ACMI: SCORSESE Film and Public Programs July-September

As the SCORSESE exhibition at ACMI reaches its halfway mark, we wanted to share The Garb Wire’s pick of some new film and public programs running from now until September.


Delve further into the world of prolific auteur, Martin Scorsese. From cinefiles to the curious, these new events will instil a deeper appreciation for the work of the director, just by placing yourself there.

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Sandy Powell: Masterclass in Costume Design

Thursday 4 August, 6pm


Multi-Academy Award® and BAFTA winning costume designer, Sandy Powell OBE, will  appear live at ACMI providing insight into her incredible career on Thursday 4 August. Presented in partnership with Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), Sandy Powell: Masterclass in Costume Design is for lovers of costume design, as well as aspiring and emerging costume designers.

ACMI and MIFF present multi-Academy Award® and BAFTA winning costume designer, Sandy Powell OBE, in a special night of conversation, hosted by Associate Professor Jessica Bugg of the School of Fashion and Textiles at RMIT. The long-time Scorsese collaborator has designed for six Scorsese-directed films, notably taking home the 2005 Oscar® for Best Achievement in Costume Design for the acclaimed Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator. SCORSESE features costumes loaned by Powell exclusively for the exhibition’s Melbourne season, including dresses worn by Cate Blanchett and Gwen Stefani in The Aviator; Daniel Day Lewis in Gangs of New York; and three costumes from Hugo.

Sandy Powell: Masterclass in Costume Design is exclusive to ACMI during MIFF for one night only on Thursday 4 August at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now.


A Lunch Date with Sandy Powell and Rachel Griffiths

an ACMI Fundraising event

Friday 5 August, 2016


ACMI will host an exclusive and intimate luncheon featuring Sandy Powell and Australian actress, director and ACMI Board Member, Rachel Griffiths on Friday 5 August from 12pm to 3pm at the Sofitel on Collins Melbourne. Funds raised will support ACMI’s artist commissions. Individual tickets and tables for this exclusive event can be purchased here.


Scorsese Quiz Night

Friday 19 August, 6pm 


Are you the sharpest Scorsese fan on the Mean Streets? Have all the facts on raging bulls and Wall Street wolves? Join us for a fun evening of laughs, music, drinks, prizes and of course trivia, as we test your knowledge on all things Scorsese. Hosted by Jess McGuire and Paul Verhoeven.

Scorsese Quiz Night is a free event. For information and to register visit


SCORSESE Italian Voyage

An Italian Voyage through Melbourne

Sunday 21 August, 12.30pm


Take a journey through Melbourne’s rich Italian history, and take in an exceptional afternoon of great Italian food, music and film, with entertaining pop-up talks by renowned Italian-Australian personalities, plus a special screening of My Voyage to Italy (Il Mio Viaggio In Italia). Explore the multifaceted story of our city’s Italian heritage and history over a specially designed menu of food from the ACMI Cafe and Bar. Hosted by SBS Italian’s Magica Fossati and featuring chef and restaurateur Stefano de Pieri, former director of the Italian Historical Society Laura Mecca, local writer and editor Lisa Marie Corso, and music by eclectic multi-instrumentalist, composer and orchestra conductor Mirko Guerini. Presented in Partnership with SBS Radio.

An Italian Voyage through Melbourne info is available here. The event is free. Food and beverage packages can be purchased on the day. 



Scorsese: Friday Night Cinema


Stretch your SCORSESE experience on a Friday night by watching one of the director’s acclaimed films in Scorsese: Friday Night Cinema at 7pm, then drop into the exhibition while it’s open for extended hours on Friday nights.

The following titles will screen between July and September: After Hours (M), The Wolf of Wall Street (R18+), Shine a Light (M), and The Last Waltz (PG).

Families can also see Hugo 3D, Scorsese’s first and only children’s film and first foray into 3D technology, which screens in its 3D glory on a select few remaining dates.

Please note, there are no Scorsese: Friday Night Cinema sessions during Melbourne International Film Festival on 19 July, 5, 7 and 12 August.


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Misfits and Misdemeanours

Available to see 12noon to 5pm (daily)


For those who want to dig deeper still into the themes in Scorsese’s work, the Australian Mediatheque (located inside ACMI) has curated a special program called Misfits and Misdemeanours – a series of digital archival works that pay homage to the themes and characters in Scorsese’s films, alongside an analogue collection of films that inspired him. Both digital and analogue formats will be available to view in the Australian Mediatheque daily from 10am to 5pm. Good to know: the total running time is 03:23:56:00. 


Australian Mediatheque

Located at ACMI, the Australian Mediatheque is a free, permanent exhibition where the public can access moving image content for research, learning and entertainment with access to audio and video content from the collections of ACMI and the National Film and Sound Archive.

SCORSESE the exhibition is open at ACMI until Sunday 18 September 2016.  10am to 5pm Saturday to Thursday and until 9pm on Fridays.


Need to know:

  • For tickets and more information on SCORSESE Film and Public Programs visit ACMI‘s website or call 03 8663 2583.
  • Scorsese: Friday Night Cinema tickets and session information available here.
  • There are no Scorsese: Friday Night Cinema sessions during Melbourne International Film Festival on 19 July, 5, 7 and 12 August.

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