September Screenings at The Backlot Perth – Wake in Fright, Samson and Delilah, and More…

Each month, the Perth indie cinema, The Backlot, screens a wide array of excellent films that deserve viewing on the big screen. For the month of September, there are a few stellar Aussie films being screened.

Check out the details below, and make sure to buy tickets early to avoid disappointment!


FISH Films @ The Backlot 

A night of film and Indigenous theme, Indigenous cuisine and Q&A.

We are thrilled to showcase TWO FILMS this night including short film ‘Jadai The Broome Brawler.’ Nominated for Best International Short Film and Best Editor at Paris Art and Movie Awards. 

Based on a true story, amateur boxer Jadai has promised his family: no more fighting. But the corrupt local cops have other plans, and Jadai’s forced into the fight of his life. 

Followed by “a survival love story” ‘Samson & Delilah’, as described by the director Warwick Thornton.

Fourteen-year-old Aboriginal kids Samson and Delilah hail from an isolated community in the Central Australian desert, where – for Samson – sniffing petrol is one of the few available ways of escaping the suffocating grimness of daily life. After a persistent campaign to gain Delilah’s affections, Samson steals the community’s sole motor car and persuades her to elope with him to Alice Springs. Described as a “survival love story” by the director Warwick Thornton.

Date & Time
Sun 8 September @ 6pm – 9pm
Tickets Available Here

SHOWING AS PART OF THE MONTHLY ‘BOOK TO FILM’

Wake in Fright

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just that.

Come experience Australian horror at its finest (wide open spaces, large animals, and thirsty men). Kenneth Cook’s debut novel of 1961 ‘Wake in Fright’ led to Ted Kotcheff’s film adaptation released in 1971.

As Martin Scorsese wrote in response: It left me speechless.

Join us in reliving this classic AND for an exclusive post-screening discussion on the film and its adaptation by publisher Terri-ann White and film curator Tom Vincent! 

Book your tickets via the link below before they sell out.

Date & Time
Sun 12 September @ 2pm – 5.30pm 
Tickets Available Here

ROLLERBALL – The Vault

In a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, the violent game of Rollerball is used to control the populace. 

Rollerball is used to demonstrate the futility of individuality but one player, Jonathan E., rises to the top, fights for his personal freedom and threatens the corporate control.

Get your ticket now via the link below!

Date & Time
Wed 26 September @ 2pm – 5.30pm
Tickets Available Here

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