Drive MA 15+

A man in a silver jacket wearing leather driving gloves and carrying a bag stands in front of souped-up car on a neon-lit street at night
02 March
Arc Cinema
$25/$20 (Enlighten After Dark)
Dir: Nicolas Winding Refn, MA 15+, United States, 2011, 100mins, DCP,

Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks star in this high-action crime drama, based on James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name.

Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver (‘The Driver’) who gets himself into trouble when he starts side-hustling as a getaway driver.  

Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. Drive showcases his signature use of high-colour contrast, a style he attributes to colour blindness that prevents him from seeing mid-tones. 

‘Though both highly stylised and highly stylish, Drive isn't hurting for substance. It has rich, complex characters and a storyline that's both emotionally engaging and almost sickeningly suspenseful’ – Slate  


+ Neon Nights

Ticket includes access to Neon Nights activities from 7.30pm: 

Immerse yourself in neon glam with a range of interactive experiences across our revitalised Acton headquarters. Don your leg warmers, grab a drink at the bar, enjoy music in the courtyard, and explore The Library and Mediatheque, with a curated focus on 1980s film and sound.

Plus, discover the history and influence of neon lights with an open screening of Australian documentary Neon in the Theatrette.


2015| PG | 81 mins | AUS | D: Lawrence Johnston



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