A pulsating true crime documentary that skilfully pursues the truth behind the unsolved “Burger Chef” murders, Speedway marks a gripping and stylish feature debut from Adelaide’s Luke Rynderman and co-director Adam Kamien. In the small town of Speedway, Indianapolis in 1978, four young employees of a Burger Chef restaurant went missing at the end of a Friday night shift. The police initially suspected a petty theft by the work crew. By the time their bodies were found on Sunday and the investigation elevated to multiple murders, the crime scene had been cleaned and re-opened for business. Crafted through stunning reenactments and tense witness interviews, Speedway unravels mishandled evidence and wild revelations that cater to the most insatiable true crime appetite. However, the film’s real point of difference is the way that the victims are given a stylised agency through the reenactments, walking us through the various theories and facts of the case, ultimately leading us to a shocking new discovery.
The screening in Sunday 22 October will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.