Scary of Sixty-First, The

Arcadia presents ‘A Very Scary Christmas’: Wednesday 15 December, 7.00pm. Tickets on sale now!
Join us for a special event screening of THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, a gleefully deranged interrogation of our conspiracy-fuelled times. Shot during the festive season only a few months after Jeffrey Epstein’s death, this brash, gutsy and morbidly funny film is driven by a palpable outrage and an acutely self-aware sense of the zeitgeist.

Ticket includes a drink on entry and a pre-recorded Q&A with writer/director/star Dasha Nekrasova, also known as the host of lightning-rod podcast Red Scare and her roles in Succession (HBO) and The Serpent (Netflix). Hosted by Osman Faruqi (Award-winning journalist and host of 7AM and The Culture podcasts.

Two roommates' lives are upended after discovering that their curiously affordable Manhattan apartment harbours a dark secret in Dasha Nekrasova's transgressive conspiratorial thriller. THE SCARY OF SIXTY-FIRST, shot on grainy 16mm film and cheekily referencing everything from 1970s horror to today’s news, ramps up the tension while keeping its tongue firmly planted in its cheek. Driven by a palpable outrage and an acutely self-aware sense of the zeitgeist, Nekrasova’s film was the winner of Best First Feature at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival.

This feature contains scenes that may be distressing for some viewers, please consult the Australian Classification website for more detailed information.
Wednesday, 15th December

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Thursday, 16 Dec 2021
Rating R18+
Genre Thriller
Running Time 81
New & Noteworthy
Closed Caption CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement