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ACMI x Fed Square Present: Not-So-Silent Cinema

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Friday 2 December 2022
From 8pm

Saturday 3 December 2022
From 8pm

Sunday 4 December 2022
From 8pm

Sunday 12 March 2023
From 7:30pm


Main Square


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

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Presented by ACMI & Fed Square with the support of Creative Victoria & the City of Melbourne

Bask in the setting sun outside in Fed Square, with a free selection of silent films accompanied by some not-so-silent bands.

Pull up a deckchair and join us in celebrating the early days of cinema with this free program of silent films paired with newly composed and restaged live scores.

We’ll also be shouting you gelato each evening from our friends at Cups n Cones. Serving delicious house-made artisan gelato and sorbets, there will be a selection of nine flavours to suit everyone (6 dairy, 3 non-dairy). Available from 7.30pm-9.30pm or until exhausted (limit 1 per person).

Muraliwala with live score by Hari Sivanesan and the South Asian Music Ensemble

12 March, 7.30pm | Big Screen

Not-So-Silent Cinema returns to Fed Square’s Main Stage this Labour Day long weekend, with the Indian silent film Muraliwala (1927), accompanied by a live performance from acclaimed Indian classical-contemporary artist Hari Sivanesan and the South Asian Music Ensemble.

Previous events:

Silent Shorts with live score by Phillip Johnston

2 December, 8pm | Big Screen

Celebrate the start of summer out in the setting sun with some silent shorts – Cops  and Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) – accompanied by live scores by Phillip Johnston.

Vampyr with live score by Chiara Kickdrum

3 December, 8pm | Big Screen

As darkness descends over the Melbourne cityscape, join us for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s haunting foray into horror paired with an unsettling score by Chiara Kickdrum.

A Page of Madness with live score by Marcus Whale & Jacques Emery

4 December, 8pm | Big Screen

Join us as we present Japan’s most significant avant-garde film with a new score performed by Marcus Whale and Jacques Emery.

Not-So-Silent Cinema has been supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.

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