SAMSON AND DELILAH
SUN 28 JAN, 3PM | Arc Cinema | $10/$8
2009 | MA | 101mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Warwick Thornton
Director Warwick Thornton introduces his Cannes prize winning feature.
"Australian cinema is stuffed to the gills with stories of suburban druggies who have messed up too many times, sat on the couch for too long, collected too many dole payments, veered too far from the track. Yet without bludgeoning audiences with a moral, Samson and Delilah spotlights people for whom there is no “track”, no place of relative opportunity." -Luke Buckmaster, The Guardian
An image of the two lead performers from Samson and Delilah (2009), Rowan McNamara and Marissa Gibson shot on set by stills photographer Mark Rogers, with design from Jeremy Saunders, was used as the key image and poster artwork for the theatrical season of the film. The image and artwork can be seen in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.