Advance Screening – SUSPIRIA (2018) – Chauvel Cinema

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Be among the first in Australia to witness the unsettling and original remake of the 1977 cult horror classic Suspiria, from Academy Award Nominee Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), on October 31st at Chauvel Cinema, presented in collaboration with 4:3‘s film programming collective, Static Vision.

Featuring a powerful female cast, including Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Mia Goth, and a haunting score composed by Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke, Suspiria (2018) is simultaneously gorgeous and horrifying, and is uncompromising in its depiction of human natures brutality and what it means for the future of mankind.

We are also proud to host a post-film panel discussion with film critics and academics, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, author of Devil’s Advocates: Suspiria and several other publications on cult, horror and exploitation cinema; film critic Dr. Lauren Carroll Harris, writer for The Guardian Australia and contributing editor for Kill Your Darlings, ABC and The Monthly; and Dr. Olivia Oliver-Hopkins, a Sydney Film Festival panellist and PhD graduate whose work examines the representation of political and social issues in contemporary horror films.

And what better night than Halloween to experience all of this?  We’re anticipating strong demand for this special advance screening so book now to avoid disappointment.

Dates, Locations & Tickets


Suspiria (2018) | Chauvel Cinema

Wednesday, October 31 | 6:30pm
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Young American dancer Susie Bannion arrives in 1970s Berlin to audition for the worldrenowned
Helena Markos Dance Company, stunning the troupe’s famed choreographer, Madame
Blanc, with her raw talent. When she vaults to the role of lead dancer, Olga, the previous lead,
breaks down and accuses the company’s female directors of being witches. As rehearsals intensify
for the final performance of the company’s signature piece, Susie and Madame Blanc grow strangely
close, suggesting that Susie’s purpose in the company goes beyond merely dancing. Meanwhile, an
inquisitive psychotherapist trying to uncover the company’s dark secrets enlists the help of another
dancer, who probes the depths of the studio’s hidden underground chambers, where horrific
discoveries await.


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