Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War

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Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War


Raffertys Theatre


29 November 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

Sometimes a soft drink is more than just a soft drink. Take the two titans of popular carbonated beverages – Pepsi and Coke.

This is a funny, almost satirical film. Inspired by Jill Chen Louis’s book The Cola Wars, John Pilger’s Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War (1984) tells the story of the struggle between the ‘giants of carbonation and regurgitation, Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola’ – and how the two multinationals have influenced American politics.

Date & Time: Thursday 29 November at 7pm
Classification: PG
Year: 1984

Single Sessions
Riverside Members and 30 Club Free
Single Tickets Adults $15 Concession $12

Festival Four Pack $45 choose any four films from the festival excluding opening and closing events
Festival Pass $99 see as many films as you can (minimum five) during the festival excluding opening and closing events

Presented in partnership with

Reporter: John Pilger
Director: Alan Lowery
Production Company: Central Independent Television
Producer: Nicholas Claxton
Film Research: Raye Farr, Sue Sudbury
Camera: John Varnish
Sound: John Marshall
Film Editor: Paul Cleary
Production Assistant: Julie Stoner

Download the film notes for Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War

Burp! Pepsi v Coke in the Ice Cold War Film Notes

Ticket Options

Riverside Members $Free
30 Club $Free
Adults $15
Concession $12
Festival Four Pack $45
Festival Pass $99
Transaction fees apply
Screen $1.65


60 minutes

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