This year, the team are bringing Londoners a double bill of Australian film in the form of a main feature and a program of short films, which will bookend a complimentary drinks reception.
Presented in partnership with Border Crossings ORIGINS - Festival of First Nations.
- 6:15pm goodie bags on arrival for each ticket holder
- 6:45pm doors open – Australian snacks and lollies on sale (cash only)
- 7:00pm introductions & feature film (Sweet Country– 113 mins)
- 9:00pm feature film ends, complimentary drinks & canapés in bar
- 9:30pm shorts programme
- 11:00pm finish
TICKETS £15.00 (includes both sessions)
VENUE: Regent Street Cinema - 309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2UW
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Winner Venice Special Jury Prize & Platform Prize at Toronto
Warwick Thornton (dir) 113 min
Warwick Thornton’s follow up feature film to the brilliant Samson and Delilah (2009) is well worth the wait.
Set in the wild frontier of 1920s Northern Territory, where men are wild and hungry to establish themselves as masters of the harsh environment, the story centres on an older aboriginal man who shoots a white man in self-defence and the subsequent hunt for him by the men that rule the area.
Visceral and haunting, with stunning cinematography and powerful performances from Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, and Bryan Brown, this film will keep audiences transfixed and eager to grab a glass and dissect during the break before the short films begin.
This screening will coincide with the Australian cinematic release and comes courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing, ahead of the UK release on 9th March 2018.
SHORT FILM PROGRAM
A 90-minute program of award-winning and eclectic short films for Down Under, featuring a dark comedy directed by well-known actor Matt Day, a gritty drama by Australian Directors' Guild award winner Darlene Johnson, and films by exciting new filmmakers.