Arts

Get inspired to dive into your next creative project and see your inner artist come alive. Discover the illuminating biopic Afterimage, spend a year with fashion designer Dries Van Noten or catch the gripping documentary on the all-too-short life of powerhouse performer Whitney Houston.

Roller Dreams

Venice Beach, CA, 1984, and the birth of a new phenomenon: roller dancing! The beyond-hip talent draws massive crowds, but politics, money and gentrification conspire to end the dream.

Short Film

Melon Grab

Dysfunctional truth, rap and suspended youth: the final skateboard session between two best friends.

Patti Cake$

Aussie actress Danielle Macdonald is sensational as Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper from New Jersey who's determined to make her mark on the music scene.

Lust For Sight

When a filmmaker is told by his doctor that he can't see colours, he sets out to define what it means to see. The knowledge that he may lose it all fuels his lust for sight.

Afterimage

The final film by Polish master Andrzej Wajda (1926-2016) is an illuminating biopic of charismatic dissident artist Wladyslaw Strzeminski.

Final Portrait

Geoffrey Rush is outstanding as the artist Alberto Giacometti in this amusing comedy about his efforts to paint a portrait of an old friend, played by Armie Hammer.

That's Not Me

An aspiring actor takes advantage of her identical twin sister's success and fame in this hilarious Australian indie influenced by Girls and Bridesmaids.

Wild Mouse

When he's fired, a classical music critic embarks on a campaign of revenge against his editor, in this hilarious Austrian comedy in the vein of Woody Allen and Larry David.

Mister Universo

Humorous Italian docu-fiction set in the world of the circus, in which a young lion tamer sets out to retrieve a lucky charm from a former Mister Universe.

Beuys: Art as a Weapon

The life and work of iconoclast Joseph Beuys, a revolutionary German artist of the 1970s and ‘80s, celebrated for his artworks, performances and politics.

Dries

A year with fashion designer Dries Van Noten, rich with details of his fabulously innovative collections, from studio to catwalk, as well as his private life.

Step

This uplifting story of a school step dance team on the verge of graduation won director Amanda Lipitz a Special Jury Award for Inspirational Filmmaking at Sundance.

To Stay Alive - A Method

France's bestselling novelist, Michel Houellebecq, and music icon Iggy Pop join forces to discuss art and survival in this unique documentary based on the author's 1991 essay.

Chavela

The uncompromising life story of openly lesbian Latin American singer Chavela Vargas - an inspiration for director Pedro Almodóvar and others - is revealed for the first time.

The Go-Betweens: Right Here

The intensely passionate, creative and fraught set of relationships that formed one of the most loved bands in Australian rock history is explored in this classy documentary.

Liberation Day

The bizarre but true story of a controversial art metal band heading to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to perform deadpan cover versions of The Sound of Music.

On the Road

A seductive fictionalised music documentary featuring alt-rock indie heroes Wolf Alice on tour, directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People and 9 Songs).

The Public Image is Rotten

John Lydon of Public Image Ltd, aka Johnny Rotten, is in trademark full-on mode riffing on his post-Sex Pistols career. Illustrated with infamous interviews and classic tracks.

Whitney ‘Can I Be Me'

A gripping documentary on the all-too-short life of powerhouse performer Whitney Houston from UK documentarian Nick Broomfield and music video director Rudi Dolezal.

The Filth and the Fury

The Sex Pistols tell their own story in Julien Temple's inspired reply to his own film, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, made 20 years previously.

The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Julien Temple's classic 1980 fictional documentary presents the spectacular rise and disintegration of the Sex Pistols as an elaborate swindle orchestrated by manager Malcolm McLaren.

Maudie

Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke shine in this true story of gifted, arthritic Canadian folk painter Maud Lewis and her unlikely romance with the reclusive Everett Lewis.