SESSION: Saturday 13th August at 6:30pm

For it's 70th-anniversary year, MIFF returns with an expansive program of acclaimed international and Australian cinema, esteemed guests, premieres, galas, talks and special events. See full program here.

Ghosts… of the Civil Dead

(1988, dir. John Hillcoat, w/ David Field, Mike Bishop, Chris DeRose)

Ghosts… of the Civil Dead will finish at approximately 8:11pm.

Described as “the most powerful film ever made in Australia” by The Age, this iconic Australian classic is poised to be the most intense and visceral experience you will ever have in the cinema. People remember when and where they saw Ghosts… of the Civil Dead, which originally screened at MIFF in 1988. Inspired by the memoirs of long-time, hardcore American prisoner Jack Henry Abbott and drawing on extensive research into the incarceration system in the US and Australia, the film unfolds in a fictional ‘new generation’ prison in the middle of the desert, in the not-too-distant future. There, new inmate Wenzil is admitted to a maximum-security facility administered by sinister authorities with ulterior motives. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.453.453.453.45(IMDB rating)