Key art for Birds of Prey (2020)
Birds of Prey (2020)

ACMI presents

Birds of Prey

(and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Cathy Yan | United States of America | 2020 | MA15+

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Fri 8 May 2020

7pm (AEST)

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Grab your popcorn and cuddle up with a hyena, it’s time to watch Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) with pop culture critic, ACMI writer and Number 1 BOP fan Maria Lewis.

Starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and brought to life by Robbie’s own production company Lucky Chap Entertainment, BOP is a high octane film of firsts. Not only is it the first big screen all-female superhero team movie, it’s also based on the first all-female superhero comic book team.

BOP’s diverse pool of female talent isn’t just in front of the camera, but behind it as well. Directed by Cathy Yan and written by British-Taiwanese screenwriter Christina Hodson, together they’ve lovingly recreated characters who are dirty, funny and sexy in a way that doesn’t consider the male gaze let alone cater for it.

Further reading

Read Maria Lewis’ review of Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) for Geek of Oz before you see the film.

Format: DCP, Colour
Language: English
Courtesy: Roadshow Films
Runtime: 109

Event duration

109 mins



Strong themes, violence and coarse language


Follow the hashtag #ACMIwatches to join Maria (@moviemazz) and ACMI (@ACMI) on Twitter on Friday 8 May at 7pm AEST.

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About the host

Maria Lewis is the best-selling author of several globally published novels, including the Aurealis Award-winning The Witch Who Courted Death. A screenwriter working in film and television, she has been a journalist for over 16 years with her writing on film and pop culture appearing in publications such as The Guardian, New York Post, Empire Magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, Penthouse, Junkee, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph among others. She is a writer/editor at ACMI.

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