (Landscape After Battle, Andrzej Wajda, Poland, 1970)

28 May - 11 Jun – Cathay: The Other Tiger

28 May


7.00

Man bo nu lang (Mambo Girl, Yi Wen, Hong Kong, 1957)

8.45

Hu shan lang (Escorts Over Tiger Hills, Wang Xinglei, Hong Kong, 1969)

04 Jun


7.00

Si qian jin (Our Sister Hedy, Qin Tao, Hong Kong, 1957)

9.10

Chang tui jie jie (Sister Long Legs, Tang Huang, Hong Kong, 1960)

11 Jun


7.00

Di yi jian (The First Sword, Tu Guangqi, Hong Kong, 1967)

8.40

Lu ke yu dao ke (From the Highway, Zhang Zengze, Hong Kong, 1970)

18 Jun

Nigel Buesst

7.00

Come Out Fighting (Nigel Buesst, Australia, 1973)

8.00

Carlton + Godard = Cinema (Nigel Buesst, Australia, 2003)

25 Jun - 9 Jul – The Passion of Carl Dreyer

25 Jun


7.00

Vredens dag (Day of Wrath, Carl Dreyer, Denmark, 1943)

9.00

Ordet (Carl Dreyer, Denmark, 1955)

02 Jul


7.00

Gertrud (Carl Dreyer, Denmark, 1964)

9.15

Præsidenten (The President, Carl Dreyer, Denmark, 1919)

09 Jul


7.00

La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc, Carl Dreyer, France, 1927)

8.30

Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (Carl Dreyer, France/Germany, 1927)

9.50

Der var engang (Once Upon a Time, Carl Dreyer, Denmark, 1922)

16 Jul

AmericanScrewball

7.00

Keaton & Arbuckle shorts: The Hayseed (18 min, 1919), Backstage (18 min, 1919)

7.50

The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges, USA, 1942)

9.30

Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen, USA, 1939)

BREAK - MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

20 Aug - 3 Sep – Fritz Lang’s Fatal Vision

20 Aug


7.00

Moonfleet (Fritz Lang, USA, 1955)

8.35

Fury (Fritz Lang, USA, 1936)

10.15

Die Vier um die Frau (Four Around a Woman, Germany, 1921)

27 Aug


7.00

You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang, USA, 1937)

8.35

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit - pt.1 (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1922)

03 Sep


7.00

Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang, USA, 1945)

9.00

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler - Ein Bild der Zeit - pt.2 (Fritz Lang, Germany, 1922)

10 Sep

Jean Eustache

7.00

La maman et la putain (The Mother & the Whore, Jean Eustache, France, 1973)

17 Sep - 8 Oct – Cinema ’68: The Whole World Is Watching

17 Sep


7.00

If... (Lindsay Anderson, UK, 1968)

9.00

Witchfinder General (Michael Reeves, UK, 1968)

24 Sep


7.00

Experiments in Time & Place shorts: Valentin de les Sierres (10 min, Bruce Baillie, 1968), T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G (12 min, Paul Sharits, 1968), Chinese Firedrill (24 min, Will Hindle, 1968)

8.00

???

9.45

Targets (Peter Bogdanovich, USA, 1968)

01 Oct


7.00

Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, USA, 1969)

9.05

Petulia (Richard Lester, UK, 1968)

08 Oct


7.00

Nam '68 shorts: Interviews With My Lai Veterans (22 min, Joseph Strick, 1970), Hearts & Minds (22 min, Bruce Petty, 1968), The Lottery (18 min, Larry Yust, 1969)

8.15

No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger (Loeb Weiss, USA, 1968)

9.30

America is Hard to See (Emile de Antonio, USA, 1970)

15 Oct

Czech Cinema

7.00

Švankmajer shorts

8.00

Zert (The Joke, Jaromil Jires, Czechoslovakia, 1969)

9.30

Kladivo na carodejnice (Witches' Hammer, Otakar Vávra, Czechoslovakia, 1969)

22 Oct - 5 Nov – Bigger Than Life: The World of Arnaud Desplechin

22 Oct


6.30

En jouant ‘Dans la compagnie des hommes’ (Playing ‘In the Company of Men’, Arnaud Desplechin, France, 2003)

8.40

Rois et reine (Kings & Queens, Arnaud Desplechin, France, 2004)

29 Oct


6.30

La sentinelle (Arnaud Desplechin, France, 1992)

9.00

Esther Kahn (Arnaud Desplechin, France/UK, 2000)

05 Nov


6.30

Pedro Costa shorts: 6 Bagatelas (18 min, 2001), Ne change rien (11 min, 2005), Tarrafal (16 min, 2007), The Rabbit Hunters (23 min, 2007)

7.50

Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) (My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument, Arnaud Desplechin, France, 1996)

12 - 26 Nov – A Dispossessed Brilliance: The Heartbreaking Cinema of Pedro Costa

12 Nov


7.00

O Sangue (The Blood, Pedro Costa, Portugal, 1989)

8.45

Juventude Em Marcha (Colossal Youth, Pedro Costa, France/Portugal/Switzerland, 2006)

19 Nov


7.00

Casa de Lava (Pedro Costa, Portugal/France/Germany, 1995)

9.00

Où gît votre sourire enfoui ? (Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie?, Pedro Costa, France/Portugal, 2001)

26 Nov


7.00

No Quarto da Vanda (In Vanda's Room, Pedro Costa, Portugal/Germany/Switzerland/Italy, 2000)

10.10

Ossos (Bones, Pedro Costa, Portugal/France/Denmark, 1997)

3 - 17 Dec – Action! Howard Hawks in the 1930s

03 Dec


7.00

Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks, USA, 1939)

9.15

Ceiling Zero (Howard Hawks, USA, 1936)

10 Dec


7.00

Tiger Shark (Howard Hawks, USA, 1932)

8.30

The Crowd Roars (Howard Hawks, USA, 1932)

10.05

Ein Verdammt gutes Leben - Howard Hawks (A Hell of a Good Life: Howard Hawks, Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, West Germany, 1978)

17 Dec


7.00

The Dawn Patrol (Howard Hawks, USA, 1930)

8.45

The Criminal Code (Howard Hawks, USA, 1931)

4 comments:

trentone said...

The three main things to see here are:

Godard's Histoire(s) du cinema -- the most important cinematic document ever composed. An epic poem.

Films of Dreyer -- God is good, God is great, let us thank him for this plate. Ah men!!!

Films of Hawks -- Godard called him "the greatest of American artists." No more needs to be said.

I would also add that The Mother and the Whore, Keaton & Arbuckle shorts and State Legislature by Wiseman are also must sees.

Matthew said...

In addition to the films/seasons listed by trentone, I would add the Desplechin, Wajda and Costa seasons as must-sees. It's the best CTEQ programme since I moved to Melbourne two years ago.

Cibbuano said...

that looks like a thrilling season...

fritz land, carl dreyer, howard hawks... I'd feel compelled to see all of these...

Paul Martin said...

Putting the calendar together in the above format, I looked up each film on IMDB. Reading stuff online as well as the Cinémathèque notes, it seemed to me that it's a pretty strong lineup. I'm looking forward to pretty much everything mentioned by each of you above. Hawks sounds great, but we have to wait almost a year for that season.