Fri, 23 Nov 2018 @ 9:00 PM
Screening

WAKE IN FRIGHT screens in Sydney!

Golden Age Cinema screens this classic vision of outback despair!

Described by Nick Cave as “the best and most terrifying film about Australia in existence”, this deeply disturbing dive into alcohol drenched outback culture is a classic of Australian genre cinema!

Sydney teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) has been working at a remote school in the sun-baked Outback. To spend Christmas with his girlfriend in the city, Grant needs to travel via Bundanyabba, or ‘the Yabba’, a nearby mining town rife with back-door two-up games and a suspicious attitude towards anyone who doesn’t chain-drink. When he loses his money in a rookie gambling mistake, Grant is forced to spend the night with the locals, including Dick (Jack Thompson) and the menacingly bear-soaked town doctor (Donald Pleasence). He doesn’t have a good night.