WAKE IN FRIGHT
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WAKE IN FRIGHT

AUSTRALIAN HEAT!
Sat
16
Sat Jan 16 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
General Admission
109 Mins
January
Sat Jan 16

1971| 35 mm | AUS | D: Ted Kotcheff

In a two-building town in the Australian desert, a young schoolteacher, John, in suit and tie lights a cigarette and orders a beer in an otherwise empty hotel bar. He’s waiting for the afternoon train that will take him on to the next town, from which he plans to fly home to Sydney for the holidays.

But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted in himself and the situation, John tries to hitchhike out of town, but when that fails, he begins to contemplate his end.

‘One of the greatest Aussie films of all time.’ – ABC Radio
January
Sat Jan 16

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601