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May 26, 2012 by Van Roberts

Do you lament the end of video? Do you have a soft spot for little-known films? Are you fond of the ‘80s? Then CineCult303 a monthly screening of “obscure and obsessive cinema” is for you.

CineCult launched in 2009 as a “mad and groovy collision of styles, genres, place and time. CineCult goes to the limits of sanity.” Their words. This year’s highlights have include Blood Sport, Lady Stay Dead and Beaver Trilogy in which Sean Penn plays “Groovin’ Gary” a rabid Olivia Newton-John fan. Never heard of these movies? That’s half the fun.

In the cosy setting of Bar 303, abandoned films are introduced to a new audience. After a drink and chat, the crowd settle down to watch a movie that could be sexploitation (Viva), set at the Worldvision Song Content (The Apple) or star Gene Simmons as a hermaphrodite (Never too young to die!). As CineCult say on their website “insanity and VHS abound.”

CineCult303 is held monthly. Entry is a gold coin donation. Arrive early for “ringside seats.”


Bar 303

303 High St, Northcote



Bar 303

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Van Roberts

Van is a Melbourne freelance writer. She has contributed to Frankie, Time Out, RHUM and The Pluck. A book of poetry will be released soon.

Van spent hours on a typewriter as a child, which gave her a love for the written word. She also has an appreciation for wrestling, tequila and coffee. Van writes a blog, Scribbley-Ness.

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