AUSTRALIAN FILM: DESERT REDUX
Presented by Darwin Festival and Deckchair Cinema
As part of Australian Film: Desert Redux two very different Aussie films expose a side of our country you won’t see in the tourism ads.
‘Neo western’ meets ‘outback noir’ in award-winning filmmaker Ivan Sen’s latest mystery thriller Goldstone. Following up a missing persons enquiry, Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier mining outpost of Goldstone, a town where different cultural worlds collide in an epically beautiful desert landscape. The drama-charged action moves to the beat of the sacred land it is played out on as the story weaves its way through issues of Land Rights, mining, corruption, the Stolen Generations, cultural destruction, people trafficking, greed, loneliness and love.
Sen’s films always say a lot about our society and identity. Goldstone is a stunning complex and layered work that comes together brilliantly as a mystery action thriller, but also in its deeper exploration of corruption and greed at the heart of our country and its history. It features much loved NT actor Tom E. Lewis in his final feature film performance.
Before the screening enjoy live music from local artist Mandy Garling to complete your night out under the stars.