Film still from Samson and Delilah, 2009, directed by Warwick Thorton.
26 January, Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
Hood Museum of Art Auditorium
In conjunction with Crossing Cultures, a mini film festival of award-winning movies will be screened on Australia Day. Each film will be introduced by Stephen Gilchrist, Curator of Indigenous Australian Art, Hood Museum of Art. Start times for each film are approximate. Admission is free and open to the public.
TEN CANOES (2006) 90 mins.
Hoping to teach younger brother Dayindi (Jamie Gulpilil) a lesson about fidelity, Aboriginal elder Minygululu (Peter Minygululu) weaves a lengthy and poignant ancestral fable about warrior Ridjimiraril's sibling battle for his bride's affection. The tale has deep meaning, but the brothers' expedition is the greater reward for both. Peter Djigirr and Rolf de Heer's cinematic walkabout is told in the Aboriginal language of Ganalbingu.
SAMSON AND DELILAH (2009) 1 hour 40 mins.
In the desert of Central Australia, aimless Samson (Rowan McNamara) takes a fancy to Delilah (Marissa Gibson), a fellow teen who takes care of her grandmother. Branded as outcasts by the rest of the community, Samson and Delilah set out for Alice Springs on a grueling road trip. The epic journey subjects the aboriginal duo to poverty, addiction and hunger in writer-director Warwick Thornton's sparse and grittily beautiful feature debut.
BRAN NUE DAE (2009) 85 mins.
In an idyllic port town on Australia's west coast in the summer of 1969, carefree 16-year-old Willie (Rocky McKenzie) enjoys hanging out with his pals and wooing a beautiful singer named Rosie (Jessica Mauboy)--until his mom ships him back to a Catholic boarding school in Perth. An act of rebellion soon triggers a wild homebound journey for our young hero in this energetic adaptation of the beloved Australian stage musical from 1990.
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