Dir. Bill Watterson | Comedy/Adventure | 80mins | USA | 2017 | Sydney Premiere

Time Sun 17 Sep, 5pm

Price Full $16 / Conc $14

Bookings (02) 9550 3666

Please note, this film is strictly MA15+, you must be 15 years or older to attend.


Winner: Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at Slamdance 2017.

Played: Calgary Underground Film Festival 2017, Boston Underground Film Festival 2017, Atlanta Film Festival 2017.  

Upon returning from a business trip, Anna curiously discovers a large pile of cardboard boxes taped together in her living room. In an attempt to create something of significance, it seems her boyfriend Dave has built a maze — but in doing so, has inadvertently fallen victim to the intricacy of his own design. Now trapped in a structure filled with booby traps and fantastical pitfalls, Dave must guide a search-and-rescue team comprised of his partner and very best friends through his ever-changing mythical labyrinth to escape.

What starts out full of whimsy soon takes a dark turn as the maze starts growing increasingly sentient, and murderous, by the minute. Like Labyrinth as if directed by Charlie Kaufman, Bill Watterson’s feature debut re-imagines classic ’80s adventure films with a modern comedic edge, higher body count and a unique, cardboard style all of its own. The film’s low-fi, DIY fantasy world (assembled using over 30,000 square feet of cardboard) bursts to life with ingenious puppetry, stop-motion animation and in-camera optical illusions that dazzle throughout.

“Dave Made A Maze is the kind of film that makes someone a believer in the power of cinema… do whatever you must to see it on the biggest screen available as soon as humanly possible. You can thank me later.” – James Shotwell, Substream Magazine.

“One of the most vivid, imaginative and original movie worlds in recent cinema… we have the makings of a stone-cold cult classic with this one.” – Nathaneal Hood, The Young Folks.

“The most spectaculous (sic) independent film I’ve seen in some years… A triumph of design and creativity… Dave Made A Maze is the kind of film that only comes around once in a decade…” – Bears Fonte, AMFM.

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