Wake in Fright

'Wake in Fright' Trailer: A Long Lost Classic Returns

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by Jacob Hall September 23, 2012 @ 9:00 AM
Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films may be fine purveyors of schlock, but they also know a thing or two about genuinely great movies. How else do you explain them acquiring the rights to 'Wake in Fright,' a 1971 Cannes Film Festival champion that seemingly vanished off the face of the planet in the decades after its unsuccessful commercial release? The film has not only been discovered and restored, it's playing at Fantastic Fest this week.
And wouldn't you know it: a trailer for this restored masterpiece has hit.