SWEET COUNTRY (15) – 2017 Australia 113 min

Director: Warwick Thornton
Stars: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, Sam Neill

Image from the filmIn 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. Image from the filmFearing the worst, Sam and his wife flee into the desert – a cruel, if stunningly beautiful, environment. Image from the filmWith astonishing performances from the indigenous amateur cast, Image from the filmSweet 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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Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, New Zealand, 101 mins) cert. 12A

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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. 

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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)

– click on the time to make a booking