The cast of Josie and the Pussycats - Tara Moss, Rachael Lee Cook and Rosario Dawson (publicity still)
Josie and Pussycats (2001)

ACMI presents

Josie and the Pussycats

Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan | United States | 2001 | PG

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Fri 9 Apr 2021

7pm (AEST)

Join us in person at ACMI or on Twitter to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this cult movie musical.

Come on girls, sit down! We’ll gossip!

Josie and the Pussycats (2001)

It was a box-office flop up at the time, but in the 20 years since Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont’s Josie and the Pussycats debuted in cinemas it has gone on to become a beloved cult classic championed by everyone from U2 to Doja Cat.

Reimagining the Archie Comics characters for a deeply satirical look at the music industry, upstart girl group The Pussycats discover a conspiracy to deliver subliminal messages through popular music.

Join best-selling author and screenwriter Maria Lewis – and host of the limited podcast series Josie and the Podcats – for this special watch party with behind-the-scenes info, exclusive interviews and some very special guests.

Join us at ACMI to watch the film or follow along via Twitter on #ACMIwatches.

Learn more

READ: Pussycats podcast dives deep on a cult classic flop
Peter Wells, Sydney Morning Herald, July 2020

Format: Digital
Language: English
Runtime: 98 mins

Event duration

98 mins



Where & How

Join us in person at ACMI
Swinburne Studio, Level 1
ACMI, Fed Square

On Twitter
If you can't join us in person follow the hashtag #ACMIwatches to join Maria Lewis (@moviemazz) and ACMI (@ACMI) on Twitter on Fri 9 April at 7pm AEST.

Find out where to buy or rent Josie and the Pussycats JustWatch.

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About the host

Maria Lewis

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 an Assistant Film Curator at ACMI.

Maria Lewis - host of ACMI Watch Party

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