Wit’s End (1971) | Singaporeana!

22nd September 2019
Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

Director: Joel M Reed
Runtime: 86 minutes
Country: USA
Language: English
Rating: M18 (Nudity)

Synopsis
This bizarre independent film was shot in Singapore (with support from Cathay Film Services) in December 1969, and was based on a story by two American war correspondents (Keith Lorenz and Ian Ward). Instead, under the directing of legendary sleaze-king Joel M. Reed, a dire mish-mash of spy movie clichés,Ed Wood-level performances and shameless sexploitation, with a strain of homophobia that reaches hysterical levels rolls out. It follows the exploits of depressed Vietnam veteran and writer Dave Dearborn, leading to all manner of mayhem, sex, violence and ridiculous grotesquery, with Singapore playing its role as the unwitting backdrop.

To Note:
– All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
– Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
– Please check the film rating before purchase of tickets. Please note that you may be asked to present your ID at the door (this applies to concession tickets as well).