Thursday Pictures – Double Feature!

Thursday 4 November 2021 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

We are pleased to announce that Thursday Pictures will be back on Thursday 4 November 2021 at the Killara Centre Camperdown with a double bill of films.

At 7.30pm we will screen Firestarter, with supper at intermission. Then at 9.45pm we’ll show The Perfect Candidate
$10 for the night.

Bookings are required because venue numbers are still limited, to maintain appropriate social distancing. 
To book, please email thursdaypictures@gmail.com

Due to State Government regulations all in attendance must be double vaccinated for Covid-19 and evidence must be shown at the door.

In line with government and health guidelines, masks must be worn unless drinking or eating. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

We will be starting promptly at 7.30pm.

Here’s a synopsis of the films….

Firestarter: The Story of Bangarra, is a documentary about the birth and spectacular growth of Australia’s famed Bangarra Dance Theatre. Through the eyes of three young Aboriginal brothers – Stephen, David and Russell Page and company alumni, the film explores the loss and reclaiming of culture, the burden of intergenerational trauma and crucially, the extraordinary power of art as a messenger for social change and healing. The film documents a 30 year history featuring authentic storytelling, mesmerising technique and deeply moving and spectacular performances, combined with candid interviews and a treasure trove of archival footage. Directed by Wayne Blair (The Sapphires, Redfern Now) and Nel Minchin (Matilda & Me, Making Muriel), Firestarter features powerfully cinematic dance sequences – capturing the stunning visual language and heightened drama that Bangarra is famous for.  2020 Australia M Documentary 1hr 36min

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this content contains images of people who have died. 

The Perfect Candidate. Maryam (Mila Al Zahrani) is a dedicated and ambitious young Saudi doctor who lives at home with her two sisters and her father. En route to a medical conference, her travel plans are thwarted which leads her down an unlikely political path – running for city council. Despite the community’s struggle to accept her as the town’s first female candidate, her creative and ambitious campaign becomes a symbol for a larger movement. Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda, Mary Shelley, Nappily Ever After) the film centres the action on the lives of its female protagonists to tell a broader story of contemporary Saudi life. It speaks to the specificity of place whilst offering a universal message about family, dreams and the power of sisterhood.  2019 Saudi Arabia PG Drama 1h 44m In Arabic with English subtitles

REMEMBER: to book in for this double feature on Thursday 4 November email: thursdaypictures@gmail.com

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