WE DON’T NEED A MAP
Screening in Arc Cinema Sat 27 Jan to Fri 2 Feb
2017 | PG | 85mins | AUSTRALIA | D: Warwick Thornton
Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape.
Sessions: SAT 27 JAN 2018, 3PM, 5PM 7PM | SUN 28 JAN 3PM (Presented by Warwick Thornton) | MON 29 JAN TO FRI 2 FEB, 10AM AND 6.30PM | SAT 3 FEB 2018, 3PM, 5PM 7PM
“At once benignly mischievous and profoundly serious, We Don’t Need a Map… explores the Southern Cross constellation, culturally integral to Australia’s indigenous peoples and inevitably massaged and reinterpreted by the white Europeans who later settled the continent. As such it is a pertinent message for the director’s countrymen and an eye-opening lesson for the world about the proud history and ongoing racial tensions that currently form the crux of the Australian experience… The film manages to achieve that unique tone of Australian self-deprecation tempered by frustration but resolutely remaining positive about the future. Under the watchful gaze of the Southern Cross, someone says, it’s ‘a great comfort having that big fella up there.’” - Eddie Cockrell, Variety