2017 / 113 min / australia
Set in Australia’s vast inner countries, Sweet Country is a visceral, muscular story of an Aboriginal stockman fleeing the law after the murder of a white station owner. Based on actual events, this stirring film is a visual treat and a deeply emotional story of justice - and injustice - in early 20th century Australia. Acclaimed auteur Warwick Thornton’s highly anticipated feature is tour-de-force, enhanced by remarkable performances by Hamilton Morris and a cast that includes Sam Neill and Bryan Brown.
Screening Friday, April 6 7:30 pm
Warwick Thornton is an internationally-renowned director, screenwriter and cinematographer who was born and raised in Alice Springs. His short films Nana and Greenbush premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival (with Nana winning the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film) and his landmark first feature, Samson and Delilah, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, winning the prestigious Caméra d’Or. Warwick has had numerous works at imagineNATIVE over the years and was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.