What's On

1 February
Free Film Fridays

Relax and learn through film at Free Film Fridays with a variety of Aboriginal films.

Fridays 1 February to 29 March

12–2pm

Free, bookings essential.

Friday 1 February – Spears

Acclaimed Artistic Director and Choreographer Stephen Page brings Bangarra Dance Theatre's outstanding dance work SPEAR to the screen. Striking and original, Page weaves story through dance to deliver an extraordinary cinematic experience in his feature film debut. Using gesture and dance, with minimal dialogue, SPEAR follows a young Aboriginal man named Djali (Hunter Page-Lochard) from the outback to the streets of Sydney on his quest to understand what it means to be a man with ancient traditions in a modern world. Featuring brilliant Bangarra dancers and an evocative David Page score that combines traditional and contemporary music, SPEAR is an intimate journey with one of Australia's most celebrated artists and one of the most affecting and spiritually resonant films of the year.

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Friday 8 February–Mabo

MABO is the story of how one man fought the system and won; how one man affected the lives of all his people. Eddie Koiki Mabo was shocked to discover that the ownership of land his ancestors passed down on Murray Island in The Torres Strait Islands for over 15 generations was not legally recognised. Rather than accept this injustice he began an epic fight for Australian law to recognise traditional land rights. Koiki never lived to see his land returned to him, but the name Mabo is known in every household throughout the country. In 1992, at only 55, Koiki died of cancer. Six months later the Court overturned the notion of terra nullius. The story will be told from the perspective of Eddie's wife, Bonita Mabo, and will use their love story as its backbone.

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Friday 15 February–Deadly Yarns 3

5 short films made by indigenous Western Australian filmmakers, Deadly Yarns 3 features stories of fame, graffiti, love, footy and a time before fire.

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Friday 22 February–Deadly Yarns 4

5 short films made by Indigenous West Australian filmmakers, Deadly Yarns 4 shares stories of spirits, food, animals, culture and music.

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Friday 1 March–Deadly Yarns 5

Deadly Yarns presents a collection of entertaining and compelling short dramas and documentaries produced by new and emerging West Australian filmmakers. Films include: Bingo, Running Riot, Telling Our Story and Two Worlds.

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Friday 8 March–Deadly Yarns 6

Deadly Yarns presents a collection of entertaining and compelling short dramas and documentaries produced by new and emerging West Australian filmmakers. Films include: Bunny, Wadumbah, Walk Tall Strong and If I drown I can swim.

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Friday 15 March–Zach’s Ceremony

Growing up isn't easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture.

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Friday 22 March– Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls

This film is a 'hybrid' blend of music, documentary and drama. The story is set in the 1920s in outback Australia, and evokes a time when it was illegal for white Australians and Aboriginal people to marry.

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Friday 29 March–The Last Tasmanian 

Fred Schepisi's internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and revenge.

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***The films are always subject to change unfortunately as they are rotated on the Kanopy system***


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