September 19, 2017
Roxy Cinema Artist Series: Sacred Bones Presents Wake In FrightSeptember 26, 2017
Sacred Bones presents a special 35MM screening of Australian Thriller WAKE IN FRIGHT preceded by Super 8MM experimental short TWELVE DARK NOONS, and music videos by NYC's Uniform with Q&A to follow with Jacqueline Castel, Caleb Braaten, and Michael Berdan. Complimentary zines featuring original artwork created for TWELVE DARK NOONS by Shawn Reed of Night People provided for attendees.
WAKE IN FRIGHT
Thriller / 1971 / 114 Minutes / Dir. Ted Kotcheff
"The best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence." - Nick Cave
"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." - Martin Scorsese
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 Pleasance (HALLOWEEN), 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 the Outback of Australia. Believed to be lost for decades and virtually unseen in American until now, WAKE IN FRIGHT returns fully restored in 35MM by the Drafthouse Films, in what the New York Observer says "may be the greatest Australian film ever made."
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