The ‘In Character’ film program currently screening at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) Cinemateque features a collection of films selected to complement the Cindy Sherman photographic exhibition that runs at GoMA until October 3. The program brings together films in which the actresses and/or their characters challenge our expectations of behaviour.
There are four strands in the program – Hollywood Babylon, The Lady of the House, Dangerous Relations, and Women in Revolt – with each film featuring characters that are “exaggerated expressions of identity”. The program include a range of cinema classics from All About Eve and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane to Breakfast at Tiffany’s to more contemporary fare such as 2013’s Under the Skin or Xavier Dolan’s 2014 effort Mommy.
This Friday (June 24) will feature Abel Ferrara’s 1981 release Ms 45 and Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill (Vol. 1), two selections in which revenge is the driving force behind the actions of the lead characters. Also screening on Friday night are two episodes of Absolutely Fabulous for those seeking something a little lighter in tone.
More than 40 films will be screened as part of the program, including work from directors such as Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Rob Reiner, Todd Haynes and Roman Polanski. The film program runs until August 28 with screenings every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets, which are $9.00 per film or just $36.00 for a 5-film pass, can be purchased online or at the GoMA box office.
For more information about the program or to see the full screening schedule, visit the GoMA website.