Naughty & Nice Christmas Film Festival
Screening 15 merry and twisted festive flicks now that the jolliest time of year is here.
Since cinemas reopened in Brisbane, Dendy has been celebrating by hosting a number of themed film festivals. So far, it has focused on excellent anime, top-notch queer cinema and big-screen musicals — and now, for its last movie showcase of 2020, it's heading into the obvious festive territory at both Coorparoo and Portside.
Don't go thinking that the Naughty & Nice Christmas Film Festival is only playing jolly and merry movies, though. If you like your seasonal cinema shenanigans with a tad more darkness than Home Alone's hijinks, your tastes are catered for, too. Yes, Home Alone is on the bill. Of course it is. But so is Finland's out-there Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a Die Hard and Die Hard 2 double feature, the Mel Gibson-starring Fatman and musical zombie flick Anna and the Apocalypse.
In the more jovial camp, you can also watch The Nightmare Before Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Miracle on 34th Street — plus The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Santa Clause, Elf and The Man Who Invented Christmas.
Each title plays at different times on different days during the fest — and some only at Coorparoo — so make sure to check the session schedule before hopping in your sleigh and heading along.
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