Thursday Pictures – MAD BASTARDS

Thursday 7 July 2022 – 7.30pm @ Killara Centre, Camperdown

Our July film celebrates NAIDOC Week and the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who’s sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son. Upon his arrival, TJ is confronted by the equally tough local cop Texas… and so begins a story about hard men battling to do the right thing by their family.

The movie is steeped in the distinctive music of the Pigram Brothers in collaboration with multi-ARIA Award winner Alex Lloyd. Their lilting ukulele and mandolin melodies weave like a dream through the central story.

Real people, with no acting experience, play the lead roles. This brings a tremendous intimacy and freshness to the movie. Developed in close collaboration over many years with director Brendan Fletcher, the actors play characters based on their own lives and the true stories of local aboriginal communities. Fletcher’s debut feature has the stamp of authenticity.

Mad Bastards screens at 7.30pm on Thursday 7 July 2022 in the Killara Centre, Camperdown. Rated MA15+ 1hr 36min.

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

$10 entry for guests or $30 for a 3 x film membership subscription. The entry fee includes supper and refreshments after the screening.

The event will follow the current Victorian State Government Covid-19 regulations. NOTE: Out of respect for your own health and the health of other members, if you are unwell, please do not attend. 

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