West Side Cinema - 'Sweet Country'

6 Oct 2018 7:15pm

Stromness Town Hall
West Side Cinema - 'Sweet Country'

Visit the West Side Cinema in Stromness to see films from around the world.

West Side Cinema welcomes visitors to Stromness Town Hall to enjoy showings by candlelight. Viewers can enjoy a wide variety of films from around the world in a relaxed and friendly setting. Bring your own refreshments.

SAT 06 OCT - ‘SWEET COUNTRY'

Doors open 7:15 for a 7:45 start
£5 / £3 student and Young Scot card

Sweet Country makes brilliant use of the Australian outback as the setting for a hard-hitting story that satisfies as a character study as well as a sociopolitical statement.

Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle yards. But Sam's relationship with the cruel and ill-tempered Harry quickly deteriorates. As a result, Sam becomes a wanted criminal and is forced to flee with his wife across the deadly outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. A hunting party led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher is formed to track Sam down.

'Australia now has its High Noon'. Time Out

'A drama of imposing breadth and emotional depth'. Hollywood Reporter

'The spare, classical chase drama that ensues is seeded with barbed observations on colonialism, cultural erasure and rough justice, kept poetically succinct by Thornton's lithe, soaring visual storytelling'. Variety

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oo9vn2k8axY