CULT CLASSICS: FATAL ATTRACTION
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CULT CLASSICS: FATAL ATTRACTION

CULT CLASSICS AT THE NFSA WITH VENUS MANTRAP
Fri
23
Fri 23 Feb 8:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
116 Mins
1987 | DCP | US | D: Adrian Lyne 

Arc Cinema presents a series of Friday night filmic feasts hosted by Venus Mantrap, local drag artist and culture warrior.  
 
Cult Classics at the NFSA plumbs the archives to showcase cinema with bite, edgy movies and fan favourites  films that unnerve, push buttons, ask questions and just look good on the big screen!  
 
If you're a sucker for nostalgia or curious about forgotten gems, join Venus as we venture into the 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond  with special guests, surprise performances, trivia and best-dressed contests. Gather your tribe of rowdy rebels and misfits and join Venus for Fright Night! 

Ditch the cliches this Valentine’s Day season and revisit the film responsible for the term bunny boilerFatal Attraction, starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close 

While this Oscar-nominated film retains its firm grasp as a sophisticated and sexy thriller, the lens in which we view its central characters  and their behaviours  has transformed.  


Join Venus Mantrap on an excursion to 1980s Manhattan with this iconic film directed by Adrian Lyne, whose erotic escapades also include 9 ½ Weeks (1986) and Indecent Proposal (1993). This one-night stand will be one to remember! 


Features pre-show performance! 


Two absolutely riveting performances and a smart reversal of the usual male-female stalker scenario leave behind a nasty taste and an unforgettable cinema experience  Angie Errigo, Empire 


A glossy, confident piece of studio engineering cast and packaged for maximum prestige, Fatal Attraction was a genuine phenomenon [that was] nominated for six Academy Awards and grossed $320 million at the box office  Adam Nayman, The Ringer 
 
This screening is part of our season 
Cult Classics at the NFSA with Venus Mantrap. 

Venus Mantrap 
Venus Mantrap is an androgynous construct whose roots are firmly planted in the world of drag. Exploring aspects of cabaret, performance-art and comedy during live shows, Mantrap has produced The Bowie Ball and starred in the one-person-shows Life, Love and Lip Syncing and Valley of the Molls. Venus is regularly found at Smith's Alternative as the MC of Cabaret Voltaire and has been a featured artist at Glitterbox, LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club, Drag Cabaret and Finucane and Smith's touring show Dancehall. Follow them on Instagram at @the_venus_mantrap.  


Arc Cinema

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