Director's Home Raided Over Zombie Movie Screening

Police have raided the home of Australian filmmaker RICHARD WOLSTENCROFT after he allegedly broke the law by holding a public screening of banned horror movie L.A. ZOMBIE.
The controversial film, directed by Bruce LaBruce and starring gay porn actor Francois Sagat, was due to be shown at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July (10), but the premiere was cancelled after officials at the Australian Classification Board refused to sanction the picture, which has been described as "gay zombie porn".
The Beautiful and The Damned director Wolstencroft, who runs the Melbourne Underground Film Festival, allegedly defied the ban over the summer (10) by hosting a public screening of the film.
Under Australian law, films which are refused classification may not be imported, sold, or distributed, which includes screening at public events.
Cops searched the director's Melbourne home on Thursday morning (11Nov10) and questioned him in connection with allegedly "exhibiting and possessing an unclassified film". Wolstencroft will appear in court at a later date to face unspecified charges.
The director tells the AAP, "Obviously we are really surprised that this has happened. We are talking to lawyers and we will prepare a defence... We have exhibited lesbian films, gay films, controversial political films. (L.A. Zombie) is people acting. Bruce LaBruce is a well regarded international filmmaker... I'm not sure what the problem is here."


Contactmusic
Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Our Tastebuds Are Tingling For This Year's Hottest New Artists

The world's biggest fast food chain presents three of the top up-and-coming indie...

Our Tastebuds Are Tingling For This Year's Hottest New Artists

Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett: Meet The Cast of Andy Serkis’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Hot on the heels of Disney announcing their star filled Jungle Book cast, Warner...

Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett: Meet The Cast of Andy Serkis’s ‘The Jungle Book’

Maroon 5 - Animals [Lyric] Video

Ahead of their fifth studio album, 'V', in September, Maroon 5 is continuing their promotion by releasing the lyric video for their...

Maroon 5 - Animals (Lyric Video) Video

God Help the Girl Movie Review

With bouncy pop tunes and a breezy tone, this Scottish musical sometimes feels so weightless that it seems to float right out...

God Help the Girl Movie Review

Reviews: 'The One I Love' - Moss and Duplass Shine

Starring Mad Men’s Elizabeth Moss, The One I Love follows Ethan (Mark Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) attempt...

Reviews: 'The One I Love' - Moss and Duplass Shine

Jennifer Lawrence in Talks with Quentin Tarantino for 'The Hateful Eight'

Jennifer Lawrenceis in negotiations withQuentin Tarantinoto star in his forthcoming...

Jennifer Lawrence in Talks with Quentin Tarantino for 'The Hateful Eight'

Miley Cyrus Banned From Performing In Dominican Republic

Miley Cyrus has been banned from performing in the Dominican Republic. The...

Miley Cyrus Banned From Performing In Dominican Republic

Chris Pratt Pays Visit To Children's Hospital As Peter Quill

The world keeps on falling in love with Chris Pratt over and over again. After a...

Chris Pratt Pays Visit To Children's Hospital As Peter Quill

Win A Pair Of Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones From Beats By Dre

Welcome all you eagle-eyed freebie spotters to our latest competition where...

Win A Pair Of Lady Gaga Heartbeats Headphones From Beats By Dre
Advertisement

Comments

Harald Dohrn's picture

Harald Dohrn

Wolstencroft's commitment to free speech is highly suspect given that he had a blog of mine shut down for exposing him as a neo-fascist:richardw777.blogspot.com
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322489301

3 years 9 months ago
Report
View Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All