Film still from <em>Zabriskie Point</em>

Film still from Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

  • Sun 3 Apr 2016
  • 3:30—5:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: R16

Zabriskie Point is a late-1960s drama set in the counterculture of the United States as the infamous UCLA riots break out.

In what is supposed to be an indictment of 1960's American society, two aimless young adults try to find themselves in the California desert.

At all times freaky and far-out, Michelangelo Antonioni’s fascinating and under-appreciated 1970 film Zabriskie Point is now on re-release. Mocked and critically patronised at the time, this was a counterculture adventure with something in common with Easy Rider and Bonnie and Clyde. It was a midwife to the desert reveries of David Lynch, and provided an acid flashback to Hitchcock’s North by Northwest. Short of travelling by time machine, watching this film is the best way to visit the Los Angeles of the late 1960s, with all the streetscapes, billboards and brand names. – Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

Released in 1970 under a mushroom cloud of protest, controversy and fascination, Zabriskie Point is the story of a fugitive campus radical who steals a plane and meets a secretary in Death Valley.

 

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