Previously at the ICA - Films
13 Mar 2009 – 26 Mar 2009
This documentary's strap line - The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation - gives you a better idea of the direction in which this deliriously disreputable documentary takes us. A rude, crude, gory and action-packed journey through the untamed outback of cinema, NQH charts the 'evolution' of Australia's indigenous exploitation industry from the 70s and 80s up to the present day. A country with virtually no cinematic reputation suddenly came into its own not because of films like Picnic at Hanging Rock and My Beautiful Career but with Barry Humphries' Les Patterson vehicles, the legendary kung-fu thriller The Man from Hong Kong and, best-known of the bunch, Mad Max. But this is just scratching the surface of the wonders to be discovered in a film rammed with horror, violence, sex and scandal.
Released by Optimum.
There will be director Q&As after the screenings on Friday 13 at 8.30pm, Saturday 14 at 7pm and Monday 16 at 6.15pm.
Dir Mark Hartley, Australia 2008, 103 minutes, Cert 18