Director: Warwick Thornton
Stars: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill
In early 20th century Australia, Sam (Morris), an Aboriginal stockman, is charged with the murder of a white man. A trial of nail-biting suspense ensues, amidst an atmosphere heavy with racial hatred and threats of summary justice. Fearing the worst, Sam and his wife flee into the desert – a cruel, if stunningly beautiful, environment. With astonishing performances from the indigenous amateur cast, Sweet Country brings a much-needed indigenous perspective to Australian cinema.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Thursday 3 May 2018
Shows start at 2.30 and 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7 (concessions).
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Screenings at 2.30PM and 7.30pm
Director: Taika Waititi
Stars: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata
Eleven-year-old urbanite Ricky (Dennison) — rebellious and hip-hop loving — gets a cultural shock when child welfare services send him to a foster-family in the remote New Zealand countryside. However, he quickly settles into his new home with his loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec (Neill), and dog Tupac.
But after tragedy strikes his place there is threatened and both he and Hec go on the run in the bush.
Here, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family, in this rousing adventure-comedy.
An in-depth Review from Empire is: here, including links to the trailer and a video “critic’s review”,
while the (US) Trailer can be seen below…..
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 15th November 2016
Shows start at 2.30PM or 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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