Curated by Australian Centre for the Moving Image
The act of surveillance has long been an instrument of monitoring and controlling citizens by omnipotent governments.
With the advent of new technologies the ways and means to watch have become, so to speak, ‘democratised’. So what happens when surveillance falls into the hands of ordinary people? This group of films examines how the act of watching and listening warps the way we conduct ourselves behind closed doors.
NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR (USA)
THU 08 OCTOBER at 6.30PM
FRI 23 OCTOBER at 6.45PM
George Orwell’s all too believable dystopian future is fully realised in Michael Radford’s gritty and faithful adaptation.
BLOW OUT (USA)
FRI 09 & SAT 17 OCTOBER at 7PM
SUN 25 OCTOBER at 7.30PM
Brian de Palma uses the basic structure of Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic Blow-Up (1966) to explore the deep cynicism and paranoia Americans felt post-Watergate and the Kennedy assassination.
RED ROAD (UK)
SAT 10 OCTOBER at 6.30PM
SUN 25 OCTOBER at 5PM
Bathed in deep, luscious reds, Andrea Arnold’s Red Road takes her female protagonist down a dangerous path of obsession and sexual desire.
REAR WINDOW (USA)
SUN 11 OCTOBER at 4PM
FRI 16 OCTOBER at 2.45PM
James Stewart starts in Hitchcock's masterful and suspenseful thriller about the voyeur in us all.
THU 15 OCTOBER at 7PM
FRI 23 OCTOBER at 4PM
A well-to-do Parisian couple, played by Juliette Bonche and Daniel Auteuil, are terrorised by the mysterious appearance of a series of surveillance video tapes.
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (USA)
FRI 16 OCTOBER at 5.30PM
THU 22 OCTOBER at 7PM
Filmed over 15 years, this riveting documentary traces the rise and fall of 'the greatest internet pioneer you've never heard of,' Josh Harris.
FRI 16 OCTOBER at 7.30PM
THU 22 OCTOBER at 9PM
An explosive and timely documentary that examines the ever increasing erosion of privacy and the government’s growing and alarming powers to monitor and record our every move.
Image: Nineteen Eighty-Four