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Broken Highway

Friday, Jul 29 at 7:30 pm

July 29: Redstone Theater
August 7: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Laurie McInnes. 1993, 98 mins. 35mm. With Claudia Karvan, Aden Young, David Field, Bill Hunter. Upon arriving on the Queensland coast in a merchant ship, sailor Angel has business to conduct on behalf of his recently deceased mentor. Instructed to deliver a package to an apparently tropical paradise town called Honeyfield, he instead finds a malevolent melting pot of desire and deceit. Though she had previously worked as a cinematographer (shooting, among others, On Guard), Laurie McInnes here makes her feature directorial debut, a haunting, dusty Australian gothic noir, shot in rich black-and-white. Featuring Claudia Karvan in two roles, and beloved character actor Bill Hunter, Broken Highway stands apart today from most Australian cinema, as it did at the time of its release.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / Free or discounted for MoMI members ($11 classic). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.