CHRISTMAS AT THE NFSA: DIE HARD BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
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CHRISTMAS AT THE NFSA: DIE HARD BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

ARC OUT LOUD
Fri
16
Fri Dec 16 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
132 Mins
December
Fri Dec 16

1988 |DCP |US| D: John McTiernan 
 
New York City policeman John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) and daughters on Christmas Eve. He joins her at a holiday party in the headquarters of the Japanese-owned business she works for.  
 
But the festivities are interrupted by a group of terrorists who take over the exclusive high-rise, and everyone in it. Very soon McClane realizes that there's no one to save the hostages  but him. 

It could be argued that for a film to qualify as a Christmas movieit should be released close to Christmas (not true for Die Hard), be intended for a family audience (again, not true for Die Hard) and spread a message of happiness and goodwill (…debatable in the case of Die Hard).  

But the Christmas theme and motif are central to Die Hard – and for us, that’s enough to win the argument! 
 
Know someone who thinks Die Hard is NOT a Christmas movie? Bring them to the NFSA with a Buy-One-Get-One-Free ticket to convince them! As Hans Gruber says, It’s Christmas, Theo! It’s the time of miracles! 
 
The very pinnacle of the '80s action movie’ – Empire Magazine 
 
This title is held in the NFSA collection. 

December
Fri Dec 16

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601