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Wake in Fright - 35mm Print!

Wake in Fright - 35mm Print!

114 min - 1971| Drama Thriller
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“The quintessential Australian exploitation film…a harrowing journey, but one you’ll likely want to take again, very soon.” —Drew Taylor, Indiewire

“Vibrant with color, atmosphere, emotion, violence and dread.
It’s simultaneously terrifying and hilarious, a full-on shotgun blast to
the face of rediscovered 1970s weirdness… This tale of endless
debauchery is unforgettable.” 
Andrew O’hehir, Salon

Alongside MAD MAX and WALKABOUT, WAKE IN FRIGHT is widely acknowledged
as one of the seminal films in the development of modern Australian
cinema. Directed by Ted Kotcheff (FIRST BLOOD) and starring Donald
Pleasence (HALLOWEEN, THE GREAT ESCAPE), WAKE IN FRIGHT tells the
nightmarish story of a schoolteacher’s (Gary Bond) descent into personal
demoralization at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts while
stranded in a small town in outback Australia. Believed to be lost for
decades and virtually unseen in America until now, WAKE IN FRIGHT
returns fully-restored in stunning HD in what the New York Observer says
“may be the greatest Australian film ever made.”

“WAKE IN FRIGHT is a deeply – and I mean deeply – unsettling and
disturbing movie. I saw it when it premiered at Cannes in 1971, and it
left me speechless. Visually, dramatically, atmospherically and
psychologically, it’s beautifully calibrated and it gets under your skin
one encounter at a time, right along with the protagonist played by
Gary Bond. I’m excited that WAKE IN FRIGHT has been preserved and
restored and that it is finally getting the exposure it deserves.” —Martin Scorsese, 2012

Friday 12/14/2012

9:15 pm

Saturday 12/15/2012

9:45pm

Tuesday 12/18/2012

7:00 pm