M | 108 mins
Fri 28 Jul 8:30 PM
Dendy Newtown, Cinema 2

General Admission

On Australia Day three young people from diverse cultural backgrounds are running scared. Director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog) takes a hard look at the frayed edges of Australian society. April is a 14-year-old Indigenous teen fleeing from a car crash. 17-year-old Iranian boy Sami is running from a crime he didn't commit. Lan, from China, is escaping sexual slavery. Elsewhere there's Sonya (Shari Sebbens, The Sapphires), an Indigenous cop wracked by guilt, and Terry (Bryan Brown, Two Hands), a cattle farmer who's just lost everything. Stephen M. Irwin's even-handed screenplay doesn't shy away from exposing intolerance and prejudice across the spectrum of Australian society. The propulsive direction of Stenders drives the intertwined stories to a suspenseful and exciting conclusion. Australia Day has much to say about the present state and potential future shape of the nation. Australia Day is a Hoodlum film presented by Foxtel in association with Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

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Dendy Newtown, Cinema 2

261-263 King St
Newtown, NSW, 2042
Video Junkee 2017 is taking over Cinema 1 at Dendy Newtown as part of our screenings program.