MASCULINITY DOUBLE BILL
This Sunday it’s exploitation week, first up is the dark exploration into masculinity WAKE IN FRIGHT. Made in a decade in which men had started to question their position in society several films came out examining the male on male relationship from CLOCKWORK ORANGE to DELIVERANCE. What makes WAKE IN FRIGHT a standout piece of art as well as a visually exciting well-paced visual narrative that balances social realism and existential horror.
This subversive portrayal of the Australian outback effortlessly sustains a surreal waking nightmare, and by keeping it with a socio-realist context it makes the horror more uncomfortable as you question what is real and what is abstract. This film is a clever brutal yet gripping reflection on masculinity and morality is a must for any film fan, filmmaker and dare I say it feminist. Followed by SPASMO this classic Euro-shock classic is the perfect end to a night dedicated to masculinity on screen with it tongue firmly in its cheek this Sunday will be a night to leave your preconceptions at the door. With the usual free popcorn and rum.