Snowy Double feature - Jindabyne + Somersault - Tix $10/$8
JINDABYNE: FRI 5 JAN, 3PM | Arc Cinema
2006 | M | 123mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Ray Lawrence
Ray Lawrence’s whodunnit draws from the Paul Kelly song Everything’s Turning To White, itself inspired by the Raymond Carver short story 'So Much Water So Close To Home.'
“Jindabyne addresses a gulf between articulate women and moody silent males, between the whites and the patronised Aborigines, and between scared humanity and the vast and frightening landscape of Australia itself, a landcape in which one may so easily lose one's bearings of Anglo-Saxon normality, and in which violence or loss are so terrifyingly possible. Jindabyne has the disquieting quality of Picnic At Hanging Rock and indeed the horror film Wolf Creek… But Lawrence makes of his story something quite different: more serious, more complex, with moral shades of grey.” - Peter Bradshaw, Empire Online
An image taken on the 2006 set of Jindabyne featuring lead performers Laura Linney and Gabriel Byrne features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.
SOMERSAULT: FRI 5 JAN, 5.15PM | Arc Cinema
2004 | MA | 106mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Cate Shortland
The Belconnen Bus Interchange never looked as Stalinist and dreamy as it does in Canberran Cate Shortland’s AFI Award winning debut feature.
"Shortland is not a writer who believes in small talk. With a cinema purist's regard for image over words, she strips her dialogue down to its essentials, but for once, the result doesn't produce characters who seem wilfully obtuse or psychologically malnourished. They speak in other ways - as does the film itself. Shortland knows precisely how to fit picture to mood. The pale sunlight and vaporous air; the sparkle of water bubbling from a drinking fountain; a night-time glimpse of two babies asleep in the back of a camper van; or the pages of Heidi's scrapbook with its consoling links with her childhood - all have their place in the poignant jigsaw she's creating." -Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
Cinematographer Matt Nettheim’s image of Abbie Cornish from Somersault (2004) features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery Nov 11 2017 to March 12 2018.