Redland Performing Arts Centre will be showcasing six Australian Films that inspire, inform and engage audiences through Australian storytelling. On Saturday 2 June, come along to the screenings of Rabbit Proof Fence and Ten Canoes. Buy a single movie screening for $8 or a double film special for $14 (two films in one day, please book via the box office).
RABBIT PROOF FENCE - The moving true story of three Aboriginal girls who are forcibly taken from their families in 1931 to be trained as domestic servants as part of an official Australian government policy. They make a daring escape and embark on an epic 1,500 mile journey to get back home - following the rabbit-proof fence that bisects the Australian continent - with the authorities in hot pursuit. Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury and Kenneth Branagh. Screenings at 10am (non-captioned) & 12 noon (captioned)(PG, 1hr 34mins).
TEN CANOES - Presenting a tale within a tale, this magnificent Australian film follows Dayindi, a young Aboriginal warrior in Arnhem Land, in a time separate of Western influence. His older brother Minygululu, tells the young Dayindi a story about another young man even further back in time who, like Dayindi, coveted his elder brother’s youngest wife.Through stories, can values be taught and balance achieved and will Dayindi change his path in life? Starring Crusoe Kurddal, Jamie Gulpilil and Peter Minygululu. Screenings at 2pm (non-captioned) & 4pm (captioned)(M, 1hr 30mins).