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Wake In Fright
A film by Ted Kotcheff. An Australian classic and one of the most important Australian films ever produced, Wake in Fright is screening at Riverside Theatres on Monday, 5 August 2013. Psychologically confronting and brutal, yet visually stunning, Wake in Fright tells the story of a young English teacher, John Grant (Gary Bond) who arrives at an outback mining town planning to stay overnight en route to Sydney, however fate intervenes.
Cnr Church & Market Sts, Parramatta
Monday 5 August
Members $7, Non-Members $12
Buy / Ticket: http://www.riversideparramatta.com.au/
Based on Kenneth Cook’s 1961 novel, the movie was produced in 1971 directed by Ted Kotcheff. Nominated for the Golden Palm Award, it is thought by many in the film industry to be the start of the renaissance of Australian movies.
In 1996 its producer, the veteran entertainer, Bobby Limb, wondered what had become of the film. A 10 year search by the screen editor, Tony Buckley, found the negative in a CBS vault in Pittsburgh. He collaborated with the National Film and Sound Archive to painstakingly restore the film, returning it to its original version.
Screen Café is a series of monthly film screenings at Riverside Theatres which brings film enthusiasts and filmmakers together to watch, learn, discuss and network in a candid, interactive and inclusive atmosphere.