Archive | July, 2010
A programmer’s Big Adventure

A programmer’s Big Adventure

The Film Programs unit was thrilled and delighted to welcome Tim Burton to ACMI’s (sold out) Cinema 1 on Friday June 25 to introduce a screening of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Burton’s feature film debut from 1985.

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Meet our tour guide: Nick Reich

Meet our tour guide: Nick Reich

Nick’s first introduction to the world of Tim Burton was when his Dad brought home The Nightmare Before Christmas. From that point, he fell in love with the gothic aesthetic and Burton’s films.

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Meet our tour guide: Ella Pace

Meet our tour guide: Ella Pace

Discovering her favourite director at the age of 8 with The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ella says she has literally grown up with Tim Burton, eagerly awaiting each new film.

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A thousand words: video portraits

A thousand words: video portraits

From twice-celebrated Christmases in Istanbul to a young musician’s aspirations for adulthood, ACMI was lucky enough to hear and record a rich range of community ‘video portraits’ in celebration of International Day for Sharing Life Stories.

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Burt the Headless Horseman

Burt the Headless Horseman

‘Twas a dark and wintry night in Old Melbourne Town. All was quiet but for the sound of a lone rattling carriage, the ominous clopping of hooves and a few thousand motorists and pedestrians negotiating peak hour. That was when the Headless Horseman made his first appearance.

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Meet our tour guide: Jennifer Gatchkevitch

Meet our tour guide: Jennifer Gatchkevitch

Jennifer’s first Tim Burton experience was at the age of six, with The Nightmare Before Christmas, but she really became a fan when she saw Edward Scissorhands later that year. The imagery and empathy for the main character has made a big impact and remained with her over the years.

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