Ep 068: Ted Kotcheff & Bruce Bennett

Oct 05, 2012

[3 mins. 31 secs.] Legendary filmmaker Ted Kotcheff ("North Dallas Forty", "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz") is the guest along with film journalist/musician and guest co-host for this episode, Bruce Bennett. Film Forum is screening a new print of his classic out-back fever dream of a film, "Wake In Fright". After finishing up the school term in a remote outback town, teacher John Grant (Gary Bond) looks forward to spending his holiday with his girlfriend in Sydney. But John gets waylaid in a mining town where a gambling spree leaves him completely broke. He quickly falls in with the hard-drinking locals, who constantly ply him with alcohol and force him to participate in a gruesome kangaroo hunt. Disgusted, John tries to hitchhike out of town and, when that fails, begins to contemplate suicide. This episode was recorded at the offices of Film Forum and produced by BBox Radio.

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