When: Friday 27th April, 2018
The Dubbo community has pulled together to bring the film Sweet Country and it’s multi-award winning director, Warwick Thornton, to town.
When the head office of Dubbo’s only cinema declined to screen Sweet Country, Kellie Jennar from the Dubbo Filmmakers reached out to Bunya Productions to see what could be done.
The result – a very special film event will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, followed by a Q&A with Warwick Thornton on Friday, April 27.
Inspired by real events, Sweet Country is a period western set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, Australia. Kate Taylor, from The Globe and Mail calls it, “Unforgettable. A new Australian classic”.
When asked why she felt it was important for Dubbo audiences to have access this film on the big screen, Ms Jennar replied, “Sweet Country is a culturally important, cinematic Australian masterpiece that has received audience and critical acclaim worldwide.
In order for Australia audiences to support Australian cinema, we first must have access to it.”
There has been significant collaboration within the creative sector of Dubbo to bring this culturally important film and it’s director to Dubbo. Bunya Productions, the Sydney based production company behind Sweet Country, has been working with Ms Jennar and the Dubbo Film Society to coordinate the event.
Ms Jennar comments, “The fact this event is happening, is a testament to the passion and dedication of Dubbo’s creative sector”. Steve Clayton, President of the Dubbo Film Society says, “The Dubbo Film Society regards events such as this one as a significant milestone for the City’s arts calendar and an opportunity to reflect on the power of cinema in how we shape our perceptions of society and its values. We would love to see the DRTCC filled to capacity on 27 April where film goers can be part of this special presentation of an Australian award winning film.”