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

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:


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