WAKE IN FRIGHT Movie Night
Time & Location
About The Event
"Wake in Fright screened in full, while the exceptionally fitting Rhyece O'Neill Band bring the movie to life with an original live soundtrack." - Cactus Records Clip - https://youtu.be/s42EHZux0jM Rhyece O'Neill Band presents a live, original soundtrack to the Australian cult classic, Wake in Fright. In this performance, the band pay homage to this cult film, situating themselves off to the side of the screen, much like an orchestra would for a play, letting the already intense nature of the film take centre stage as they compliment the spaces between dialogue with desert blues guitar and driving drums.
Filmed in 1971, Wake in Fright delves into the brutal horrors and isolation of outback Australia, as an English school teacher begins his descent into madness. It was described by Robert Ebert as "Powerful, genuinely shocking and rather amazing" and Martin Scorsese reported "It left me speechless".
The live desert blues interpretation of the film both shocked and thrilled audience members at the first sold out performance at Cactus Room, Melbourne in July 19’. Viewers of the successful screening stated that the live performance both enhanced and supported the already great film and is sure to be synonymous with their memory of an already well loved classic.
7.00pm doors // $20/25 // Limited capacity get in early!
Mo's Desert Clubhouse is a CoVid safe venue with responsible services of alcohol.
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