Hail (L.A. premiere, director in person!)

The most critically acclaimed Australian feature film of 2012 (and the first Australian film to screen at the Venice Film Festival in ten years), this multi-award winning, searingly intimate portrait of love, loss and chaos “redefines cinematic boundaries” (Hugo Weaving) in a mesmeric assault on the senses — and takes you uncomfortably close to the mind and misdeeds of people who have actually lived the kind of lives most of us only see in movies. Supported by a cast made up entirely of non-actors, real-life couple Leanne Campbell and ex-con Daniel P. Jones star in this hauntingly realistic portrait of Australia’s criminal underbelly that is unflinching and delicate — panoramic and impressionistic. Crafted from Danny’s own memories and experiences, this brutal maelstrom takes its cinematic cues from Cassavetes, Brakhage and Philippe Grandrieux — and includes a soundtrack featuring Moondog, Terry Riley, Rhys Chatham, Exuma, The Boxtops and John McLaughlin. This epic love story/hallucinatory revenge thriller is a sensory barrage not to be missed. Director Amiel Courtin-Wilson and cinematographer Germain McMicking will both be here for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Amiel Courtin-Wilson, 2012, 104 min.

Watch the trailer for “Hail”!
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