Melbourne’s presents Summer School Holidays at ACMI from Saturday 17 December 2011 to Tuesday 31 January 2012.
Journey through the fact and fiction of space exploration from Fritz Lang to the moon landing, to Star
Trek and Avatar.
ACMI presents the world premiere of Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen, a major exhibition charting the history and future of space exploration as experienced through the moving image.
Combining scientific and documentary footage with feature films and video artwork, the Star Voyager exhibition celebrates an enduring fascination with space travel through the imaginations of artists, scientists and astronauts.
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see real NASA artefacts used in space plus film production materials, including costumes from Star Trek, Austin Powers and Total Recall. The exhibition also features an exciting new work, developed here in Melbourne, allowing visitors to explore the surface of Mars in 3D.
Exhibition open daily 10am-6pm
Location ACMI, Gallery 1
Admission Adult $16.50, Concession $12, ACMI Member $11
Family $46 (2 adults, 3 children)
Child (aged 4-15) $9
Unlimited entry: Full $40, Concession $30, ACMI Member $27
Bookings Buy tickets online www.acmi.net.au or call 03 8663 2583
Sat 17 Dec to Sat 24 Dec, 10.30am and 1pm daily
Santa’s Apprentice G
With Santa due to retire, who will be the perfect replacement?! Seven-year-old Australian boy Nicholas struggles with the ups and downs of becoming the next Santa Claus. Of course, he wants to be the best Santa there ever was but it’s a big responsibility and the transition won’t be smooth. Thanks to his mentors, Santa and Waldorf, however, Nicholas learns the true meaning of Christmas.
This animated adventure boasts an all star Australian voice cast including Shane Jacobson, Magda Szubanski, Delta Goodrem, Max Cullen and Hugh Sheridan.
Mon 26 Dec 2011 to Sun 1 Jan 2012, 10.30am and 1pm daily
The Dish M
Starring honorary Australian Sam Neil, The Dish is very much a comedy, but based on actual events. In 1969, Australia became a crucial part of the space race as the location of one of the world’s largest radio telescope dishes. The ‘dish’ was essential to collecting the revelatory images from the Apollo 11 mission. A film with plenty of charm and requisite Australian larrikins, The Dish perfectly captures the spirit of the times in which it is set. Screens as part of Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen.
Mon 2 Jan to Sun 8 Jan, 10.30am and 1pm daily, and Fri 13 Jan to Sun 15 Jan, 10.30am and 1pm daily
Muppets from Space G
At long last, the secret of just what the Great Gonzo happens to be is revealed! When Gonzo and his friend Rizzo the Rat hit the road in search of their roots, Gonzo makes a shocking discovery: his parents are actually space aliens from another galaxy!
Muppets from Space again pairs the late Jim Henson’s creations with a stellar cast of humans, including F. Murray Abraham, David Arquette, Ray Liotta, Andie MacDowell and Katie Holmes. Muppets from Space screens as part of ACMI’s current Gallery 1 exhibition Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen.
Mon 16 Jan to Sun 22 Jan, 10.30am and 1pm daily
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone PG
Take a trip back in time and space to the 1980s in this overlooked classic starring Molly Ringwald. In this sci-fi adventure, three women have been shipwrecked somewhere in the galaxy on planet Terra Eleven. Wolff (Peter Strauss), the pilot of a salvage ship, his friend Washington (Ernie Hudson) and the orphaned Niki (Molly Ringwald) set out to rescue them.
Spacehunter screens as part of the Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen exhibition.
Mon 23 Jan to Tue 31 Jan, 10.30am and 1pm daily
Zathura: A Space Adventure PG
Zathura is a thrilling kids’ sci-fi adventure loaded with special effects. Brothers Walter, 10, and Danny, 6, discover a dust-laden game in the basement. When they take it upstairs to play, weird things start to happen including a meteor shower that demolishes the living room! Starring Tim Robbins, Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard and Kristen Stewart.
Screens as part of ACMI’s Star Voyager: Exploring Space on Screen exhibition.
Space Explorers: The Ultimate Space Adventure
Be the star of your very own space adventure movie in this green screen school holiday workshop. Put on your flight suit, fire up the rockets and launch into a space adventure. Explore the stars and planets, then sit back and watch the premiere screening of your space explorer’s movie. As space explorers kids get the chance to star in their very own space movie using green screen technology. Recommended for Kids aged 4 to 12
Dates Mon 9 Jan to Fri 27 Jan, weekdays only
Times 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm (45 min sessions)
Admission Free, register for a session on the day
Location ACMI, Studio 1
Make a Movie: Space is the Place
Get ready for your intergalactic close up! In this hands-on workshop, participants will work in small groups to learn how to create a short live-action film inspired by outer space.
Under the guidance of ACMI filmmakers, you will pitch your ideas, create a script and storyboard, then act, direct and operate a camera, filming in ACMI and ‘on location’ around Federation Square. Next, you’ll step into the studio to cut together your film and add a soundtrack. On Friday afternoon, you can invite two special guests to the red carpet film premiere in Studio 1. The cost of the workshop includes a take home USB flash drive containing the finished film.
Suitable for 9 to 12 year olds.
Dates Wed 11 Jan – Fri 13 Jan 2012, 10am-4pm
Location ACMI, The Cube
Admission Full $270 Concession $220 (includes USB flash drive)
For information or bookings please call (03) 8663 2583
For more information visit the ACMI website