Sweet Country – Film Introduction and Q&A with Director Warwick Thornton

Event Information

Join director of SWEET COUNTRY, Warwick Thornton at our film Introduction at Palace Cinema Como, in Melbourne and actors Bryan Brown and Hamilton Morris accompanying him in Sydney at Palace Central for a film Introduction and Palace Norton Street for a Q&A following the film screening in early January. Plus, we’re hosting a Q&A with Thornton at Palace Centro in Brisbane on Thursday, January 25.

Dates, Locations & Tickets

Brisbane

Palace Centro | Film Q&A

Thursday, January 25 | 6.30pm
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Melbourne

Palace Cinema Como | Film Intro

Tuesday, January 16 | 6.15pm
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Sydney

Palace Norton Street | Film Q&A

Monday, January 15 | 6.00pm
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Palace Central | Film Intro

Monday, January 15 | 6.30pm
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Synopsis

Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. When Aboriginal stockman Sam (Hamilton Morris) kills white station owner Harry March (Ewen Leslie) in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie (Natassia Gorey-Furber) go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country.

Sergeant Fletcher (Bryan Brown) leads the posse with the help of Aboriginal tracker Archie (Gibson John) and local landowners Fred Smith (Sam Neill) and Mick Kennedy (Thomas M. Wright). Fletcher is desperate to capture Sam and put him on trial for murder – but Sam is an expert bushman and he has little difficulty outlasting them. Eventually, for the health of his pregnant wife, Sam decides to give himself up. He is put on trial in the courtroom of Judge Taylor (Matt Day). But will justice be served?

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