freaky fridays archive 2008 late night cult

Worship at the temple of cult cinema every Friday at 10pm.

Featuring the enigmatic, the anti-establishment, the quirky and movies so outrageously wrong they're right! Meet your friends at the ACMI Lounge before revelling in our cult picks - and watch for bonus shorts screenings!

Curated by Roberta Ciabarra.

Full $13  Concession $10 

Yellow Submarine

Psychedelic animated musical from 1968 featuring the music of the Beatles.

Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders' cult classic neo-western, written by Sam Shepard, soundtrack by Ry Cooder.

The Kids are Alright

Jeff Stein's anarchic music doco on legendary Brit rockers, The Who.


Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray in the indie hit by director Wes Anderson.

Glory to the Filmmaker!

Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano stars and directs in this off-the-wall spoof, direct from the Venice and Toronto film festivals.


Horror stylist Dario Argento directs Anthony Franciosa in his most shocking murder mystery. Imported print!


See how the Master of Suspense takes to the task of dispatching victims in Frenzy.

The Music of Chance

Philip Haas' darkly evocative adaptation of the Paul Auster novel.

Ju-On: The Grudge

The original 2003 J-Horror film by Takashi Shimuzu.

Ju-On: The Grudge 2

Toshio and his grudge-bearing mother are back in Takashi Shimizu's Japanese language sequel.

Annie Hall

Woody Allen's quintessential comedy about love, sex and neurosis in '70s New York.

Too Late Blues

Heart-throb crooner Bobby Darin is jazz musician 'Ghost' Wakefield.


Lee Van Cleef stars in the first and best of the Sabata trilogy with a finale packed with explosions and lightning-fast pistol duels.

Morvern Callar

Lynne Ramsay followed her haunting 1999 debut Ratcatcher with this euphoric, hypnotic film adapted from a novel by Alan Warner.


A painfully inept car salesman has the none-too-brilliant idea to hire a couple of goons to kidnap his wife.

Tirez sur le Pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player)

Charles Aznavour is a revelation as Charlie, a casually fatalistic, low-rent piano player working in a Parisian dive.

Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle)

Jean-Pierre Melville's terrifically enjoyable film paid homage to 1940s film noir, and in doing so inspired a whole new generation of genre stylists.

The Big Lebowski

LA slacker Jeffrey 'the Dude' Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire with the same name and finds himself enlisted as a go-between in a kidnap.

The Party

The irrepressible Peter Sellers is cast as bungling actor from New Delhi who ends up on the guest list of an exclusive party.

Play Misty for Me

Clint Eastwood was at his peak when he directed this thriller, playing a hip West Coast DJ who hooks up with a comely fan - and promptly regrets it.

Blue Velvet

David Lynch let Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell loose - to haunting effect - in his surreal 1986 trip through the underbelly of suburbia.


Margot Kidder in a brilliant turn as a young woman whose self-image splinters after she is surgically separated from her conjoined twin.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Terry Gilliam was almost destined to step up and adapt Hunter S. Thompson's 'unfilmable' counterculture classic.

Where the Buffalo Roam

Art Linson and John Kaye gamely appropriated the work of Hunter S. Thompson for a free-wheeling 1980 biopic, starring Bill Murray as Hunter.

El Mariachi

Robert Rodriguez not only shot his endlessly inventive debut feature on a scant budget, he made an instant classic.

Viva Maria!

French icons Jeanne Moreau and Brigitte Bardot take to the frontier trail in Louis Malle's delirious comic western from 1965.

Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome

This terrific new documentary goes on tour and backstage with Public Enemy, combining live concert footage with interviews from their contemporaries.


Encore! The funky, revolutionary, and fist-shakingly brilliant 1972 concert film returns.

the company of wolves

The dark, psychosexual undercurrents of the Little Red Riding Hood fairytale.

up the sandbox

Barbra Steisand, Fidel Castro and the Black Panthers - all in the same movie? Holy Yentl, Babs!!

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