Mise En Scenesters will present a screening of Wake in Fright, a film that is a lost classic. It has never been available on VHS or DVD, but after having been deemed lost for years has been recovered and restored. The screening is a one-night only event and is the only place in Chattanooga to see this film.
Review for Wake in Fright:
Alongside Mad Max and Walkabout, Wake in Fright is widely acknowledged as one of the seminal films in the development of modern Australian cinema. Directed by Ted Kotcheff (First Blood) and starring Donald Pleasence (Halloween, The Great Escape), Wake in Fright tells the nightmarish story of a schoolteacher’s (Gary Bond) descent into personal demoralization at the hands of drunken, deranged derelicts while stranded in a small town in outback Australia.
Admission is $5 and it will be shown at Barking Legs Theatre on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy the many splendors of the MES pre-show reel.