Dead-End Drive-In (1986) and The Man from Hong Kong (1975) double-bill screening with Director Q&A


Saturday June 18th, 2022

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The Man from Hong Kong (1975)
and
Dead-End Drive-In (1986)
double-bill
screening

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Tickets available >here<.

Find the Facebook event >here<.

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Presented by Reel Spirit – a collaboration between Reel Steel and the Spirit of Independence Film Festival – this feature double-bill celebrating independent cult cinema highlights the ‘Ozploitation’ genre, with a pair of films directed by legendary cult film director Brian Trenchard-Smith.

Dead End Drive-In (1986) shows us a dystopian near-future, where the economy has crumbled and the authorities have turned drive-in movie theatres into prison camps.
Existing as a microcosm of society, reflecting issues of unemployment, the state and division between communities, Dead End Drive-In packs a pertinent social narrative alongside explosive action set pieces, in the movie theatre where the price of admission is the rest of your life.

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The Man From Hong Kong (1975) sees Jimmy Wang Yu (star of classic kung-fu cinema including Master of the Flying Guillotine) play a Hong Kong detective who travels to Sydney on an international investigation into drug trafficking, stopping at nothing through an unfamiliar land to bring down a criminal kingpin (played by George Lazenby – James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service).
Featuring extraordinary car chases, thrilling fight choreography and dangerous stunts, The Man From Hong Kong is a true Ozploitation classic.

Part of the ‘new wave’ of exploitation films in Australian cinema popularised in the 1970s and 80s – particularly around films such as 1979’s Mad Max – often low-budget, high-octane and anti-authoritarian, these films showed the spirit of independent film-making while going on to achieve a cult status.

This screening will have a very special in-person introduction and Q&A with director Brian Trenchard-Smith.

Brian-Trenchard-Smith

With a career spanning over four decades, and a multitude of cult movie favourites to his name – including BMX Bandits, Night of the Demons II, and Leprechaun 3 – Brian is known for large-scale movies on small-scale budgets, with Quentin Tarantino naming him as his “favourite obscure director”.

Saturday June 18th, at the Showroom Cinema.

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6:30pm – Director introduction.
6:45pm – Dead-End Drive-In.
– interval –
8:30pm – Interview + Q&A with director.
9pm – The Man from Hong Kong.

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Tickets available >here<.

Find the Facebook event >here<.

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A double-bill presenting audiences with an introduction to this lesser-known genre in cinema.

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