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The Winter Film Series 2013

Dates + times

Wednesdays 5 June – 10 July
Each session starts at 6.00 pm
James O Fairfax Theatre


  • Series ticket: $80, $70 concession, $60 members
  • Single tickets: $16, $14 concession, $12 members


  • Series ticket: book online here
  • Single tickets: available for purchase at the Front Desk and online

Launch and Preview Event

Preview The Winter Film Series with Simon Weaving.
  • Wednesday 22 May 12.45 pm
  • Free, no bookings required
  • Venue: Gandel Hall


Recorded information +61 2 6240 6501
General information +61 2 6240 6411
For visitors with mobility difficulties +61 2 6240 6411
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Top image: Gyorky Palfi's 'Final cut'

Catch some of the most exciting recent cinema about art, culture and ideas in a program curated and introduced by film critic and curator Simon Weaving.

Marina Abramovic: the artist is present

Wednesday 5 June

A documentary that follows Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic as she prepares for the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective exhibition at the Museum Of Modern Art of her seductive, fearless and outrageous body of work.

2012, rated MA15+, 104mins

Italy: love it or leave it

Wednesday 12 June

An emotional, cheeky and beautiful trip through Italy in a Fiat 500, as two friends decide if they can buck the trend of non-believers and fall in love with their country again.

2012, rated PG, 75mins

Diana Vreeland: the eye has to travel

Wednesday 19 June

Socialite and fashonista Diana Vreeland was editor of Harpers Bazaar from 1937-1962 and then Vogue until 1971, defining style for more than fifty years. This fascinating documentary takes a look at the glamour and eccentricity that surrounds her extraordinary reputation and how she came to define the way we look at couture.

2012, rated G, 77mins

Final cut

Wednesday 26 June

Directed by renowned editor Gyorky Palfi, this extraordinary film takes short moments from over 500 classic films and presents them as the archetypal love story. A homage to the power of narrative, it has to be seen to be believed, as the actors change but the characters remain the same.

2012, rating TBA, 84mins

About face: supermodels, then and now

Wednesday 3 July

Using interviews with many of the world’s top models, this documentary explores the definition of beauty, the nature of ageing and the perils of the fashion industry. Shot and directed by famous photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, it includes fascinating insights from top models such as Jerry Hall, Isabella Rossellini, Christie Brinkley and Christy Turlington.

2012, rated M, 72mins

Gregory Crewdson: brief encounters

Wednesday 10 July

Shot over 10 years, Ben Shapiro’s extraordinary documentary explores the life, art and working methods of Brooklyn-born photographer Gregory Crewdson, known for his meticulous, beautifully haunting and immaculately staged tableaux of everyday life.

2012, rating TBA, 113mins