As part of ACMI's bold new $40 million look, the cultural cinema hub has also launched a new streaming and video-on-demand service. It's an extension of its Fed Square offering, with a tightly curated selection of films that tie into the museum's exhibitions and screenings.
It's free to join; you're only charged for rental fees for the movies you want to watch. After paying, you have a certain number of days to watch your rental, and only 48 hours after you first hit “play” to finish it (though you can replay as many times as you want within those two days).
Currently available to stream are groundbreaking Academy Award winner Parasite; the star-studded slow-burn thriller A Bigger Splash, by Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino; Japanese drama Shoplifters, about a ragtag family and its unconventional lifestyle; and French New Wave pioneer Breathless, highly regarded as one of the best films of all time.
New films are added fortnightly. On Wednesday the new crop will include selections from the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.