ghosts.of the civil dead

John Hillcoat and Evan English, Australia, 1988, 93 mins, 35mm. Courtesy: National Film & Sound Archive and Correctional Services Film Productions

Ghosts...of the Civil Dead
Acclaimed for its stunning power and rare daring, John Hillcoat and Evan English's Ghosts.of the Civil Dead is based on events which occurred at the highest-security US Federal Penitentiary, in Marion, Illinois.

Omnipotent, unseen 'authorities' deliberately provoke inmates and guards alike in order to generate violence and murder.

A landmark work of the prison genre that reasonates with contemporary relevance.

Dates   Sat 15 Oct 2005, 2pm
Admission   All tickets $8 
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