CULT CLASSICS: THE CRAFT
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CULT CLASSICS: THE CRAFT

CULT CLASSICS AT THE NFSA WITH VENUS MANTRAP
Fri
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Fri 19 Apr 8:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
101 Mins | Cult Classics
April
Fri 19 Apr

1996 | DCP | US | D: Andrew Fleming  

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. 

When Sarah (Robin Tunney) relocates to LA from San Francisco, a trio of outcast Catholic schoolgirls welcome her to their circle, a coven in need of their fourth.  

Pitched as Carrie meets Cluelessthe next instalment in our Season of the Witch miniseries is quintessential mid-90s viewing, starring Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell and Rachel True.  

Gather your coven and revel in the magic of The Craftas the girls navigate the pitfalls of adolescence while grappling with newfound powers. Put on your pentagram chokers and warm up your cauldrons!  

The girls are all outsiders. Their classmates don't like them, which seems strange, since they have messy hair, slather on black lipstick, wear leather dog collars, smoke a lot, have rings piercing many of the penetrable parts of their bodies, sneer constantly, and, in short, look like normal, popular teenagers. At St Benedict's Academy, though, they're known as "The Bitches of Eastwick"  Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times 
 
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.
April
Fri 19 Apr

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601