CBC reports that Melbourne Police have raided the home of Melbourne Underground Film Festival founder Richard Wolstencraft in connection with MUFF’s clandestine screening of Bruce LaBruce’s L.A. Zombie.
The Australian Classification Board had banned the film in July, preventing its screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival which runs concurrently with MUFF.
“I’ll never understand how censors don’t see that the more they try to suppress a film, the more people will want to see it. It gives me a profile I didn’t have yesterday,” LaBruce told the Sydney Morning Herald when the film was banned.
LaBruce is in Regina right now, preparing for “A Weekend in Alphaville”, his collaboration with Edward and Robin Poitras of New Dance Horizons, to be performed Saturday, November 20. He will also be screening L.A. Zombie tomorrow night at Artesian as a fundraiser for Queer City Cinema. You can read prairie dog‘s interview with Bruce LaBruce right here.