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Wake in Fright: Arthouse 101: International New Wave


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Wake in Fright: Arthouse 101: International New Wave

Wake in Fright: Arthouse 101: International New Wave

Take a drink and have a fight with the next entry in our Arthouse 101: International New Wave series -- Ted Kotcheff's 1971 psychological thriller, Wake in Fright.

John Grant is a bonded teacher who arrives in the unforgiving outback mining town of Bundanyabba. Planning to stay overnight before catching a plane to Sydney, Grant slowly becomes subject to the town's intriguing yet dangerous influence. As one night stretches into several, Grant begins a free-fall into self-destruction.

Having developed a reputation as Australia's great "lost film" following the loss of its master negative, the deafening power of Wake in Fright is only matched by its own monolithic status.

The Frida Cinema's Art House 101: International New Wave series has been made possible with generous support from the City of Santa Ana.

City of Santa Ana

  • Rating R
  • Running time 109
  • Genre Arthouse 101

Movie Times

Tuesday, May 21st