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Suspiria: Film and Concert

(Rated R18)

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A music and film event presented by Sydney Solstice

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Overview

Join Golden Age and members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship this winter for a special music and film event, inspired by Dario Argento’s giallo masterpiece Suspiria (1977). Arriving in the middle of a brutal storm, young American ballerina Suzy Bannion (Jessica Harper) sees and hears too much on the way to her new prestigious German dance academy, which sits just outside of the Black Forest. A ballerina has gone missing, there are weird footsteps at night, and the grand dames of the school appear to have a witchy agenda beyond jetés and pliés.

Why You Should See This Film

Italian prog-rock legends Goblin provide the ultimate horror soundtrack to complement Argento’s saturated cinematography and exquisite ‘70s faux-Art-Nouveau production design. Argento was visually inspired by Walt Disney’s classic fairy-tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which led to Suspiria being the final film to be processed in famously vibrant three-strip Technicolor. Keep your eyes peeled for the director’s killer cameo!

PRESENTED BY SYDNEY SOLSTICE

As part of the Sydney Solstice Festival, we will be presenting Suspiria in all its red-and-pink-hued glory, paired with a sublime and chilling live musical performance. Commencing at 8pm in the Golden Age Bar, a string quartet from members of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program will perform music inspired by this cult classic and other works that conjure images of the unknown.

This will be followed by a screening of the film at 9pm. We cordially invite horror fans and music lovers with a taste for high drama to join us for classic cocktails, sophisticated strings and an uncensored screening of one of the most devilish films ever made.

Please note: Gift Passes and Golden Age Film Club discounts are not redeemable for this special one-off event.

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  • Year: 1977
  • Rating: R18
  • Director: Dario Argento
  • Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci
  • Duration: 92 minutes
  • Language: English
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