Featuring films directed by women in the 1980s and ’90s, kicked off by Gillian Armstrong’s 1979 film My Brilliant Career, the first Australian feature directed by a woman since the 1930s
July 21 - August 14
Astoria, New York, May 13, 2022 — From July 21 to August 14, Museum of the Moving Image will present the 20-film series Pioneering Women in Australian Cinema, featuring visionary independent female artists who, in the 1980s and ’90s, helped define a new era in the region’s cinema. It includes both feature films and shorts by a diverse set of filmmakers including Gillian Armstrong, Clara Law, Jane Campion, Tracey Moffatt, Ann Turner, Ana Kokkinos, Nadia Tass, Corinne Cantrill, Margot Nash, Jocelyn Moorhouse, and others—bringing together the work of widely celebrated directors and others who remain unknown to American audiences. Most of the films will be imported from Australia, offering a rare opportunity for these works to be seen in the United States. This series is co-presented with the Australian International Screen Forum.