Like the festival, the four films that will be screened pay tribute to Australia. The lineup:
7:30 p.m. March 27: “Mad Max.”
The film, which launched Mel Gibson’s career, was debuted in 1979. Gibson was just 23 when the film was released. In the film, Gibson plays Max, a mad-as-hell policeman bent on avenging the death of his wife and child.
7:30 p.m. April 3: “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” Released in 1994, this comedy starring Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp and Hugo Weaving follows three drag queens who find traverse the Australian Outback in a lavender school bus.
7:30 p.m. April 10: “Dead Calm”
Aussie Nicole Kidman stars in this 1989 thriller, along with Sam Neill and Billy Zane. Zane plays a homicidal maniac who terrorizes a couple on the high seas.
8 p.m. April 17: “Breaking Boundaries”
This documentary about the Houston Ballet features the ballet’s artistic director Stanton Welch, who is a native Australian as well honorary chairman for the I-Fest.
Admission to all the films in on a first-come, first-served basis.