Luna Palace Cinemas is delighted to announce acclaimed director Warwick Thornton and Producer Brendan Fletcher (Mad Bastards) will be at Luna Outdoor on February 24 for a special Q&A screening of his new film WE DON'T NEED A MAP. Hosted by jounalist-reviewer Mark Naglazas. Doors open: 6.45pm Film starts: 8pm.
Thornton's (SWEET COUNTRY, SAMSON & DELILAH) latest film is an in-depth look at the rich and surprising history of one of Australia’s most iconic and contentious symbols: The Southern Cross.
The Southern Cross is the most famous constellation in the southern hemisphere. Ever since colonisation it’s been claimed, appropriated and hotly-contested for ownership by a radical range of Australian groups. But for Aboriginal people the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. And just about completely unknown. For a start, the Southern Cross isn’t even a cross – it’s a totem that’s deeply woven into the spiritual and practical lives of Aboriginal people.
Now one of Australia’s leading film-makers, Warwick Thornton, tackles this fiery subject head on in a bold and poetic essay-film.
WE DON’T NEED A MAP challenges us to consider the place of the Southern Cross in the Australian psyche. Imbued with Warwick’s cavalier spirit, this is a fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia’s cultural and political landscape.
Opening Night Film of the 2017 Sydney Film Festival.
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