CULT CLASSICS: GHOSTBUSTERS - 40th ANNIVERSARY
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CULT CLASSICS: GHOSTBUSTERS - 40th ANNIVERSARY

CULT CLASSICS AT THE NFSA WITH VENUS MANTRAP
Fri
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Fri 22 Nov 8:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
104 Mins | Cult Classics
November
Fri 22 Nov

1984 | DCP | US | D: Ivan Reitman  

Arc Cinema presents a series of irreverent Friday night filmic feasts, curated and hosted by drag artist and culture warrior Venus Mantrap.    

Cult Classics with Venus Mantrap plumbs the archives to showcase cinema with bite: films that unnerve, push buttons, ask questions and just look good on the big screen! Gather your tribe of misfits and rowdy rebels and join Venus for edgy movies, fan favourites and hidden gems.  

Ghostbusters blurred genres before it was popular, delivering a string of quotable one-liners that have become part of the pop-culture lexiconForty years later, it remains a staple with diehard fans and emerging generations alike.  

Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Rick MoranisGhostbusters was the second-highest grossing film of 1984 and quickly became a cultural phenomenon.  

Appealing to adults and children alike, the sharp script by Aykroyd and Ramis marries perfectly to the innovative design and special effects (themselves absolutely charming and definitely of their time and budget) 

From the iconic first sighting until the credits roll, this is a rollercoaster you won’t want to endCome and get slimed at Arc Cinema as we raise a glass to this classic film, that deserves to be seen on the big screen with a full house 

Ghostbusters is one of those rare movies where the original, fragile comic vision has survived a multimillion-dollar production  Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times 

Whoever thought of having evil's final manifestation take the form of a 100-foot marshmallow deserves the rational mind's eternal gratitude  Richard SchickelTIME Magazine 

Includes a pre-screening introduction and live performance by 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. 


(Image credit: Cassie Abraham) 

Viewer discretion advice 

Cult Classics performances and screenings contain coarse language and adult themes, which some viewers may find offensive. Viewer discretion is advised 
November
Fri 22 Nov

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601