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Virtual Panel Discussion with Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Witiyana MarikaWatch Trailer
Please note that due to border closures and travel restrictions outside of our control, elements of this event have been modified to what was initially advertised. We apologise for the change but still cannot wait to share this film with you and the support of independent Australian cinema is greatly appreciated at this time.
Palace Cinemas is pleased to invite you to the critically-acclaimed Colonial Western, HIGH GROUND, followed by a virtual panel discussion with stars Simon Baker, Jacob Junior Nayinggul and Witiyana Marika, as well as Stephen Maxwell Johnson. As an added bonus, this screening will now feature an exclusive personalised introduction from the filmmakers, Simon Baker, Stephen Johnson & Witiyana Marika
Join us for a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival before experiencing Stephen Johnson’s engrossing revisionist Western that elevates the stories and voices of Indigenous Australians.
Set against the raising natural beauty of the Northern Territory’s 1930s Arnhem Land, HIGH GROUND chronicles young Aboriginal man Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), who in a bid to save the last of his family teams up with ex-soldier Travis (Baker) to track down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr) —the most dangerous warrior in the Territory, who is also his uncle. As Travis and Gutjuk journey through the outback, they begin to earn each other’s trust, but when the truths of Travis’ past actions are suddenly revealed, it is he who becomes the hunted.
“A gripping, visually spectacular revenge thriller” THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Absorbing and handsome” VARIETY
“This potent drama speaks with its own voice” SCREENHUB
“ A stunningly beautiful and meditative Australian western” FLICKS.COM.AU
Palace Norton Street
Monday, January 18 | 7:20pm (Virtual Q&A post-film)
Palace Movie Club (max 2): $20.00
Palace Golden Club (max 2): $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
Palace Norton Street
Monday, January 18
Virtual Q&A Post-Film