Arc Out Loud: Mommie Dearest – Bad Movie Bingo

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26 February
8.00pm
Location informationArc Cinema
Event cost$12 / $10

Continuing our series of interactive, ‘out loud’ screenings. Some films deserve hushed reverence and quiet contemplation... these are not those films.  

In this adaptation of Christina Crawford’s infamous book about her upbringing, glamorous yet lonely star Joan Crawford (Faye Dunaway) takes in two orphans, and at first their unconventional family seems happy.

But after Joan's attempts at romantic fulfilment go sour and she is fired from her contract with MGM studios, her callous and abusive behaviour towards her daughter Christina (Diana Scarwid) becomes even more pronounced.

Christina leaves home and takes her first acting role, only to find her mother's presence still overshadowing her.

Mommie Dearest divided critics upon its release but has found a home with cult and queer audiences in the decades since. Come revel in the film's camp glory and play along with a round of bad movie bingo!

Mommie Dearest becomes a kind of homage to the monster herself – emotions are splendid, the scenes so dramatic, the experience so incandescent’ – The Spectator 

 

Arrive early for a Pre-screening Drink

Due to current liquor licensing restrictions, alcoholic beverages cannot be taken into Arc cinema. Please plan to arrive early to enjoy a drink in our lovely courtyard!

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