Contemporary Australia: Women in Film

WHEN : 21st April – 18th July
WHERE : Cinémathèque / GOMA

The program coincides with the Gallery’s ‘Contemporary Australia: Women’ exhibition and continues the exhibition’s exploration of the rich and complex contribution of women practitioners, specifically in the field of filmmaking.

Margaret Pomeranz is guest curator for a free film program exploring representations of women in Australian cinema. Contemporary Australia: Women in Film focuses on the characters and gender relationships that populate our national cinema, while also acknowledging the growing representation of women behind the scenes in such key production roles as scriptwriters, cinematographers and producers.

Margaret Pomeranz considers both representations of women by women and of women by men. Showcasing some of our strongest filmmaking and acting talent, this collection of films explores a range of gender power dynamics including parental relationships and the part family plays in shaping notions of womanhood, coming of age and the bold as well as the quieter stories of love and loss.
Women in Australian Film with Margaret Pomeranz and Guests

Sat 21 Apr 5.00pm

Margaret Pomeranz from ABC TV’s ‘At the Movies will join special guests from the Australian film industry to discuss representations of women in contemporary Australian cinema through different perspectives.

Image: Production still from Radiance 1998 / Director: Rachel Perkins / Courtesy: Ned Lander