Medium Rare (1991) | State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters

3 tickets: $20 || 5 tickets: $30
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Director: Arthur Smith
Runtime: 91 min
Country: Singapore
Language: English
Rating: NC16 (Some Disturbing Scenes)

A sceptical Australian journalist pursues an exclusive story about a Singaporean medium claiming to have supernatural abilities. The medium’s powers draw her in against her will and brings her perilously close to doom.

Loosely based on the Adrian Lim ritual murders in 1980s Singapore, Medium Rare was released as Singapore’s first fulllength English-language film. The film features familiar local landmarks such as a Peranakan house on Tong Watt Road, a house on Mount Pleasant Drive, Giok Hong Tian Temple on Havelock Road, East Coast Park and the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Screening courtesy of Derrol Stepenny Promotions.

30 June, Sunday - 5pm

- All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
- Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above).
- Please check film ratings before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).



Monsters have entertained and united us through our fear – from the genre defining Orang Minyak to the enduring image of Godzilla tearing through the streets of Tokyo – A Fear of Monsters explores the monsters that have traversed folklores and popular culture to the silver screen.

Featuring Asian horror films from the 1950s – 2000s, this programme is a cinematic continuation of AFA’s exhibition, State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters.

View the full list of films here.

Getting to Oldham Theatre
Address: National Archives of Singapore, 1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868

By Bus
Armenian Church 04142: 2, 2a, 12, 12e, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 197
Old Hill Street Police Station 04223: 124, 145, 147, 166, 174, 174e, 190, 851, 851e

A 5-minute walk from City Hall (Exit B), Clarke Quay (Exit E) and Bras Basah (Exit D/E)

Parking is available at:
Registry of Marriages (ROM)
Fort Canning Park
The Bible House
Singapore Management University (SMU)
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[General] Medium Rare (1991) - 30 June, 5pm $10.00
[Concession] Medium Rare (1991) - 30 June, 5pm $9.00
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1 Canning Rise, Singapore 179868 Singapore
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