Stone 1974 R18+
6.00PM Fri 26 Feb 2021 (1hr 39mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
Stone will screen from a new digital restoration.
Stone is Australia’s entrant into the considerable canon of low-budget biker movies, popular in the 60s and early 70s. It’s hard to categorise: an exploitation movie, but one with elements of pseudo-documentary and political conspiracy thriller. While tripping on acid, a member of a satanic outlaw biker gang called the Gravediggers accidentally witnesses the assassination of an anti-pollution campaigner. After members of the gang start being killed off to cover up the crime, the Gravediggers reluctantly allow a policeman, Stone, to travel undercover with them in an attempt to find out who is behind the killings. The only feature film directed by Sandy Harbutt, Stone contains some impressive stunts and, for added authenticity, real-life bikers were cast as a rival biker club.' BFI
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 99 MINUTES, AUSTRALIA, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: SANDY HARBUTT / SCRIPT: SANDY HARBUTT, MICHAEL ROBINSON / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GRAHAM LIND / EDITOR: IAN BARRY / STUNT COORDINATOR: PETER ARMSTRONG / PROD CO: HEDON PRODUCTIONS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP