Prom Night at the NFSA: Carrie Special Screening R 18+

A teenage girl and boy at Senior Prom. The girl is wearing a tiara and holding a bunch of flowers. The boy is wearing a tuxedo. They are both smiling.
16 December
Arc Cinema
Dir: Brian De Palma, R 18+, United States, 1976, 98mins, DCP,

Frock up for Prom Night at the NFSA and a special Saturday night screening of horror cult classic Carrie, hosted by Venus Mantrap.

For one night only, the NFSA will be transformed into a quintessential American prom night, complete with balloons, refreshments and music. Dress up and enjoy canapes in the 1970s-styled courtyard, with a drink on arrival, before the 8pm screening in Arc Cinema.

Adapted from Stephen King’s bestseller, Carrie redefined suspense and influenced countless high school films, from Jawbreaker to Mean Girls. Masterfully directed by Brian De Palma (Body Double, Blow Out) and starring Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie (both Oscar nominated for their performances) and John Travolta, this 1976 classic is essential viewing on the big screen!

‘The reason Carrie is still held in such high regard as a horror classic is very simple: it’s all in the sheer directorial bravado. De Palma at the top of his game’ – Empire Magazine



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.



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