– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

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Collection Artist Interviews

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Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

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Artist’s Film Picks: Annette Messager

Get inside the mind of this international acclaimed French artist by watching this collection of her favourite films.

Sat 9, 16, 23, 30 Aug and 6, 13 Sep, 2pm

Sat 16 Aug
Lola Montès
115 minutes
Director: Max Ophuls
Classification: M
French with English Subtitles

Lola Montès is a visually ravishing, narratively daring dramatization of the life of the notorious courtesan and showgirl, played by Martine Carol. With his customary cinematographic flourish and, for the first time, vibrant color, Max Ophuls charts the course of Montès’s scandalous past through the invocations of the bombastic ringmaster (Peter Ustinov) of the American circus where she has ended up performing. Ophuls’s final film, Lola Montès is at once a magnificent romantic melodrama, a meditation on the lurid fascination with celebrity, and a one-of-a-kind movie spectacle

FREE, drop-in, over 15s only
Please be seated by 2pm

Sat 23 Aug: La Règle du Jeu Dir: Jean Renoir (1939)

Sat 30 Aug: Hiroshima Mon Amour Dir: Alain Resnais (1959)

Sat 6 Sep: De Battre Mon Coeur S’est Arrêté Dir: Jacques Audiard (2004)

Sat 13 Sep: Ghost Dog Dir: Jim Jarmusch (1999)

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– When

16 August 2014, 2:00-4:00pm

– Admission

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