NAMATJIRA PROJECT

 

NOW SHOWING UNTIL OCT 31

 

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Albert Namatjira was one of those rare artists who actually changed the course of history. The founder of the Indigenous art movement, he became an international icon and was the first Indigenous person to be granted Australian citizenship. But Namatjira was never fully accepted by white Australia, and after being wrongfully imprisoned in 1959, he soon died, despondent and broken. Then, in 1983, the Australian Government sold the rights to his work to an art dealer – despite Namatjira having left his art to his wife and children.

Now, almost 60 years after Namatjira’s death, his family want it back. Working with the Namatjira family, filmmaker Sera Davies takes us on a journey from the sun-blasted deserts of their Aranda homeland to the lavish opulence of Buckingham Palace, as they fight to have Namatjira’s legacy returned to its rightful home. A captivating story of Australian race relations lensed through the bitterly contested history of one of our most venerated figures, Namatjira Project is a powerful, important addition to the canon of modern Indigenous culture.

 

DIR: Sera Davies

RATED: M

RUNNING TIME: 87 MINS

OCTOBER SESSION TIMES

 

WED 11 OCT 4:30pm

FRI 13 OCT 6:00pm

SUN 15 OCT 4:00pm

TUES 17 OCT 3:30pm

WED 18 OCT 4:00pm

THUR 19 OCT 2:00pm

FRI 20 OCT 8:00pm

TUES 24 OCT 8:00pm

WED 25 OCT 12:00pm *CRYBABY

SAT 28 OCT 1:00pm

TUES 31 OCT 6:00pm *FINAL